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Hair loss can be hereditary, but it can also be related to stress, excess UV radiation, medication side effects, elevated body temperature, or hormonal changes.

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College Prep 101

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

Health Tip of the Day

3 Ways to Deal With Teens and Drugs

As a parent, you can use several strategies to help your teen kick a drug habit or avoid experimenting in the first place:

  • Confront the situation head on. Don't make excuses or enable the drug use. Make it clear that this behavior is not acceptable and provide consequences for it.

  • Seek professional intervention immediately. This is a health problem, and you can begin family counseling to determine if there are any underlying problems.

  • If your teenager isn't experimenting with drugs, provide encouragement and positive reinforcement. Show your kids that you respect their good judgment by rewarding them with more privileges and increased responsibilities.

Healthy Living

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.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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