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Today in Health News

Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known


Spring Recipes

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Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation:
Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Clinical Wizard:
Podcast:
Quiz: Shoulder Quiz
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video:

Health Tip of the Day

How to Remove a Splinter

Splinters can be painful. To remove one properly:

  • Wash your hands and the splinter site with soap and water.

  • Sterilize tweezers and a needle by dropping them in boiling water for 10 minutes or heating them over the flame of a match or lighter and cleaning away the carbon.

  • Use the needle to gently expose the splinter.

  • Grasp the splinter firmly with the tweezers and pull it out. Try to pull at the same angle the splinter entered the skin.

  • Rinse the area with water and gently dry it. Apply an antibacterial ointment.

  • Cover the site with a bandage.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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.