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Today in Health News

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Ovulation Date Calculator
Podcast: Craniotomy Podcast
Quiz: Disease Prevention Quiz
Risk Assesment: Crohn's Disease Risk Assessment
Video: Bursitis

Health Tip of the Day

5 Ways to Cope with Others' Emotions

  • Try to help a person who is suffering, but keep a little distance for yourself.

  • Understand that you can't solve everyone's problems. The other person usually just wants to know that you understand and care.

  • If you find yourself becoming overwhelmed by someone's emotions, temporarily switch your attention to something else -- tackle a home project or play with your kids.

  • Keep in mind that reacting in some degree to others is good.

  • When your feelings are confused, step back and ask yourself, "How much of this is them and how much is me; what's my role?"

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.