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Heart Attacks

February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on heart health. Learn about what happens during a heart attack and how it might look different in women than in men.

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Doctor-Patient Communication

You and your doctor are partners, working together for your optimal health. That's why it's important to find a doctor you feel comfortable with, someone who listens to your questions, and takes the time to ask his or her own. Take this quiz to find out more.

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Learn About Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic, progressive and painless condition that affects your eyesight. February is AMD Awareness Month. Find out what you can do to help prevent this condition.

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Too Much TV Time?

For every hour of TV you watch, you may well be shaving years off your life. A recent study linked too much television to some of the most common causes of death.

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Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
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    Breastfeeding is filled with benefits to your child and you. Do you know what they are?

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

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    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

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      An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Unfortunately, many people who need an inhaler do not use it correctly, so they don't receive the full benefit of the medication. Watch this video to learn the best way to use your inhaler.

      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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