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Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say
Cooking Tomatoes Boosts Antioxidants
The next time you put on a pot of tomato sauce for pasta, give yourself a pat on the back. You're creating a healthful meal. Cooking tomatoes boosts the amount of cancer-fighting antioxidants in them by up to 62 percent, say researchers at Cornell University. Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that's abundant in tomatoes, may prevent as well as treat several types of cancer. Processing tomatoes makes the lycopene more potent, so canned and cooked products such as spaghetti sauce pack an even more powerful punch than the fresh, raw variety.
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.