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Today in Health News

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection


Spring Recipes

Looking for an easy appetizer or pretty brunch recipe? Check out these easy recipes for brunch! [more...]


Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation: Peripheral Vascular Disease Animation
Calculator: Adult Body Mass Tool
Clinical Wizard: Healthy Pregnancy Guide Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Prostate/Rectal Sonogram Podcast
Quiz: Hypothermia Quiz
Risk Assesment: Female Urinary Incontinence Risk Assessment
Video: Carotid Artery Disease

Health Tip of the Day

Belts for the Back

Many workers who need to lift heavy objects on the job wear back belts -- also called back supports or abdominal belts. But the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) does not recommend using a back belt to prevent injuries, because studies have not confirmed that these belts do, in fact, work. Instead of relying on a back belt to prevent injury, NIOSH says, workers should learn proper techniques for safe lifting.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.