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This simple quiz can help you understand what are high blood pressure symptoms, causes of high blood pressure, what is hypertension and more. This quiz is for adults. It is for your information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The results may not represent your individual medical situation and may not take into account all of your personal factors.

When it comes to purchasing dietary supplements, Vasilios Frankos, Ph.D., Director of FDA's Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, offers the advice: "Be savvy!" Today's dietary supplements are not only vitamins and minerals. "They also include other less familiar substances such as herbals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes," Frankos says. "Check with your health care providers before combining or substituting them with other foods or medicines." Frankos adds, "Do not self-diagnose any health condition.

So many ways to forget! We forget names and faces; appointments and anniversaries; where we left the car keys; what we read; what we said; what we were doing before we were interrupted. Not to mention all the numbers we have to memorize nowadays: telephone and beeper numbers, new area codes, PINs, password and user IDs, Social Security numbers, which five of those 100 cable channels we actually use. How does our memory handle it all? And how can we get it to be more reliable?

A generation ago, the idea of a mind-body connection was laughed at in medical circles. Today, however, it's pretty much common knowledge that what happens mentally and emotionally has a significant effect on the physical, and vice versa. 

Over the years, aquatic exercise has acquired a reputation as a wimpy workout for inactive people. But practically every land-based exercise can be adapted to water (with some obvious exceptions, such as inline skating and skateboarding).

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions, and the number of overweight children has more than doubled in the last two decades. Lack of physical activity, larger portion sizes, and increased intake of sugar-sweetened soft drinks are all contributing factors.

Protecting yourself from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is simple is you follow just a few simple action steps!

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As a company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN) and Sierra Health and Life (SHL) encourage our members to receive preventive care services.

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We’re serious about motivating our members to make more informed choices
that may result in better health.

 

When employees learn how to make good decisions for their health, everyone wins. They may stay healthier. You, as their employer, may see that healthier employees can work better and miss work less often. There’s a lot you can do to help your employees stay healthy. Research shows that, for every dollar employers like you invest in worksite wellness, you could save $3.48 on medical costs and as much as $5.82 on the cost of employees who have to miss work because of an illness or injury.

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