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ALS

Unfortunately, there is no cure for ALS. Death from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis usually occurs within 3 to 5 years from diagnosis.


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Animation: Diabetes Detective: Uncovering the Complications Animation
Calculator: Cost of Smoking Calculator
Clinical Wizard: Heart Disease Risk Factors Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Podcast: Do Larger Infants Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
Quiz: Digestive System Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Video: Carotid Artery Disease

Today in Health News

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

Health Tip of the Day

Tips for Guilt-Free Dining Out

  • Eat a light, low-fat snack before ordering your meal.

  • Avoid all-you-can-eat buffets. You're likely to overeat to get your money's worth.

  • Approach the salad bar with caution. It's easy to load your plate with fatty extras and too many calories.

  • Don't be shy about making special requests.

  • Order your entree broiled, boiled, baked, stir-fried or served in marinara sauce.

  • When ordering red meat, opt for the leanest cuts.

  • Use condiments conservatively.

  • Watch what you drink. Alcoholic beverages are high in calories.

  • Leave enough food on your plate to take home a doggy bag.

  • Choose an alternative to rich desserts.

Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

Health Centers

Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Your Family

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.