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Februrary is American Heart Month

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    What's Your Heart Disease Risk?

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It happens when the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle harden and narrow due to plaque buildup. Significant narrowing of the coronary arteries can reduce blood flow to the heart and can lead to angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, and heart attack.

    Does heart disease run in your family?

    Take a heart health risk assessment now »

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    7 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

    Keeping your eyes healthy is important, and if you follow basic rules for your general health, it's possible to avoid long-term problems.

    Eye doctors back a diet that helps control blood pressure and blood sugars and helps maintain a healthy weight. Also, patients should stay fit and avoid the types of fast food that can fuel obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Any of these conditions can reduce blood flow to the eye.

    More eye health tips and when you should go to the doctor »

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    Recipe: Brownie Kisses

    Make these sweet treats for you and a loved one this month. You may already have all of the ingredients in the pantry.

    Get the recipe »

Prevent Burn Injuries

MatchFingersFireDuring the last 20 years, fatalities and injuries from burns and fires have decreased significantly. This decrease can be attributed to heightened public awareness of fire prevention, as well as safer manufacturing of many consumer products.

Use these tips to increase burn awareness and promote fire safety »

Test Your Heart Smarts

HeartStethescopeKnowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a longer, healthier life. Find out more about how you can reduce your risk for heart disease.

Take the heart disease quiz »

Health Consumer

Be A Smart Health Consumer

How to Be a Wise Health Care Consumer

Here are common problems you may run into as a health care consumer, with tips for wise responses.Take our advice and take charge of your health >>

Choosing a Hospital

You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort. Start your evaluation here >>

How to Take Part in Every Medical Decision

Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process. Make your empowered first step here >>

Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits

To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions, plan your time with your provider and walk out knowing you have made the most of your time >>

Preventive Care Guidelines

Screenings and Tests to Consider

Getting screening tests and vaccinations is an important part of preventive care. Find out which tests and immunizations are recommended by age group and gender. Use these guidelines when discussing a disease prevention plan with your health care provider. You may need a plan that is different, depending on your situation.

Guidelines for Women

Age 18-39

Age 40-49

Age 50-64

Age 65+

    Guidelines for Men


    Age 18-39

    Age 40-49

    Age 50-64

    Age 65+

    This schedule comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, unless otherwise noted.

    Health News from National Institutes of Health

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