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  • Glycemic Index and Your Diet

    The glycemic index measures how quickly carbohydrates in a food make your blood sugar rise. It is a tool you…

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  • Skin Protection for Outdoor Workers

    Outdoor workers can get too much exposure to the sun and dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Learn about steps you can…

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  • Caffeine and Kids

    In children, caffeine can raise blood pressure and interfere with sleep. It can make children less aware of being tired…

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  • Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. There are many different types…

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  • Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

    Limiting kids’ screen time and building healthy habits for TV, video games, and the internet is essential for lifelong…

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  • Exercise and Seniors

    Exercise is an important part of everyday senior health. It offers many benefits that will help you live a longer,…

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  • Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods

    Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-dense) foods contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. Learn how to change your diet…

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  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save…

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  • Teenagers: How to Stay Healthy

    Developing healthy habits when you’re a teenager will help you as you grow into an adult. Learn tips for staying…

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  • Passing Healthy Habits on to Your Children

    Part of your responsibility as a parent is to teach your children how to lead healthy lives. Learn how to…

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  • Getting Men to the Doctor

    Some men avoid seeing a doctor because of fear, cost, or pride. Regular checkups are important to maintain a healthy…

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  • Tips for Recovering and Staying Well After a Heart Attack

    After a heart attack, it is important to take care of yourself. Eating right and exercising are two ways to…

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  • Questions to Ask When My Asthma Doesn’t Get Better

    If the asthma treatment your doctor prescribed isn’t helping your symptoms, review these questions, answers, and things to consider.

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  • Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids

    Don’t make your child’s food hassles a battle. Be creative, stay calm, and be patient when expanding your child’s mealtime…

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  • Occupational Exposure to HIV: Advice for Health Care Workers

    Information for health care workers about how HIV is transmitted and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed…

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  • Nutrition and Mental Health

    Ongoing research shows that food choices may affect your mood and mental health.

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  • Nutrition for Athletes

    Physical health is crucial for athletes, and so is nutrition. Learn what and how much you should be eating in…

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  • Tips for Snowboarders

    The U.S. Snowboard Team recommends these tips for snowboarding: get in shape first, use the right equipment, and take lessons…

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  • Rotator Cuff Exercises

    Your rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that protect your shoulder. Learn about stretches and exercises that…

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  • Keeping Your Child Active

    It is important for your child to be active from a young age. Learn how to limit screen time and…

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