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Today in Health News

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts 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 Calculator
Clinical Wizard:
Podcast:
Quiz: Fibromyalgia Quiz
Risk Assesment: Are You at Risk for Endometriosis?
Video:

Health Tip of the Day

A Runner's Guide to Avoiding Injury

  • Build your mileage slowly; don't increase your weekly distance by more than 10 percent.

  • Follow hard days with easy recovery days.

  • Don't increase your mileage every week. Plan an easy week into your training schedule every so often.

  • Cross-train consistently. Not only walk or run, but also swim, bicycle, in-line skate or stair-climb.

  • Your risk of an overuse injury increases dramatically as you approach 40 to 50 miles per week. Exercise caution when covering such distances.

  • After you compete in a race, do easy workouts for as many days as there were miles in the race.

Healthy Living

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.

Health Centers

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.