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Today in Health News

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Calorie Burn Rate Tool
Podcast: Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Podcast
Quiz: Heartburn Quiz
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Colon Cancer Screening

Health Tip of the Day

A Perfect Cup of Tea

Green tea contains catechins, a group of antioxidant compounds that may help prevent cancer, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. To get the most health benefit from the tea:

  • Choose small, loose-leaf green tea, which infuses quickly. Tightly curled or large-leaf tea requires a longer infusion time.

  • Use loose leaves instead of bags. If using bags, continuously dunk them in the teapot rather than leaving them to float on the water.

  • Use boiling water, which promotes the release of catechins.

  • Steep the tea for 2 to 5 minutes. Tea's catechin content increases with steeping time; a shorter time results in a high caffeine content but low catechin content.

 

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

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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