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Today in Health News

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: Valvuloplasty Podcast
Quiz: Stuttering Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Health Tip of the Day

Treating a Nosebleed

If you get a nosebleed, sit down and lean forward slightly, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Leaning forward will allow the blood to drain out of your nose instead of down your throat. Swallowing blood may make you nauseous or give you diarrhea. You should squeeze together the soft area of your nose with your thumb and forefinger. Hold your nose for at least 5 minutes. If it still bleeds after that time, hold your nose again for 10 minutes.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

Health Centers

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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