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The Delicate Knee: Preventing an ACL Tear

Discover how the knee joint works and why the anterior cruciate ligament is pivotal to the stability and function of the knee. It's also vulnerable to straining or tearing during activity.

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Grill Yourself on E.Coli

One strain of E. coli is a welcome resident of our intestines, another strain can be deadly. Find out surprising facts about E. coli.

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Choosing Child Care

Finding the right place for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Start here for solid advice.

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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.
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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    True or false: Head lice travel from one person's head to another's by jumping. Check out this and other answers to true-false questions about head lice.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    More than 4 million babies will be born in the United States this year alone. Now, more than ever, mothers-to-be have access to current information, advanced technologies, and skilled medical personnel. The Healthy Pregnancy Guide provides an individualized tool to help plan for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. With medical information and practical tips, you will be well-prepared to recognize the changes that are in store for you and your baby.

    Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.

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      Sigmoidoscopy allows a doctor to examine the lower portion of your colon using a thin tube. It may be used to help diagnose certain intestinal problems that can cause symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Abnormal growths may also be detected. This video describes a sigmoidoscopy and how it may inform you about your colorectal health.

      Half of people in the hospital for a heart attack or heart failure make a mistake with their medications within a month of going home. This is true even among people who get counseling and guidance from a pharmacist.

         

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