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Today in Health News

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Immunization Calendar
Podcast: Podcast: Some Signs of Aging Linked to an Unhealthy Heart
Quiz: Smoking and Pregnancy Quiz
Risk Assesment: Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Video: Pre-Diabetes

Health Tip of the Day

When a Bone Breaks

There are four types of broken bones, or fractures. A simple fracture occurs when the bone breaks cleanly into two pieces, and the skin remains intact. A compound fracture involves a break that also pierces the skin. A comminuted fracture has multiple breaks in one bone that are either simple or compound. A green stick fracture doesn't go all the way through the bone. Regardless of the type of break, the National Safety Council says a limb fracture should be treated as follows:

  • Drive the person to an emergency room as soon as possible.

  • Keep the injured area immobile by applying a splint, elastic bandage or sling to prevent further injury and excessive pain.

  • While waiting for medical treatment, keep the person warm and comfortable. Be calm and assure the person that help is on the way.

Healthy Living

Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

Health Centers

Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.