Physical Activity, Sports, and Head Injuries

If you or a family member is involved in a contact sport like football, soccer, wrestling, or basketball, chances are you know something about concussions. But, did you know that even one concussion may have serious, short-term and long-term consequences for your brain?

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Choosing Health Insurance 101

Trying to decide which health insurance policy to choose? Now there’s an interactive tool to help you choose an insurance policy for the open enrollment period.

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“Study Drug” Abuse by College Students: What You Need to Know

Approximately 2.5 million Americans are prescribed prescription stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a brain disorder that makes it difficult to concentrate and increases impulsive behavior. Prescription stimulants help to reduce these symptoms. However, many people use these drugs for non-medical purposes and without a prescription, especially college students who buy them from a friend with a prescription.

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MyPlate: A New Alternative to the Food Pyramid

A goal of the U.S. government is to help guide adults and children to be as healthy as possible. “MyPlate” replaces the familiar “food pyramid” diagram that underwent several changes in the 19 years since it was first introduced.

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