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Preventing Mosquito Bites

Many people who are bitten by an infected mosquito won't get sick — many others aren't as lucky. Since 1999, more than 30,000 people in the United States have been reported as getting sick with West Nile virus.

Keep Your Eye on Good Health

Your eyes are an important part of your health. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes.

The Dangers of Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined.

Preventing Dehydration

Water is one of the most important nutrients in our bodies. Blood is mostly water -- muscles, lungs and brain contain a lot of water too. It makes up approximately 70 percent of our muscles and about 75 percent of our brains. 

Clearing Up the Confusion About Allergy Drugs

Millions of people suffer from allergies. With countless products on the market claiming to treat virtually every allergy symptom, it can be overwhelming to choose a product. Here’s an overview of allergy relief medications.

Dine Out Guilt Free

Just because you are watching what you eat doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite restaurants and foods. Here are four basic guidelines that will put you in charge of your dining out experience.

BMI: Know Your Number, Know Your Risk

Overweight and obese people are at increased risk for disease and illness. One factor that is used in assessing health risk is Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a number based on both your height and weight. It is a screening tool used to determine risk of disease related to obesity. The higher the BMI, the higher the risk of some diseases. 

How to Sneak Fruits & Veggies Into Your Diet

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables are the foods that should be eaten most often. For most people, this means more than doubling the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat daily.

Flu Shot Fact or Myth?

Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that can make you sick for a week or longer with coughing, fever, aching and more. It can lead to pneumonia and make existing health problems worse -- like diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can be managed through lifestyle changes, medications and a close relationship with your doctor. Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes and another 41 million are at risk for developing it. Whether you just found out you have diabetes or have been dealing with it for years, you can control your diabetes and improve your quality of life.

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