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Today in Health News

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Ovulation Date Tool
Podcast: Cystoscopy Podcast
Quiz: Sickle Cell Disease Quiz
Risk Assesment: Are You at Risk for Endometriosis?
Video: Pre-Diabetes

Health Tip of the Day

How to Protect Your Voice

  • Break the throat-clearing habit. Instead, swallow twice to help move mucus along.

  • Improve your air quality. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke and other sources of pollution.

  • Stay hydrated. Try taking small sips of water throughout the day to keep the mucus from building up.

  • Turn the volume down. If you're prone to temporary hoarseness, you may be talking too loudly.

  • Use a cool-mist humidifier to keep the air moist. A steamy shower also will give you warm, moist air to breathe.

  • Know when to visit the doctor. If hoarseness lasts more than two weeks, or you experience a complete loss of your voice for more than a few days, call your doctor.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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