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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: Cost of Drinking Tool
Podcast: Cholecystectomy Podcast
Quiz: Healthy Pregnancy Quiz
Risk Assesment: Postpartum Depression Assessment
Video: Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention

Health Tip of the Day

How to Lift Weights Safely

  • Use proper form. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, abdominal muscles tight, torso erect and head facing forward. Consult a book or a trainer to check your form.

  • Lift with slow, controlled movements.

  • Don't lift more than you can safely handle using proper form.

  • Start with a light set, then work up to heavier weights during your workout. Use enough weight that you're making an effort but not straining.

  • Breathe regularly and easily.

  • Warm up the muscles you'll use with five minutes of gentle aerobic exercises before you lift.

  • Cool down afterward with five minutes of slow aerobic exercises.

 

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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.