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College Prep 101

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Bison: Give It a Grill
Quiz: Blood Pressure Quiz
Risk Assesment: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Prostate Cancer

Health Tip of the Day

Tips for a Successful Exercise Program

  • Set specific long-term goals, but keep short-term goals flexible.

  • Reward yourself for exercising.

  • Make exercise a priority by scheduling it.

  • Surround yourself with reminders to exercise.

  • Pick the activities you prefer in the beginning, even if they're less strenuous. Once you're exercising regularly, you can try more challenging activities.

  • Work at a level that lets you feel as good when you stop as when you start.

  • Don't judge the benefits only by the weight scale. Exercise has also been shown to reduce stress and fight depression.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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