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Know the Score on Sports Eye Safety

This is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month. Keep in mind that 90% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented. The best strategy is finding the right gear for the right sport.

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Recipe: Apple Carrot Salad

Try this simple salad of carrots, apples, and raisins mixed with mayo and lemon juice.

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Asthma Triggers Quiz

Asthma makes it hard to get air into your lungs when your body reacts to certain things. Asthma attacks can be started by things known as triggers. Do you know what can trigger asthma? Test your knowledge!

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Should You Have a Hysterectomy?

If you have constant pelvic pain, or suffer from heavy bleeding during your period, a hysterectomy may help. But recent findings show many women who have a hysterectomy may not need one.

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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
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.
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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
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    During pregnancy, is it OK to take an aspirin for that headache or a sleeping pill when you’re tossing and turning at night? Take this quiz to get the answers on different types of drugs and if they may have harmful effects on your unborn child.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

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    Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. People who have a broken bone related to osteoporosis often experience a downward turn in their overall health.

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      This procedure, a common type of open heart surgery, is one way to treat blockages in the arteries of the heart. Watch the video and learn about the surgery and what you can expect during recovery and rehabilitation.

      Parents of young athletes may expect the occasional bruise, scrape, or pulled muscle. But an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may seem a more likely concern for a professional running back or a slam-dunking hoop star.

         

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