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  • Tips for a Hazard-Free Halloween

    When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o'-lanterns glowing in house windows, and buckets brimming with candy and treats. Experts warn, thoughr, that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards.

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  • What Do You Know About Headaches?

    Whether it's a migraine, sinus, or tension headache causing your pain, it can quickly derail your day. Test your headache IQ with this quiz.

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  • What Can a Physical Therapist Do for You?

    Physical therapy can play a vital role in your rehabilitation. It can help with movement, balance, and pain and get you back to your normal daily activities. Do you have a condition or injury that could benefit from physical therapy?

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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
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
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
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Here's a tough one: When is an unborn baby most at risk of developing abnormalities?

    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 assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

      MULTIMEDIA

      If you have wrist arthritis with no relief from pain, you may need an artificial joint. Learn what to expect from this wrist surgery.

      A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the organs and structures located in the chest. Chest x-rays may be used to assess the lungs and the heart.

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