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Today in Health News

1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus Podcast
Quiz: Sprains and Strains Quiz
Risk Assesment: Postpartum Depression Assessment
Video: Cataracts

Health Tip of the Day

Immune Response and Food Allergies

If you have a food allergy, it means that your body's immune system mistakenly believes that the food is harmful to you, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. If you eat the food you are allergic to, your body's reaction can affect your breathing, your digestion, your skin and your heart. These foods account for 90 percent of food allergies: milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat.

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

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.