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A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

The liquid social lubricant seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Drinking Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: A Mammogram Is Still Important
Quiz: Asthma Awareness Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Health Tip of the Day

Watching Violence

People who watch violent television as children behave more aggressively 15 years later, according to one of the few TV-violence studies to follow children into adulthood.

The study, in the journal Developmental Psychology, linked violent TV viewing at ages 6 through 9 to such violent behaviors in a person's early 20s as spousal abuse and criminal actions leading to convictions. Given the results, researchers recommend that parents restrict viewing of violent TV shows and movies by toddlers through preteens.

Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

Health Centers

Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.