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Liver Cirrhosis

Damage to the liver from alcoholism or illness causes scar tissue to develop in the healthy liver tissue. Scar tissue prevents blood from flowing through the liver, preventing it from functioning properly. If the underlying cause of cirrhosis continues, for example, if a person with alcoholism...


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Health Tip of the Day

Family Fitness

You can encourage your family to become fit by following these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Limit how much time your children spend watching TV and playing video games. Limit how much time you spend doing these activities, as well.

  • Don't eat snacks or meals while watching TV. If possible, do some type of exercise while watching.

  • Schedule family fitness activities such as biking, hiking or tennis.

  • Set exercise goals as a family to help everyone stick to the fitness plan.

  • When the weather is bad, try indoor exercise ideas such as jumping jacks or Simon Says.

  • Encourage your children to try individual sports such as tennis or swimming that can be done throughout life.

 

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If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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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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