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Congestive Heart Failure

CHF is a chronic condition with reduced life expectancy. In the case of valvular defect, surgical intervention may be required.


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Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

Health Tip of the Day

Blood Pressure Affected by Work, Home

Your boss can raise your blood pressure -- and so can your spouse, researchers say. A British study found that women had higher blood pressure when working for a supervisor who was considered unfair than when they worked for a more favored supervisor. A U.S. study found that husbands and wives had higher blood pressure when they were in a marital spat. Those with the highest blood pressure were men and women who were trying to change their spouses in some way.

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.

Your Family

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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