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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: Target Heart Rate Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Statins May Lower Cancer Risk, Too
Quiz: Heart Disease Risk Quiz
Risk Assesment: Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Colon Cancer Screening

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

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.