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Today in Health News

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Electronystagmography (ENG) Podcast
Quiz: Age-Related Macular Degeneration Quiz
Risk Assesment: Postpartum Depression Assessment
Video: Cardiac Arrhythmias

Health Tip of the Day

How to Lift Weights Safely

  • Use proper form. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, abdominal muscles tight, torso erect and head facing forward. Consult a book or a trainer to check your form.

  • Lift with slow, controlled movements.

  • Don't lift more than you can safely handle using proper form.

  • Start with a light set, then work up to heavier weights during your workout. Use enough weight that you're making an effort but not straining.

  • Breathe regularly and easily.

  • Warm up the muscles you'll use with five minutes of gentle aerobic exercises before you lift.

  • Cool down afterward with five minutes of slow aerobic exercises.

 

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.

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