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High Blood Pressure and African Americans

The rate of high blood pressure in African Americans is among the highest of any ethnic group in the U.S. Learn why and find out how to change your lifestyle to lower your blood pressure.

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Help for the Holiday Blues

The holiday blues can range from mild sadness to severe depression, and they are often a normal reaction to life situations.

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Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys

Learn which toys make good gifts, and which toys to skip this holiday season.

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Going Gluten-Free

A growing number of U.S. adults have dropped gluten from their diet.

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WELLNESS CENTER
Nutrition
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
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
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

    As a source of foodborne illness, E. coli bacteria can be deadly. But aren't E. coli also regular residents of our intestines? When do E. coli become the "bad guys"? To learn more about this common bacterium, take this quiz.

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

    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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      Kidney stones are a common problem, affecting about 12 percent of men and 5 percent of women. Stones are typically caused by an imbalance in the urinary system: too little water, too much oxalate, or too much calcium. In this video, you'll find out how the stones develop and what you can do to prevent them.

      Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.