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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: Ovulation Date Tool
Podcast: Exercise Echocardiogram Podcast
Quiz: Prescription Drug Abuse Quiz
Risk Assesment: Depression Risk Assessment
Video: Breast Biopsy

Health Tip of the Day

Safe Medication Use

Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration on ways to safely use medication:

  • Make sure you understand the directions for using the drug; ask if you have questions or concerns.

  • Always double check that you have the right medicine.

  • Keep medicines in their original labeled containers, whenever possible.

  • Never combine different medicines in the same bottle.

  • Read and follow the directions on the label and the directions from your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional. If you stop the medicine or want to use the medicine differently than directed, consult with your health care professional.

 

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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