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Today in Health News

Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Calorie Burn Rate Tool
Podcast: Rotator Cuff Repair Podcast
Quiz: Food Safety Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Metered-Dose Inhaler

Health Tip of the Day

Playing It Safe

Here are some factors from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to consider when determining whether your public playground is safe:

  • Does it have at least a foot thick of wood chips, mulch or sand, or rubber mats around the play equipment?

  • Are play structures more than 30 inches high and at least 9 feet apart?

  • Have dangerous hardware like S hooks and bolt ends been removed?

  • Have sharp points or edges on equipment been covered or removed?

  • Have tripping hazards such as tree stumps or rocks been removed?

  • Do elevated ramps and platforms have guardrails?

 

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

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.