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More Time Outdoors = Less Nearsightedness?

Being outdoors when you’re young seems to offer some protection against myopia. Could it be the sun’s ultraviolet B rays?

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For Safer Driving, Don’t Skip Sleep

Missing out on just an hour or two of sleep at night may make a car crash almost twice as likely the next day. Missing even more sleep is on par with driving drunk.

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Think Positive to Live Longer

People who are optimistic may have a lower risk for death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection, and cancer.

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WELLNESS CENTER
Stress Management
Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.
Orthopedics
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
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

    You have your kneepads and your helmet. Or your faceguard and your gloves. Before you walk onto the playing field, don’t forget to protect your eyes.

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

    Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. People who have a broken bone related to osteoporosis often experience a downward turn in their overall health.

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      Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by sporadic muscular fatigue and weakness. It occurs chiefly in the muscles of swallowing and chewing, as well as the muscles of the eyes, face, and neck. This video explores possible causes of this disease, as well as available treatments.

      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.