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Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Eating Tips
Here are some tips for healthy eating at home, work, and elsewhere to help you get started.  Try some of these ideas. Start your day off right! Eat breakfast! Drink 100% fruit juice (canned, from a carton, or freshly squeezed) with breakfast, or take a can to drink at work. Spruce up your breakfast—a banana or handful of berries will liven [...]

Free Prescription Drug Programs

Free Prescription Drug Programs
  Are you struggling with the cost of prescription drugs? If you have no health insurance coverage or cannot afford prescriptions that are very expensive, you may be able to take advantage of a number of private programs that will provide some prescription drugs to you at no charge. Most large drug manufacturers operate assistance pro [...]

5 A Day for Better Health

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The 5 A Day for Better Health Program is a large-scale public/private partnership between the fruit and vegetable industry and the U. S. Government. This national nutrition program seeks to increase the number of daily servings Americans eat of fruits and vegetables to five or more. Along with this main goal, the program works to inform Ameri [...]

Genital Herpes

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Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it. You can get genital herpes even if your partner shows no signs of the infection. If you have any symptoms (like a sore on your genitals, especially one that periodically recurs) laboratory tests can help determine if you have genital her [...]

How You Can Prevent Sexually Transmit...

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Get the Facts Arm yourself with basic information about STDs: How are these diseases spread? How can you protect yourself? What are the treatment options? Learn the answers to these questions by reading the STD Fact Sheets. Take Control You have the facts; now protect yourself and your sexual partners. Effective strategies for reducing STD r [...]

Pregnancy No-Nos

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Pregnant? You already know to steer clear of alcohol and cigarettes. Here are other hazards to avoid. When I was expecting my first child, threats to my baby’s health seemed to lurk everywhere. I knew, of course, that alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs of any kind were off-limits. But what about those lattes I’d chugged before I knew [...]

How Do Diabetes Complications Affect...

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Compared with white Americans, African Americans experience higher rates of diabetes complications such as eye disease, kidney failure, and amputations. They also experience greater disability from these complications. Some factors that influence the frequency of these complications, such as high blood glucose levels, abnormal blood lipids, [...]

Digital Mammography in the 21st Centu...

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Reported by Michael Miller September 4, 2001 On September 4, 2001, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) launched a multicenter study to determine if digital mammography meets or exceeds capabilities, costs, benefits, and other factors, when compared to standard film mammography for [...]