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Too Hot for Your Health

Too much heat isn’t safe. It’s even riskier if you’re older or have health problems. Learn the signs of heat stroke and how to lower your risk.

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Can You Avoid Middle-Age Spread?

As you age, you may notice you have less muscle and energy and more fat. Explore steps you can take to help fight the flab that can come with age.

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Children and Complementary Health Approaches

If you’re thinking about or are already using a complementary health approach for your child, browse this fact sheet for important tips about safety and care.

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Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and can be prevented or delayed. Find out how you can reduce your risk.

Featured Tools

Brain Health Resource — This toolkit offers current, evidence-based information and resources that can help people keep their brains functioning their best. It’s designed for use at senior centers and in other community settings to promote conversations about brain health.

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