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Today in Health News

Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Holter Monitor Podcast
Quiz: Crime and Older Adults Quiz
Risk Assesment: Substance Abuse Assessment
Video: Pacemakers

Health Tip of the Day

Have Bicycle, Will Travel

Your child has made the big step from training wheels to a full-fledged bicycle. But is he ready for the road? Here are tips to tell whether you child is prepared:

  • He knows the rules of the road, and does not ride on busy highways.

  • He can ride straight.

  • He uses the brakes properly.

  • He knows how to swerve around hazards.

  • He's on a constant lookout for traffic.

  • His bicycle is equipped with reflectors and is in good repair.

  • He wears a helmet.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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.