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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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Health Tip of the Day

Trimming Calories at Lunch

  • At the pizza place, order a thin-crust, vegetarian, with little or no cheese.

  • Substitute fat-free chips or pretzels for corn or potato chips in your brown-bag lunches.

  • Try low-fat cottage cheese topped with dried, herb-blend seasonings or a handful of raisins.

  • When you have to have a burger, order the smallest, plainest one on the menu.

  • Starting with a salad? Request a low-fat dressing on the side.

  • Make your sandwich with lean roast beef instead of corned beef. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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