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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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Nutrition
Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Heart Disease
Heart Disease
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 Adults
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Stress is a fact of life for most of us. Too much stress can have harmful effects on the body, mind, and emotions. Learn more about stress and its effects by taking this quiz.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    Sometimes, people who abuse drugs aren't aware they have a problem. This assessment is for people who regularly use drugs and wonder if they have issues with abuse or addiction.

      MULTIMEDIA

      A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

      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.

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