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Today in Health News

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Calculator
Podcast: Hysteroscopy Podcast
Quiz: Drinking Water Quiz
Risk Assesment: Acid Reflux (GERD) Risk Assessment
Video: Pre-Diabetes

Health Tip of the Day

Watching for Melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Often, the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color or feel of an existing mole, according to the National Cancer Institute. If you have any of these signs, see your health care provider:

  • Asymmetry: The shape of half of the mole doesn't match the other.

  • Border: The edges are often ragged, notched, blurred or irregular; the pigment may spread into the surrounding skin.

  • Color: The color is uneven. Shades of black, brown and tan may be present. Areas of white, gray, red, pink or blue also may be seen.

  • Diameter: The size of the mole changes, usually growing larger. Melanomas are usually larger than the eraser of a pencil (a quarter-inch).

 

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

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.