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Today in Health News

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: Children's BMI Calculator
Podcast: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart Podcast
Quiz: Snakebite Quiz
Risk Assesment: Depression Risk Assessment
Video: Osteoarthritis

Health Tip of the Day

Marijuana Use Carries Dangers

Marijuana may not seem as dangerous as cocaine or heroin, but isn't harmless. Long-term, it can increase cancer risk, decrease testosterone levels in men and increase them in women, diminish or extinguish sexual pleasure and lead to physiological dependence, requiring more of the drug to get the same effect.

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

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.