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Check the Facts: Quick-Relief Medicine for Asthma

Take a quiz to find out just how important these medicines are to your asthma action plan.

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The Do's and Don'ts of UTIs

Urinary tract infections are common in women and require antibiotics for effective treatment.

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Prevent the Spread of Infection in the Kitchen

Bacteria can lurk anywhere in your kitchen. Learn how to clean and disinfect your kitchen to keep you are your family safe from germs.

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Keeping Healthy Habits

Many Americans have trouble living a healthy lifestyle, recent research says. Yet small steps can move you in the right direction.

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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Bacterial pneumonia kills thousands of older Americans each year. Yet there is a vaccine that offers protection against this deadly illness. How much do you know about pneumonia and the vaccine?

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs. The major cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes. Learn about risk factors for lung cancer by taking this short assessment.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. Spinal stenosis often occurs in older adults, although younger people who are born with a small spinal canal may also develop symptoms. This video explains the condition and what treatments are recommended.

      We're living longer these days. Unfortunately, a longer life doesn't necessarily mean a healthier one. Many Americans are struggling with chronic health conditions—and even more of us will in the future. Case in point: heart failure.

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