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Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: X-rays of the Skull Podcast
Quiz: Heat Stroke Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Video: Breast Biopsy

Health Tip of the Day

Exercise Helps in Bone Development

Teen girls should get plenty of exercise, as well as adequate calcium in their diets, to promote healthy bones, according to research in 2004 in the Journal of Pediatrics. Physical exercise has a strong influence on bone development in adolescent girls, the study said. In addition to exercise, teens should get 1,300 mg of calcium each day in their diet.

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.

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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.