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Health Highlights: May 25, 2013
'Nanoparticle' Flu Vaccine Could Be an AdvanceIllnesses in Alabama Were Just Cases of Flu, Colds or Pneumonia
The Suburban Spread
People who live in suburban areas are more likely to be overweight than people who live in cities, a new study says. Researchers writing in a 2004 issue of the American Journal of Public Health said a suburban environment encourages weight gain because people not only have to drive places instead of walking, but also because the time spent driving cuts into time for exercising or cooking healthy meals.
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.
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.
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.