You've heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
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.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
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Ways to Talk to Teens About Sex
Look for openings. A TV news story about teenage pregnancy can segue into a more personal discussion of sexual issues.
Make the first move. It's better to broach the subject of sexuality yourself, rather than waiting for an adolescent to seek you out. If the child has questions, you want the answers to come from a caring adult, and not from the child's peers.
Talk to other parents. Talking to parents who have already raised teenagers can often produce suggestions that will help you with your own kids.