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Today in Health News

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Immunization Calendar
Podcast: Echocardiogram Podcast
Quiz: CPR and Defibrillator Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Pacemakers

Health Tip of the Day

Picking the Right Diet

To lose weight, you need a sensible diet and regular exercise. When considering which weight-loss plan to follow, keep in mind these factors compiled by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

  • The plan you choose should reduce calories but not forbid certain foods or food groups.

  • The plan should include regular exercise. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

  • The plan should aim for weight loss of three-quarters of a pound to 2 pounds a week.

  • The plan should offer specific ideas for how to keep the weight off after you lose it.

 

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.