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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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What's Behind a Chubby Childhood?

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

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Cholesterol
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.
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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Learning about incontinence can give you the courage and understanding needed to bring the subject up with your health care provider.

    The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

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    Sometimes, people who abuse drugs aren't aware they have a problem. This assessment is for people who regularly use drugs and wonder if they have issues with abuse or addiction.

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      A stroke occurs when either too much blood or too little blood disrupts blood flow to part of the brain. This deprives brain tissue of necessary oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes brain cells begin to die and the result is a loss of brain function.

      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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