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Buying a Bike for Your Child

Put the brakes on buying a bike until you read this article. Most kids are ready to try a two-wheeler bike with training wheels at about age 4. It's Safey Awareness Month. Make sure you know the right size of bike to get and what other features are important for your child's safety.

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What is Obesity?

Examine what you know about obesity, BMI, and the serious risks of this epidemic.

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Playing Summer Safe With Asthma

Kids with asthma released to the joyful summertime can have a safe and playful season with your help. Here are some safe ideas for outdoor fun.

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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.
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    Americans are living longer than ever; by the middle of this century 600,000 of us will be centenarians. If you want to live longer and stay healthy longer, take this quiz from the Mayo Clinic to see how much you know.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    Crohn’s disease is one of a group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Your risk of getting Crohn’s may be tied to family or to your environment. Learn about the risks you may have by taking this assessment.

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      Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that produce small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video examines the possible causes of this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.

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