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Breast Function

The infant’s suckling draws milk from the nipple. The size of a breast is determined more by the amount of fatty tissue in the breast than the amount of secretory tissue, so breast size has little to do with the ability to produce a sufficient amount of milk. All aspects of breast development and...


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A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Health Tip of the Day

Water Safety Tips for Parents

  • Watch children at all times when they are near water -- even in a wading pool.

  • At pool parties, have adults take turns watching the children.

  • If you have a pool, enclose it with a fence and a locked gate or a locked cover. (The law requires this in many states.) Remove toys from the area so that kids aren't tempted to go near the pool.

  • Make sure baby-sitters know the safety rules about swimming.

  • Take a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class.

  • Check with your local American Red Cross chapter or YMCA about special life jackets for infants and children.

Healthy Living

Stress Management
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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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
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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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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