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Heart Attacks

February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on heart health. Learn about what happens during a heart attack and how it might look different in women than in men.

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Doctor-Patient Communication

You and your doctor are partners, working together for your optimal health. That's why it's important to find a doctor you feel comfortable with, someone who listens to your questions, and takes the time to ask his or her own. Take this quiz to find out more.

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Learn About Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic, progressive and painless condition that affects your eyesight. February is AMD Awareness Month. Find out what you can do to help prevent this condition.

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Too Much TV Time?

For every hour of TV you watch, you may well be shaving years off your life. A recent study linked too much television to some of the most common causes of death.

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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.
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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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    Breastfeeding is filled with benefits to your child and you. Do you know what they are?

    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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    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

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      An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Unfortunately, many people who need an inhaler do not use it correctly, so they don't receive the full benefit of the medication. Watch this video to learn the best way to use your inhaler.

      Women who use birth control products that contain a combination of estrogen and progestin may double their risk for heart attack and stroke.

         

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