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Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Immunization Calendar
Podcast: External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus Podcast
Quiz: Eye Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Video: Prostate Cancer

Health Tip of the Day

Teeth and Blood Vessel Disease

Tooth loss caused by gum disease may be an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Stroke Association in 2003. The initial results of an ongoing study show that 60 percent of those missing 10 or more teeth had plaque buildup in the carotid arteries (the blood vessels that lead to the brain). Of those in the study who were not missing teeth, 45 percent had carotid artery plaque.

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.