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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: Ovulation Date Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Diabetes Prevention: It’s All in the Family
Quiz: Drug Interaction Quiz
Risk Assesment: Stress Trigger Assessment
Video: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Health Tip of the Day

Smoking Increases Risk for Hemorrhage

Smoking increases a woman's risk for a severe and often fatal bleeding stroke known as an intracerebral hemorrhage. A nine-year study of 39,783 women found that those who smoked 15 or more cigarettes a day were three times more likely to have a bleeding stroke than nonsmoking women. The study was published in 2003 in the journal Stroke.

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

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.