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Today in Health News

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Drinking Tool
Podcast: Pleural Biopsy Podcast
Quiz: COPD Quiz
Risk Assesment: Substance Abuse Assessment
Video: Cholesterol Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Kitchen Smarts

Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration to help keep foodborne illness at bay in the kitchen:

  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before starting to prepare a meal and after handling raw meat or poultry.

  • Cover long hair with a net or scarf, and be sure that any open sores or cuts on the hands are completely covered.

  • Keep the work area clean and uncluttered. Wash countertops with a solution of 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach to 1 quart of water or with a commercial kitchen-cleaning agent diluted according to product directions. These are the most effective at getting rid of bacteria.

  • Be sure to keep dishcloths clean because, when wet, they can harbor bacteria and may promote their growth. Use a fresh dishcloth each day.

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.