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Why Kids Get Carsick

Does your child dread road trips? Carsickness isn't about the car. It's a mismatch in the messages the body is sending to the brain. Read these tips to help prevent carsickness. 

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Organic Foods — A Good Idea?

What does the word organic mean? How do you tell the difference between organic and non-organic foods? Why are organics more expensive? Find out the facts on the organic food industry.

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Having the "Sex Talk" With Your Teen

Are you ready to talk to your teen about sex? Here are a few suggestions to get the conversation started.

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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 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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Don't sit too close to the TV. Don't watch TV without a light on in the room. Don't use over-the-counter eyedrops. Are these statements true? Find out by taking the following quiz.

    The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

    Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Sigmoidoscopy allows a doctor to examine the lower portion of your colon using a thin tube. It may be used to help diagnose certain intestinal problems that can cause symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Abnormal growths may also be detected. This video describes a sigmoidoscopy and how it may inform you about your colorectal health.

      Women who give birth to large infants may be 2.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who give birth to the smallest babies.

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