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Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2014
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People who watch violent television as children behave more aggressively 15 years later, according to one of the few TV-violence studies to follow children into adulthood.
The study, in the journal Developmental Psychology, linked violent TV viewing at ages 6 through 9 to such violent behaviors in a person's early 20s as spousal abuse and criminal actions leading to convictions. Given the results, researchers recommend that parents restrict viewing of violent TV shows and movies by toddlers through preteens.
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.