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Today in Health News

California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's BMI Calculator
Podcast: Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen Podcast
Quiz: Adult Immunizations Quiz
Risk Assesment: Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Video: Colon Cancer Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Losing Weight Cuts Risk for Heart Disease

Another reason to maintain a healthful weight: Being just 10 percent overweight increases your risk for coronary artery disease, according to 2004 information from the American Obesity Association. But losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight, and keeping it off, can significantly decrease insulin levels and high blood pressure, thereby decreasing your risk for diabetes, stroke and heart attack.

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.

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