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Mumps

An effective vaccine for mumps is available and is usually given in combination with vaccines for measles and the less severe German measles, or rubella. This MMR vaccine is given to all children following their first birthday, with a second dose usually given before entering school. The MMR vaccine...


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Help Children Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is increasing in young people. In 1990, fewer than 4 percent of children were diagnosed with this disease. Today, 30 to 50 percent of children are at risk for it, say health experts at the University of Washington. This type of diabetes is associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Helping children maintain a healthful weight, along with exercising, can help prevent the disease.

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Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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