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    Common signs and symptoms of stroke

    Would you know what to look for if someone was having a stroke? Think F.A.S.T., which is Face, Arms, Speech, and Time.

    Each individual may experience symptoms differently, but if any of these symptoms are present, call 9-1-1 immediately.

    Signs and symptoms »

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    Sleep—everyone needs it but not everyone gets it

    Many people stay up late and then get up early and wonder why they're always tired.

    There are many health benefits when you get enough sleep. Know what they are?

    Take the sleep quiz »

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    Top 8 foods that cause food allergies

    Many people experience adverse reactions to certain foods, but what's the difference between a food ALLERGY versus food INTOLERANCE?

    Also, can you name the 8 foods that cause 90 percent of all food allergies?

    Learn more about them here »

HighBloodPressure050315Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure?

You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed.

Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz »

BikeMonth050315Riding a bicycle can be an excellent fitness activity.

Cycling is also a good way to cross-train, because it puts much less stress on your joints, knees, and hips than running or walking. Getting a good workout on a bike isn't always easy, though, because you have more time to recover—or to just coast.

It's National Bike Month, use these tips the next time you strap on a helmet »

Health Consumer

Be A Smart Health Consumer

How to Be a Wise Health Care Consumer

Here are common problems you may run into as a health care consumer, with tips for wise responses.Take our advice and take charge of your health >>

Choosing a Hospital

You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort. Start your evaluation here >>

How to Take Part in Every Medical Decision

Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process. Make your empowered first step here >>

Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits

To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions, plan your time with your provider and walk out knowing you have made the most of your time >>

Preventive Care Guidelines

Screenings and Tests to Consider

Getting screening tests and vaccinations is an important part of preventive care. Find out which tests and immunizations are recommended by age group and gender. Use these guidelines when discussing a disease prevention plan with your health care provider. You may need a plan that is different, depending on your situation.

Guidelines for Women

Age 18-39

Age 40-49

Age 50-64

Age 65+

    Guidelines for Men


    Age 18-39

    Age 40-49

    Age 50-64

    Age 65+

    This schedule comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, unless otherwise noted.

    Health News from National Institutes of Health

    SIDS and Residential Altitude

    Source: HealthDay - Video
    Related MedlinePlus Page: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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