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Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away?
Study says too much time spent on social media can create friction in relationships
More Weight Increases Cancer Risk
Being overweight or obese (body mass index of 40 or more) increases the risk for dying from cancer, according to research published in 2003 in the New England Journal of Medicine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 64 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese and 15 percent of children and adolescents are overweight.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
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.