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Today in Health News

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Smoking Tool
Podcast: Podcast: Americans Need to Learn More about Antibiotics
Quiz: Fire Prevention Quiz
Risk Assesment: Female Urinary Incontinence Risk Assessment
Video: Breast Cancer Screening

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

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.