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Greek Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

Hearty roasted vegetables, feta cheese, and dense, crusty bread make this a satisfying and healthy meal.

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Nutrition Quiz for Seniors

Take this quiz to learn what nutrients are important as you age and other important nutrition facts for seniors.

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Your Annual Wellness Visit

Make sure you are "well" prepared for your annual wellness visit by following these tips.

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Putting Veggies in Focus

Carrots are good for your eyes—but so are many other vegetables. Fill your plate with leafy greens and other tasty produce.

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WELLNESS CENTER
Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    True or false: Brushing your teeth with an up-and-down or side-to-side motion cleans your teeth most effectively.

    The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

    Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs. The major cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes. Learn about risk factors for lung cancer by taking this short assessment.

      MULTIMEDIA

      A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

      The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says that older women should not take low doses of calcium and vitamin D supplements to help prevent fractures. The panel is still weighing what to recommend on higher supplement doses.

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