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Clouding Over: What to Know About Cataracts

This is Save Your Vision Month. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye, something that can happen as you get older. Learn what to expect if you develop a cataract, and what treatments are available for this common condition.

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Playing it Safe With Contact Lenses

Follow these tips for using and cleaning your contact lenses.

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Be a Shrewd Shopper When Buying Medicines

Do you know what medicines you take? Do you know what side effects to watch for? Do you read the patient information that comes with your prescriptions? Learn how to stay on top of your medicines and be a savvy consumer.

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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Men's Health
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

    You hear a lot about fiber and why you need it. But what is it? Learn more about this important part of your diet by taking this quiz.

    The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

    This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.


      Hepatitis B is one of five virus types that cause hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is considered a sexually transmitted disease. This video takes an in-depth look at hepatitis B—how common it is, how it is spread, and what you can do to prevent its transmission.

      The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says that older women should not take low doses of calcium and vitamin D supplements to help prevent fractures. The panel is still weighing what to recommend on higher supplement doses.

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