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More Time Outdoors = Less Nearsightedness?

Being outdoors when you’re young seems to offer some protection against myopia. Could it be the sun’s ultraviolet B rays?

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For Safer Driving, Don’t Skip Sleep

Missing out on just an hour or two of sleep at night may make a car crash almost twice as likely the next day. Missing even more sleep is on par with driving drunk.

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Think Positive to Live Longer

People who are optimistic may have a lower risk for death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection, and cancer.

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Back and Neck Care
Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
Pregnancy and Newborns
Pregnancy & Newborns
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
Women's Health
Women's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
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    Sprain? Strain? The terms for these injuries sound so similar, what's the difference? Find out by taking this quiz.

    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.

    This short assessment will help you find out if you have major risk factors for ovarian cancer.

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      People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.

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