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  • Worn Out!

    See how osteoarthritis eats away at the protective cushioning in the knee, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. And learn how a knee replacement can renew your quality of life.

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  • What Do You Know About the Healing Arts?

    Test your knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine.  

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  • When Your Partner Is Abusive

    An abusive relationship often starts slowly. Violence includes threats and physical harm, but also psychological and emotional abuse. The latter are harder to recognize, especially at first.

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WELLNESS CENTER
Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
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

    What's the secret to a long, healthy life? The secret is that it depends on you.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Pneumococcal disease is a serious illness that can affect your lungs. Getting the vaccine can lower your chances of getting this illness. This video tells you more about the vaccine and who should get it.

      A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

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