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Today in Health News

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: Podcast: A Healthy Diet Still One of the Best Defenses Against Heart Attack
Quiz: Calcium Quiz
Risk Assesment: Are You at Risk for Endometriosis?
Video: Breast Cancer Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Nonprescription Contact Lenses a No-No

Nonprescription contact lenses may pose a danger to eyesight. Cosmetic contact lenses that change eye color or the eye's appearance are becoming increasingly popular among teens and young adults. These lenses, which can often be purchased on the Internet and in mall specialty shops, flea markets and gas stations without a doctor's prescription, may harm the eyes, says H. Dwight Cavanagh, M.D., editor of the journal Eye and Contact Lens. Ill-fitting over-the-counter contact lenses can rub a person's cornea, causing infection and damage that could lead to blindness. The lenses could also cause irreversible scarring, inflammation and even loss of the eye.

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

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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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