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Tap Water: Quality and Safety

Clean, safe drinking water is important for good health. The EPA sets quality and safety standards for drinking water. Learn more about these standards and how you can be sure your water is safe.  

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School Yourself on Scoliosis

Ferret out the facts on this condition that most commonly develops during the early teen years.

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Lighten Up! Back to School Backpacks

As the school years go by, the backpacks get heavier. Follow these tips to make sure your student packs safely.

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The Power of Healthy Foods

Dark chocolate, fiber-rich foods, and coffee: All may help you live a healthier life when paired with a nutritious diet.

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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.
Heart Disease
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
Older Adults
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

    Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in this country and a leading cause of disability.

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

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      Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.

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