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Regardless of which type of diabetes a person may have, people with diabetes must monitor their blood sugar levels. Depending on the type and severity of the disease, diabetes can be managed with diet or with medication.

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Health Tip of the Day

Watch Vitamin A Intake

Too much vitamin A may lead to bone fractures. A 30-year study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine found men older than 49 with the highest blood levels of fat-soluble vitamin A (retinol) were at a high risk for fractures. But nutritionists caution people not to avoid vitamin A, because it's needed for optimum health. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women get 2,333 international units (IU) of vitamin A daily; men should get 3,000 IU. Good sources of vitamin A include liver, eggs, fortified milk (preferably skim or low fat), carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, kale and spinach.

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

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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