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Today in Health News

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Adult Body Mass Tool
Podcast: Chest X-ray Podcast
Quiz: Prediabetes Quiz
Risk Assesment: Female Urinary Incontinence Risk Assessment
Video: ACL Injuries

Health Tip of the Day

Morning Meal

If your idea of breakfast is fast food, you might rethink your morning meal. A study in a 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular consumption of a fatty fast-food breakfast could lead to chronic inflammation of the blood vessels, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Any meal will trigger at least some inflammation, the researchers said, but a heavy, fatty meal triggers a larger response.

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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