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Today in Health News

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: 4 Nutrients for a Healthy Colon
Quiz: CPR and Defibrillator Quiz
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Prostate Cancer

Health Tip of the Day

How to Use a Ladder Properly

  • Use the proper ladder for the weight it will carry; look for a label stating how much weight the ladder can carry.

  • Don't stand on the top step of a stepladder; don't stand on the top three rungs of an extension or straight ladder.

  • Don't extend your body too far to either side. This might cause you or the ladder to become unbalanced.

  • When using an extension ladder to climb a roof, make sure the ladder clears the roofline by about three feet.

  • Don't use a ladder in a strong wind and don't use it near power lines.

  • Make sure the ladder is level on the ground. On soft ground, use boards under the ladder to keep it level.

  • Set up the ladder at an approximate 75-degree angle to the wall.

  • Climb up and down the ladder facing it.

  • When working with tools on a ladder, wear a tool belt to keep your hands as free as possible.

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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