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Today in Health News

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Body Mass Index
Podcast: Podcast: Bone Health Isn’t Just a Woman's Concern
Quiz: Drinking Water Quiz
Risk Assesment: Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Health Tip of the Day

A Perfect Cup of Tea

Green tea contains catechins, a group of antioxidant compounds that may help prevent cancer, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. To get the most health benefit from the tea:

  • Choose small, loose-leaf green tea, which infuses quickly. Tightly curled or large-leaf tea requires a longer infusion time.

  • Use loose leaves instead of bags. If using bags, continuously dunk them in the teapot rather than leaving them to float on the water.

  • Use boiling water, which promotes the release of catechins.

  • Steep the tea for 2 to 5 minutes. Tea's catechin content increases with steeping time; a shorter time results in a high caffeine content but low catechin content.

 

Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

Health Centers

Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.