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Today in Health News

ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

You'll probably spend less time waiting at smaller or more rural hospitals

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Smoking Tool
Podcast: Podcast: How Safe Is Your Home?
Quiz: Smallpox Quiz
Risk Assesment: Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Video: Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Health Tip of the Day

Importance of Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that stimulates the action of about 100 enzymes in the body. The main sources of zinc in the diet are red meat and poultry, but other good sources include oysters and certain other seafood, beans, nuts, whole grains, and fortified breakfast cereals and dairy products, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

Health Centers

Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.

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