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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Advanced care planning is important for people of all ages.

Understand your choices so you can plan ahead for you and your family.
  • Overnight Oatmeal

    Skip the packets of instant oatmeal and wake up to this hearty version with whole ingredients instead.

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  • How to Master Menopause

    Going through menopause can be a bit like traveling in a new city without a map—or even a clear destination. In fact, you may not even realize you’re there until you’ve passed it. Here's how to better cope with this midlife milestone.

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  • There's No Excuse for Misusing Medication

    When it comes to your medication, fess up—do you always take it as prescribed? If the answer is “no,” you’re not alone—about three in four people make medicine mistakes.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help from your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    True or false: Head lice travel from one person's head to another's by jumping. Check out this and other answers to true-false questions about head lice.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Back pain is one of the most common health problems today. In fact, most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Normal aging and some physically demanding occupations often cause discs to wear out. Bad posture and poor movement patterns can speed up the process.

      A TURP procedure removes part of the prostate gland without any external incision. It is performed through the penis with an endoscope, a small, flexible tube with a light and a lens on the end.