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Today in Health News

Burn Injuries More Common in Summer

Doctor shares tips for safe use of fire pits, barbecues and campfires

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: Podcast: Easing Your Concerns About a Prostate Exam
Quiz: Long-Term Care Planning Quiz
Risk Assesment: Alcohol Use Assessment
Video: Coronary Artery Disease: Treatment

Health Tip of the Day

Picking the Right Diet

To lose weight, you need a sensible diet and regular exercise. When considering which weight-loss plan to follow, keep in mind these factors compiled by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

  • The plan you choose should reduce calories but not forbid certain foods or food groups.

  • The plan should include regular exercise. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

  • The plan should aim for weight loss of three-quarters of a pound to 2 pounds a week.

  • The plan should offer specific ideas for how to keep the weight off after you lose it.

 

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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.