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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: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: Knee Ligament Repair Podcast
Quiz: Asthma Knowledge Quiz
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Cholesterol Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Tips for Buying Kids' Sports Shoes

Here are some tips from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society:

  • Take your kids to the shoe store after their workout, when their feet are largest.

  • Try the shoes on with the socks normally worn during the workout.

  • Fit the shoe to the largest foot. Many people have one foot that is larger than the other; shoes should be fitted to the longer and wider foot.

  • The forefoot should not be crowded; be sure the toes can extend.

  • Be sure there's a snug fit around the heel of the shoe.

  • Feet expand when bearing weight, so have your kids stand when getting their feet measured.

Healthy Living

Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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.

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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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