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Today in Health News

Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Due Date Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Lasting Effects of Parents' Squabbles
Quiz: Low Blood Pressure Quiz
Risk Assesment: Crohn's Disease Risk Assessment
Video: Metered-Dose Inhaler

Health Tip of the Day

How Kids Can Fight Obesity

  • If weight loss is needed, set realistic goals. A 10 percent weight loss will yield immediate benefits, including less fatigue.

  • Find snack alternatives. Munch fruits, not chips.

  • Use moderation. One cookie is fine -- not eight. Don't eat super-size fast food.

  • Get moving. Build up to at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity three times a week.

  • Change habits. Just switching to skim milk can help.

  • Start early. About 40 percent of overweight children remain overweight as adults. The ratio rises to 75 percent for adolescents.

  • Avoid cure-alls. Foods with fat substitutes can cause digestive problems and encourage overeating.

  • Limit television and video games to 30 minutes a day. Allow computer use only for school homework.

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

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.