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60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC

More women rely on menu's health info than men

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Kidney Ultrasound Podcast
Quiz: Blood Pressure Quiz
Risk Assesment: Stress Trigger Assessment
Video: Diabetes Related Eye Disease

Health Tip of the Day

Treatment for a Nosebleed

The best way to deal with a nosebleed is to sit down and lean slightly forward. Don't lie down because keeping your head above your heart will make your nose bleed less, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Leaning forward will allow the blood to drain out of your nose instead of down the back of your throat. Use your thumb and index finger to squeeze together the soft portion of your nose. Don't let go for at least 5 minutes. If it's still bleeding, hold it again for 10 minutes straight.

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

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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.