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Tap Water: Quality and Safety

Clean, safe drinking water is important for good health. The EPA sets quality and safety standards for drinking water. Learn more about these standards and how you can be sure your water is safe.  

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School Yourself on Scoliosis

Ferret out the facts on this condition that most commonly develops during the early teen years.

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Lighten Up! Back to School Backpacks

As the school years go by, the backpacks get heavier. Follow these tips to make sure your student packs safely.

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The Power of Healthy Foods

Dark chocolate, fiber-rich foods, and coffee: All may help you live a healthier life when paired with a nutritious diet.

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Stress Management
Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
Women's Health
Women'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.
    QUIZZES & RISK ASSESSMENTS

    Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in this country and a leading cause of disability.

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.

        TESTS & PROCEDURES

        Information on more than 370 topics, featuring illustrations designed to clarify complex anatomy and procedures.

        DISEASES & CONDITIONS

        Tap into this interactive encyclopedia for instant access to information on more than 835 diseases and conditions.

        FAMILY 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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