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The Wet Blanket of Depression

Learn the signs and symptoms of depression and what works for treatment.

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Breastfeeding Quiz

Do you know all the advantages of breastfeeding? How much should your baby eat? Take this quiz to find out the basics on breastfeeding. 

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Grilled Salmon Steaks

Here's the 4-1-1 on how to grill salmon steaks for a healthy summer dinner. 

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Protect Against the Pain of Shingles

If you've had chickenpox, you're at risk for shingles. But a shot can help prevent this painful condition. Ask your doctor about this important vaccine, especially if you're over 50.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Getting older can affect your oral health. Some health conditions can affect your mouth, making problems you already have worse. That’s why is especially important to get good dental care as an older adult.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

      MULTIMEDIA

      An upper endoscopy (EGD) allows a doctor to visualize your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, or the upper part of your small intestine. EGD uses a special tube to help diagnose illnesses such as acid reflux or peptic ulcer disease. In this video, you'll learn what you might experience during the actual procedure, as well as its benefits, and any potential risks.

      A simple glass of milk can do a lot for your health. Thanks to the "Got Milk" campaign, many women know that it packs a healthy punch of calcium and vitamin D – two nutrients critical for strong bones.

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