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Fever in Children

 When your child has a fever, it can be worrisome. Find out the facts about fever and when and how you should treat it.

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Heart Disease Prevention Quiz

Do you know what range is considered high blood pressure? How much exercise is enough to prevent heart disease? Learn how you can help prevent heart disease by taking this quiz.

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Conquering Your Midafternoon Energy Slump

You may charge into the day full of energy, but by midafternoon, a wave of sleepiness hits you. You find it hard to keep your eyes open, or you find yourself yawning. Here are some ideas to refresh your day.

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If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.
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You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
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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: Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

    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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    This questionnaire can help you find out how likely you are to have depression.

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      A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

      You probably wouldn’t consider a fresh spinach salad bad for your health. After all, spinach is packed with nutrients like fiber and potassium. But a recent government report found that such leafy green vegetables are the most common culprits of food

         

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