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    Stretch for Health

    No matter what your fitness level, stretching is a valuable activity to add to your daily workout routine.

    Although stretching is simple to do, it's often the most ignored part of people's fitness regimens, according to the American Council on Exercise. Stretching can reduce your risk for injury and help you become more limber, regardless of your age and physical condition.

    Try this stretching routine every day for the next month.

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    High heels: fashion footwear or safety hazard?

    High-heeled shoes are a fashion staple in many women’s wardrobes.

    Quite a few women slide on a pair of high heels more than 3 times a week. But they may not be the safest footwear to step out in, according to a recent study.

    Read more.

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    Love your liver

    It probably isn’t news to you that drinking lots of alcohol can harm your liver.

    But what about sugar-sweetened beverages? Think soda, fruit juice, and sports and energy drinks. A recent study suggests they also may be bad for your liver.

    How sugar-sweetened beverages harms the liver.

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Learning about the prostate can help you recognize health problems.

Take the quiz.

150x150ChickenMushroomPastaHealthy chicken mushroom pasta recipe

What's for dinner at your house tonight? How about trying a heart-healthy recipe?

Try out this delicious chicken and mushroom pasta 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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    Health News from National Institutes of Health

    As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise

    Anal, colon and liver cancers more common now, researchers find

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    Source: HealthDay
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