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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: Podcast: For Diabetes: Go Mediterranean
Quiz: Lupus Quiz
Risk Assesment: Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Video: Pre-Diabetes

Health Tip of the Day

Watching for Melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Often, the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color or feel of an existing mole, according to the National Cancer Institute. If you have any of these signs, see your health care provider:

  • Asymmetry: The shape of half of the mole doesn't match the other.

  • Border: The edges are often ragged, notched, blurred or irregular; the pigment may spread into the surrounding skin.

  • Color: The color is uneven. Shades of black, brown and tan may be present. Areas of white, gray, red, pink or blue also may be seen.

  • Diameter: The size of the mole changes, usually growing larger. Melanomas are usually larger than the eraser of a pencil (a quarter-inch).

 

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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.