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Keeping Pace With the Heart

People with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can live a normal, active life – with a few precautions.

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Healthy Nutrition for Seniors

It's Healthy Aging Month! Keep up to snuff on your nutrition. Take this quiz!

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What's Behind a Chubby Childhood?

Find out the facts behind the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.

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Cholesterol
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.
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
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
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    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.

    Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."

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      A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

      A home should be a haven—a place where you rest and enjoy time with family—a place of safety and security. But that isn't always the case.

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