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What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure (:45)

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. HPB is “the silent killer.” There are often no signs or symptoms.

CDC Video: Healthy Swimming Is No Accident (:30)

Healthy Swimming Is No Accident (:30)

Healthy swimming expert Michael Beach warns about the superbug “Crypto” that causes the most common recreational water illness and suggests anyone with diarrhea should stay out of the water. The video explains that though we use chlorine to kill germs and protect our health, Crypto can survive for days in chlorinated water.

CDC Video: Parents Want To Do What′s Best

Parents Want To Do What′s Best (:30)

When your child is sick, antibiotics may not be the answer. Work with your child′s doctor or nurse to learn how you can help your child feel better.

CDC Video: The Obesity Epidemic (7:13)

The Obesity Epidemic (7:13)

This video explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity. Obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. We need to change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living.

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