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Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Java and Pregnancy: An OK Combo?
Quiz: OTC Pain Reliever Quiz
Risk Assesment: Are You at Risk for Endometriosis?
Video: Cholesterol Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Calculating BMI

Here's the math behind the online calculators for body mass index (BMI). To find your BMI, first multiply your height in inches by your height in inches (you are squaring the number). Then divide your weight in pounds by that square number. Multiply that result by 703. The answer is your BMI. A healthy BMI falls between 18.5 and 24.9. Overweight is 25.0 to 29.9. Obese is 30.0 and greater.

Healthy Living

Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.