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  • Want to Help Your Heart? Read Food Labels

    The average American takes in too little fiber, calcium, and essential vitamins, and too much fat, sugar, and sodium. So do your heart a favor: Fix shortcomings in your diet by scanning both sides of food packages when you shop.

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  • Practicing Yoga May Help You Manage Blood Sugar

    Yoga can help reduce stress, boost mental well-being, and improve strength, flexibility, and balance. A recent study found that it may have another benefit: helping people with diabetes manage their blood sugar.

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  • How to Choose Safe Toys

    Toy-related injuries send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year. These suggestions can help you make the right choice when selecting a birthday or holiday gift for children.

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WELLNESS CENTER
Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Peripheral neuropathy is a term that refers to temporary or permanent damage to the peripheral nerves – the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This damage is one of the most common complications of diabetes.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.

      MULTIMEDIA

      A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how to use one with a spacer.

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