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Have Your Tonsils Gone Viral?

Many things can cause tonsillitis -- from Strep bacteria to Epstein-Barr. Effective treatment depends on the cause. Find out how to treat your sore throat.

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Check Your Halloween Facts Here

Every child looks forward to Halloween trick-or-treating. Make sure it's a safe one for your child and the children who visit your front door. Take this quiz on Halloween history and safety.

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Dental Sealants: A "Panic Room" for Your Teeth

Dental sealants are the most effective way to protect to your teeth from decay. They can even stop a cavity in its tracks. 

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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
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    How many cups of vegetables should you eat each day? How about milk? Meat? The My Plate eating plan can help you find out.

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

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      Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.

      Women who give birth to large infants may be 2.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who give birth to the smallest babies.