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Do You Take Dietary Supplements?

Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and other products. Learn about their effectiveness and risks.

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How Your Heart Works

What makes the amazing lub-DUB sound of your beating heart? Find out in this short animated video.

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Are You Damaging Your Hearing?

Loud or long-lasting noises—from motors, power tools, and even headphones—can permanently damage your hearing. Explore tips to protect your ears.

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Healthy Skin Matters!

Help children learn about the largest organ in their bodies and how it can protect them from sickness and injury.

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Safe to Sleep — Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. Learn what you can do to reduce a baby's risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

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This page last reviewed on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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