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Finding the Fats in Your Blood

Learn about the fats in your blood. Then take the time to get your cholesterol checked!

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Caffeine Quiz

Learn how caffeine affects the body, and what health problems it has been linked to.

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Understanding the Teen Brain

It doesn't matter how smart your teen is or how well he or she scored on the SAT. Good judgment isn't something he or she can excel in, at least not yet. Experts say a teen's brain won't be fully developed until he or she is at least 25 years old. Learn how to parent this evolving teen brain.

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Are Modified Foods Safe?

Researchers looked at genetically engineered crops and gave them a green light for safety.

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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

    Hot weather, clear skies, and extra leisure time in the summer mean that many people spend hours in the sun. Lengthy sun exposure can raise the risk for skin cancer if you don't take steps to protect yourself.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

      MULTIMEDIA

      You may need a pacemaker if you have an abnormal heartbeat. To understand how a pacemaker works, watch this video. It will also help you learn how to care for and live with your pacemaker.

      The family's well-worn couch. Grandpa's favorite old chair. Of all the things parents may worry about, these items probably don’t make the list. But according to a new study, maybe they should, particularly if they contain flame retardants.

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