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Today in Health News

Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Smoking Tool
Podcast: Podcast: Statins May Lower Cancer Risk, Too
Quiz: Multiple Births Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Kidney Stones

Health Tip of the Day

Exercise Helps in Bone Development

Teen girls should get plenty of exercise, as well as adequate calcium in their diets, to promote healthy bones, according to research in 2004 in the Journal of Pediatrics. Physical exercise has a strong influence on bone development in adolescent girls, the study said. In addition to exercise, teens should get 1,300 mg of calcium each day in their diet.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

Health Centers

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.

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