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  • Energy is another word for "calories." Your energy balance is the balance of calories consumed through eating and drinking compared to calories burned through physical activity. What you eat and drink is ENERGY IN. What you burn through physical activity is ENERGY OUT.
  • Ovarian cancer forms in tissues of the ovary. (An ovary is one of a pair of female reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, are formed.) Tumors in the ovaries can be benign, which means they are not cancer, or they can be malignant, which means they are cancer.
  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force identified health screenings that are important for adults at every stage. The screenings recommended specifically for women include:
  • Chronic diseases and conditions-such as arthritis-are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Half of all American adults have at least one chronic condition, and almost one of three have multiple chronic conditions. Just as chronic diseases share many of the same causes being informed about them can prevent or lessen their severity.
  • Chronic diseases and conditions - such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis - are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.  In 2015, chronic diseases contributed to these leading causes of deaths:
  • Toxins in tobacco smoke harm the body from the moment they enter through the mouth and nose. They damage tissue and cells all the way to the lungs. When cigarette smoke is inhaled, chemicals from the smoke are absorbed in the lungs.
  • A change in your skin is the most common sign of skin cancer. This could be a new growth, a sore that doesn't heal, or a change in a mole. Not all skin cancers look the same.
  • ​Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
    The two most common types of skin cancer-basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas-are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly.
  • Healthy eating can keep your body and mind sharp and extend quality of life.
  • It's very exciting that our health - and our ability to stay strong and live longer - are not just a matter of our genes or our luck. You can take some simple steps to support your health, your family, and your future.