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Better Sleep Equals Better Health

If you have trouble falling asleep, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know.

Let’s Talk About Sexual Health

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Let’s Talk About Sexual Health

Hear from medical experts and several young adults about how to talk about sex.


Test Yourself

Drug Safety

Do you use drugs? Safely? Wisely?

Drug Guide

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Interactive Drug Guide for Parents

A parent’s guide to the legal drugs kids are using and abusing.


Mental Health

  1. Examine your attitude.
    Mental illnesses are still seen as different from other common health conditions like heart or kidney disease. Don't let your own attitudes or society's stigma get in the way of getting treatment for yourself or others.

  2. Know the signs and symptoms.
    If you don't know what to look for, you could miss the signs of mental illness in yourself, your family or your friends. Go online and get smart – it's not hard and it can make all the difference in preventing mental illness and dealing with it.

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Teens and Depression

Leading mental health expert provides practical advice to help parents recognize symptoms of depression in teens.

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About Health Care Reform

About Health care Reform

In 2014, the new health care law will change the way Americans can get health coverage. Learn about what you should know.

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