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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: Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
Podcast: Gallbladder Scan Podcast
Quiz: Alternative Arthritis Treatment Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: EGD: Upper Endoscopy

Health Tip of the Day

Easing Stress

To relieve tension if you're feeling stressed, try alternate nostril breathing, a yoga move. Here's one version: While sitting down, use your right thumb to block your right nostril. Breathe deeply through your left nostril several times. Pause briefly each time after you inhale and exhale. Then, switch nostrils and repeat.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

Health Centers

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

Your Family

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