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Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Joint Aspiration Podcast
Quiz: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Quiz
Risk Assesment: Lung Cancer Assessment
Video: Heart Failure

Health Tip of the Day

Caring for Injured Fingers

If an injured finger is smashed, appears to be broken, has blood under the fingernail or has a deep cut, do your best to clean and immobilize it in a plastic or wooden splint or by wrapping it to an adjacent finger, then seek medical assistance. If the cut or injury is minor:

  • Clean the wound with lots of soap and water and apply an antibiotic.

  • Place one end of a long roll of narrow gauze or a clean strip of cloth at the base of the finger. Hold the gauze or strip down with your thumb as you roll up one side of the finger and down the other.

  • Do this several times and end by knotting the gauze or strip at the base of the finger. Don't wrap the gauze or strip too tightly or it will impair circulation, nor so loose that dirt can reach the cut. Change the bandage if it gets wet or dirty.

 

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

Health Centers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.