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Today in Health News

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found


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: Diabetes Detective: Uncovering the Complications Animation
Calculator: Cost of Smoking Tool
Clinical Wizard: Breast Cancer Risk Factors Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Pulmonary Function Tests Podcast
Quiz: Stroke: Test Your Knowledge
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Health Tip of the Day

Morning Meal

If your idea of breakfast is fast food, you might rethink your morning meal. A study in a 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular consumption of a fatty fast-food breakfast could lead to chronic inflammation of the blood vessels, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Any meal will trigger at least some inflammation, the researchers said, but a heavy, fatty meal triggers a larger response.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

Health Centers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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.