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Today in Health News

42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis


Healthy Lunchbox Recipes

School's back in session! If you're looking for new lunch ideas, try some of our unique recipes including beef lettuce wraps, peanut butter and berry sandwiches, or bagel BLT's. They're all quick & easy. [more...]


Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation:
Calculator: Baby Due Date Tool
Clinical Wizard:
Podcast:
Quiz: Germs Quiz
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video:

Health Tip of the Day

Dangers of Common OTC Drugs

  • Aspirin can affect your blood's ability to clot for up to two weeks. Too much aspirin can cause bleeding, stomach ulcers or ringing in your ears.

  • Both aspirin and ibuprofen can cause bleeding ulcers in the stomach.

  • Antacids provide relief of symptoms. If you need them too often, however, you should talk to your doctor. They also interact with many other medications.

  • Laxatives are powerful and frequently abused. Overuse can create dependency and even permanent damage to your colon.

  • Diet aids are like a mild form of amphetamine. They speed up the heartbeat and raise blood pressure. If you have hypertension, kidney disease or heart disease, you should avoid these.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.