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    Boosting mental health

    You know that you should eat healthy foods and get some exercise to feel good and live longer.

    Another key part to living longer is your mental health.

    Use these 7 tips to keep your mental health sharp »

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    Take the S.A.D. quiz

    If you notice you feel depressed when the seasons change, you may have seasonal affective disorder, or S.A.D.

    This condition is marked by periods of depression followed by periods of normal or high mood the rest of the year.

    Take this quiz to learn more »

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    Aspirin and your heart: should you or shouldn't you?

    In addition to taking aspirin to relieve pain and fever, millions of Americans take a low-dose or “baby” aspirin daily to reduce their risk for heart attack and stroke.

    Should you join in?

Get the skinny on holiday favorites

150x150HolidayFavoritesIn an era when we all seem to be on a diet, do you give in and make everything Grandma did, Norman-Rockwell-style?

Try these tips for a Thanksgiving menu tune-up »

Stuffed peppers recipe

150x150StuffedPepperThis meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.

It's not only diabetes-friendly, but it's gluten-free as well.

Get some peppers and try this recipe »

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.

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