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  • Have Your Tonsils Gone Viral?

    Many things can cause tonsillitis—from strep bacteria to Epstein-Barr. Effective treatment depends on the cause. Find out how to treat your sore throat.

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  • Halloween History and Safety Quiz

    Many children look forward to Halloween trick-or-treating. Make sure it's a safe one for your child and the children who visit your front door. Take this quiz on Halloween history and safety.

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  • Leaning on Long-Term Care

    If a loved one needs ongoing medical care or can't do everyday self-care like bathing, dressing, or grocery shopping, long-term care may be needed. Experts estimate that about 10 million Americans need long-term care in any given year.

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  • Sweeteners: Not That Helpful

    Artificial sweeteners are popular substitutes for sugar, but they may not be that good at helping you manage your weight.

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WELLNESS CENTER
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.
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Botulism is rare, but extremely dangerous. This quiz will help you learn how to make sure the food you eat is safe.

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

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

      MULTIMEDIA

      A seizure is caused by abnormal signals in the brain. One type of generalized seizure is the petit mal or absence seizure. A person having this type of seizure has only brief breaks of consciousness that may not be noticed. This video explains how a petit mal seizure occurs and what treatments are available.

      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.