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Today in Health News

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Podcast: Cholecystectomy Podcast
Quiz: Halloween Safety Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Video: Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention

Health Tip of the Day

Power's Out -- What Now?

  • Plan ahead and put flashlights where you can find them in the dark.

  • Use flashlights and other battery-generated light sources when walking around the house.

  • Don't carry a lighted candle, or use a candle to look for things in a closet or confined area.

  • Place candles out of the reach of children.

  • Don't put candles in a spot where a pet might knock them over.

  • To avoid an extremely dangerous situation, do not use a candle for light when adding fuel to a lantern, because the candle flame may ignite the vapors.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

Health Centers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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.