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Today in Health News

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: Thoracentesis Podcast
Quiz: Parkinson's Disease Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Labor and Delivery

Health Tip of the Day

5 Ways to Cope with Others' Emotions

  • Try to help a person who is suffering, but keep a little distance for yourself.

  • Understand that you can't solve everyone's problems. The other person usually just wants to know that you understand and care.

  • If you find yourself becoming overwhelmed by someone's emotions, temporarily switch your attention to something else -- tackle a home project or play with your kids.

  • Keep in mind that reacting in some degree to others is good.

  • When your feelings are confused, step back and ask yourself, "How much of this is them and how much is me; what's my role?"

Healthy Living

Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

Health Centers

Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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