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Blood Pressure Quiz

Can hot weather or air pollution affect your blood pressure?  Does high blood pressure have symptoms? Find out what you know about high blood pressure or hypertension.

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Enriching Your Mental Health

Put your mental health on top of your "to do" list everyday. Follow these strategies to help keep your mental health in peak condition.

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Teriyaki Chicken and Mango Salad

Start with chicken marinaded in soy, honey, garlic, and ginger. Grill the chicken and add it to greens and mangoes for a refreshing, healthy lunch or dinner.

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High Blood Pressure and Children

You may think high blood pressure only affects adults. But it can strike children, too, especially if they are overweight or obese.

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Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Cancer
Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Answer this one: When riding in a motor vehicle, how tall should a child be to sit in a regular seat and use an adult seat belt instead of a being strapped into a car safety seat or booster seat?

    There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?

    Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."

      MULTIMEDIA

      Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place, called the rotator cuff. This video explains symptoms of this syndrome, possible treatments, and ways you can prevent shoulder injuries.

      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.

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