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Today in Health News

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say


Spring Recipes

Summer's almost here! Time to hit the seas. Indulge in our favorite seafood recipes for a mouth watering treat. [more...]


Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation:
Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Clinical Wizard:
Podcast:
Quiz: Kidney Health Quiz
Risk Assesment: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Video:

Health Tip of the Day

Tips for Healthier Living

  • Don't wait for an emergency to seek health care. Select a primary care physician who can work with you to keep you well.

  • Quit smoking or using chewing tobacco.

  • Try to exercise for 30 minutes three to four times a week.

  • Limit the amount of fats you eat.

  • Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

  • Do not abuse alcohol or use drugs, especially if you are pregnant.

  • Talk to your physician about a schedule of preventive health care that is right for you and your family.

  • Make sure that you and your family have received all required immunizations.

  • Stay trim; keep your body mass index below 25.

  • Reduce stress whenever possible.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

Health Centers

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.