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Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development
Typical Fears of Older Children
At age 7, fears grow out of ideas suggested by television and movies, performance in school or dark spaces.
At ages 8 and 9, school or personal failure, and ridicule by peers are common fears.
In early adolescence (ages 10 to 12), children often have specific phobis (e.g. fear heights) or, fear older kids, parental anger and school failure.
Older teens tend to express fear about changes in their bodies, isolation, sex and world events.
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.