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Myocardial Infarction

The extent of damage sustained by the heart during an MI depends on the severity and location of the blockage, and the speed at which medical treatment is received. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent atherosclerosis, and to lower the risk for developing a heart attack.


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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

Health Tip of the Day

Have Bicycle, Will Travel

Your child has made the big step from training wheels to a full-fledged bicycle. But is he ready for the road? Here are tips to tell whether you child is prepared:

  • He knows the rules of the road, and does not ride on busy highways.

  • He can ride straight.

  • He uses the brakes properly.

  • He knows how to swerve around hazards.

  • He's on a constant lookout for traffic.

  • His bicycle is equipped with reflectors and is in good repair.

  • He wears a helmet.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
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.

Health Centers

Diabetes
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.

Your Family

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

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