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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias are common in children and usually appear before an infant is one year of age. In adults, the cause of hernias is unknown, but hernias are commonly thought to be associated with lifting heavy objects.


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Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

Health Tip of the Day

Helping Children Adjust to Divorce

  • Don't shield your children from bad news. It's important to be open and honest with them.

  • Make an effort to understand how your children feel about the divorce. You are going through a terrific emotional struggle yourself. Still, you must encourage children to talk openly about their feelings. Let them express anger and grief on their own terms.

  • During and after the divorce, don't expose your kids to arguments between the two of you. The children of divorcing parents must make some difficult adjustments. Don't add to the stress by fighting in front of them.

  • Reinforce to your child that the divorce is not their fault and that you both still love the child very much.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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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.

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Older Adult's Health
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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