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Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch is a prescription medication, and risks associated with its use are similar to those of oral birth control pills.


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Today in Health News

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

Health Tip of the Day

Create a Family Medical Chart

Creating a medical chart for your family members can help them get treated properly, especially if a medical emergency occurs. To make the chart, record the following information for each member in an accessible notebook or file folder:

  • A list of drug and food allergies

  • A list of medications, including the dosages and how often they're taken

  • A list of all the person's doctors' names, addresses and phone numbers

  • Brief medical history, including any chronic conditions

  • Date of last tetanus shot and other immunizations

  • The person's health plan phone number and member number

 

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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