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Healthy Precautions For Air Travel

Most people don't have any problems when they fly, but it's possible to make airplane travel safer and more comfortable. Here are some tips.

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What Do You Know About Holiday Sweets and Treats?

If you want to eat healthy this holiday season, is it necessary to cut out all those tempting treats and snacks? Take this quiz to find out.

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Learning to Relax

Stress is a part of life, especially at this time of year. To keep stress at a minimum, relaxation techniques can help you counteract the negative effects of stress and put you in a calmer state of mind.

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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.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
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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    Fibromyalgia affects millions of Americans, according to the American College of Rheumatology. Women of childbearing age are most likely to have it, but it can affect men and children, as well.

    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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    This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

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      People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended.

      Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. Women of all ages, races, and ethnicities – men, too – can develop it. For some women, though – in particular, African-Americans – breast cancer can be more deadly. Many factors play a role in this disparity.

         

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