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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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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.
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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    How many cups of vegetables should you eat each day? How about milk? Meat? The My Plate eating plan can help you find out.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Although used less commonly than knee or hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If arthritis pain is unrelieved by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

      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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