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    Weather and Your Health

    We talk about the weather when we don't have much else to chat about: "Nice day, isn't it?" "Aren't you sick of this rain?"

    The weather has more to do with your health than you might realize. Learn more about the weather and you by taking this quiz.

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    Food and Emotion: Why Some People Eat Too Much

    America has a weight problem. More than one-third of U.S. adults are classified as overweight or obese. And the trend shows no signs of slowing down.

    Overeating is at the heart of this troubling trend. And, in some cases, you may overeat as a desperate attempt to answer emotional needs.

    Learn more...

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    Does Your Child Suck Their Thumb?

    Babies and young children often suck their thumbs. It's perfectly normal, even though some parents worry about it.

    As children get older, thumb-sucking becomes less common, but a small number still suck their thumbs up to the age of 5 years. The habit is harmless if the child does it occasionally like at bedtime or during a stressful event.

    When thumb-sucking becomes a problem...

Recipe: Black Bean Chili

150x150BlackBeanChiliFall weather is a great time for soups and stews. If you're looking for something warm and hearty, try this black bean chili recipe.

FAQs About Mammograms

150x150MammogramAre you at the age to get your first mammogram? Unsure about what to expect? Learn more with these frequently asked questions.

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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.

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    Health News from National Institutes of Health

    HIV May Hide in Tissues, Even After Treatment

    Study suggests this hidden virus might spur other conditions in patients

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    Source: HealthDay
    Related MedlinePlus Page: HIV/AIDS

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