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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: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: Podcast: Diabetes Prevention: It’s All in the Family
Quiz: Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz
Risk Assesment: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Pre-Diabetes

Health Tip of the Day

Making Music

Children who take music lessons may improve their intelligence slightly, researchers say. In a study published in 2004 in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that youngsters who took lessons in singing and piano improved their IQ over children who took drama lessons or no lessons at all. Researchers aren't sure why the music lessons had an impact.

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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