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Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

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Calculator: Children's BMI Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: A Mammogram Is Still Important
Quiz: Medication Safety Quiz
Risk Assesment: Alcohol Use Assessment
Video: ACL Injuries

Health Tip of the Day

Exercise Helps in Bone Development

Teen girls should get plenty of exercise, as well as adequate calcium in their diets, to promote healthy bones, according to research in 2004 in the Journal of Pediatrics. Physical exercise has a strong influence on bone development in adolescent girls, the study said. In addition to exercise, teens should get 1,300 mg of calcium each day in their diet.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.