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Where to Turn for Help

For many, the holidays are not always a joyous time — especially so for those affected by mental health conditions. Recognize the symptoms and know where to turn for help.

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Unwrap the Gift of Toy Safety

Each year, thousands of children suffer injuries from toys severe enough to be treated in a hospital ER. Here are tips to help you find toys your children will enjoy and you know are safe.

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Common Cold Quiz

Do over-the-counter cold medicines cure a cold? Can bundling up prevent a cold? Find out how much you know about the common cold by taking this quiz.

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Are You Addicted to Shopping?

During the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, do you find you get a rush of out the big purchase? Could it mean you are addicted to shopping?

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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
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.

    The kidney's main job is to get rid of excess fluid and waste material in your blood. A person with kidney failure needs dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Learn more about dialysis by taking this quiz.

    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.

    Urinary incontinence means that your urine leaks out at times when you are not using the bathroom. This is a common problem for women of all ages. Learn about the risk factors you may have for UI.


      People with diabetes may develop eye problems such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In this video, you'll find out more about these problems and what you can do to prevent them. The best approach is good control of your blood sugar levels. You should also have a yearly eye exam.

      The tug of the tow line, the rush of the water beneath you. If you’ve ever tried water tubing, you probably agree that it can certainly be fun. It can also be hazardous.

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