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Health Highlights: July 27, 2014

U.S. Doctor Working in Liberia Is Infected With Ebola

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Calculator: Ovulation Date Tool
Podcast: Podcast: FDA Bans Chemical from Infant Bottles and Cups
Quiz: Drug Abuse Quiz
Risk Assesment: Female Urinary Incontinence Risk Assessment
Video: Common Changes During Pregnancy

Health Tip of the Day

Echinacea No Help for Colds

Echinacea, a popular but largely untested herbal remedy for the common cold, showed no benefit when given to people with sore throats and stuffy noses. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin gave capsules of the herb to 73 students suffering from cold symptoms. An additional 75 students with colds got a placebo, or dummy pill, made of alfalfa. After 10 days, members of both groups had gotten equally ill, the study found. Compared with the placebo, unrefined echinacea provided no detectable benefit or harm, researchers wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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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.

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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.

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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.