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    Can't tell if you have an allergy or cold? Use this chart.

    You have a stuffy or runny nose as well as weakness and fatigue. But you don't have itchy eyes nor do you have a fever.

    Can't figure out if it's an allergy or cold?

    Use this handy chart to tell the difference.

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    To nap or not to nap?

    That is the question!

    Like many people, you may struggle for shut-eye. In fact, 3 out of 10 adults in the U.S. average 6 or fewer hours of sleep a night.

    Daytime napping may seem like a good way to recoup some of that lost slumber. But you may be dozing at your own risk.

    Read more.

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    Aspirin for your heart, should you or shouldn't you?

    In addition to taking aspirin to relieve pain and fever, millions of Americans take a low-dose or “baby” aspirin daily to reduce their risk for heart attack and stroke.

    Should you join in?

Maintain your brain

150x150MaintainYourBrainYou take good care of your body to stay in good physical shape. Likewise, for good mental health, you need to keep your brain in top condition.

Use these 3 strategies to keep your brain balanced and healthy.

Recipe: vegetable dip mix

150x150VegetableDipRecipeIf you host or go to many get-togethers, this vegetable dip mix goes well with cut vegetables.

Try out this recipe or make it to give as a gift.

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.

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    Health News from National Institutes of Health

    Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research

    Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

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    Source: HealthDay
    Related MedlinePlus Pages: International Health, Zika Virus

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