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42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Gene Raises Risk for Pancreatitis in Men Who Drink
Quiz: Seasonal Affective Disorder Quiz
Risk Assesment: Crohn's Disease Risk Assessment
Video: Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention

Health Tip of the Day

Alcohol and Healthy Hearts

Scientists have known that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can prevent heart attacks, but a recent study of 38,000 men suggests that how often a man imbibes is more important than what or how much he drinks. As little as half an alcoholic drink a day can reduce the risk of heart attacks, whether the beverage is beer, red or white wine or liquor. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that men who drank at least three days a week had 33 percent fewer heart attacks than nondrinkers. Those who imbibed only once or twice a week had only a 16 percent lower risk. Researchers speculate that drinking a little bit of alcohol regularly helps keep blood cells from becoming sticky, thus helping prevent heart attacks.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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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.

Your Family

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.