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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: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Podcast: A Healthy Diet Still One of the Best Defenses Against Heart Attack
Quiz: Food Poisoning Quiz
Risk Assesment: Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Labor and Delivery

Health Tip of the Day

Tips to Prevent Injuries

No one is immune from strains and sprains, but here are some tips to help keep you injury-free.

  • Participate in a core-strengthening program to build abdominal and low  back muscle strength.

  • Do stretching exercises daily.

  • Maintain good posture.

  • Always wear properly fitting shoes.

  • Nourish your muscles by eating a well-balanced diet.

  • Get regular exercise in addition to conditioning.

  • Warm up before any sports activity, including practice and use or wear protective equipment appropriate for that sport.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.