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Prevent Running Injuries

Here are some simple steps to avoid running injuries.

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Cycling Quiz

Biking is an enjoyable and effective form of exercise. But is it less stressful on your joints?

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How Old is "Old Enough" for Contacts?

Is your child ready for contact lenses? There are no hard rules about when a child is ready to switch to contacts. Here are some tips to help you make this important decision.

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Protecting Your Little Pitcher

If the warmer weather has your child itching to pitch, don’t let him or her overdue it. A recent survey of young ball players found many of them play with arm pain. That can be a sign of an overuse injury. As a parent, you can help prevent this sports-related problem.

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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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    Answer this one: In most forms of glaucoma, what damages the optic nerve?

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

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    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.

      Finding out you are pregnant may prompt you to make some lifestyle changes, particularly in your diet. You may decide to eat more fruits and vegetables and less high-fat foods. Another change you may want to consider: cutting back on coffee.

         

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