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Keeping Pace With the Heart

People with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can live a normal, active life – with a few precautions.

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Healthy Nutrition for Seniors

It's Healthy Aging Month! Keep up-to-snuff on your nutrition. Take this quiz!

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Obesity in Adolescents

Find out the facts behind the nation's obesity epidemic.

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Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
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    Tetanus is an infection that affects the nervous system. It's also called lockjaw. Most children are vaccinated against it, but that immunity wears off with time. Adults need a booster shot to maintain their immunity.

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

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    Endometriosis is a common condition among women. It affects about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Find out if you're at risk for it.

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      A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

      Women who use birth control products that contain a combination of estrogen and progestin may double their risk for heart attack and stroke.

         

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