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Today in Health News

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Adult BMI Calculator
Podcast: Laminectomy Podcast
Quiz: Older, Wiser, Wider?
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Health Tip of the Day

Teeth and Blood Vessel Disease

Tooth loss caused by gum disease may be an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Stroke Association in 2003. The initial results of an ongoing study show that 60 percent of those missing 10 or more teeth had plaque buildup in the carotid arteries (the blood vessels that lead to the brain). Of those in the study who were not missing teeth, 45 percent had carotid artery plaque.

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.