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Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Bone Health Isn’t Just a Woman's Concern
Quiz: International Travel Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Diabetes, Type 1

Health Tip of the Day

Potassium and Stroke

Eating foods that contain potassium could reduce your risk for stroke. One study in the journal Stroke found that people who consumed fewer than 2,300 mg of potassium per day had a 50 percent higher stroke risk than those who consumed more than 4,100 mg. Good sources of potassium include baked potatoes with skin, plain yogurt, cantaloupes and honeydew melons, halibut and tuna steaks, grapefruit, orange or prune juice, bananas and molasses.

Healthy Living

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.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.