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Today in Health News

Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Podcast: Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Podcast
Quiz: Activity Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Video: Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Health Tip of the Day

Have Bicycle, Will Travel

Your child has made the big step from training wheels to a full-fledged bicycle. But is he ready for the road? Here are tips to tell whether you child is prepared:

  • He knows the rules of the road, and does not ride on busy highways.

  • He can ride straight.

  • He uses the brakes properly.

  • He knows how to swerve around hazards.

  • He's on a constant lookout for traffic.

  • His bicycle is equipped with reflectors and is in good repair.

  • He wears a helmet.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

Health Centers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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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