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Today in Health News

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Ovulation Date Tool
Podcast: Kidney Scan Podcast
Quiz: Poisonous Houseplants Quiz
Risk Assesment: Crohn's Disease Risk Assessment
Video: Colon Cancer Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Making Music

Children who take music lessons may improve their intelligence slightly, researchers say. In a study published in 2004 in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that youngsters who took lessons in singing and piano improved their IQ over children who took drama lessons or no lessons at all. Researchers aren't sure why the music lessons had an impact.

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.