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Today in Health News

Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast
Quiz: ADHD Quiz
Risk Assesment: Substance Abuse Assessment
Video: Cholesterol Screening

Health Tip of the Day

How Kids Can Fight Obesity

  • If weight loss is needed, set realistic goals. A 10 percent weight loss will yield immediate benefits, including less fatigue.

  • Find snack alternatives. Munch fruits, not chips.

  • Use moderation. One cookie is fine -- not eight. Don't eat super-size fast food.

  • Get moving. Build up to at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity three times a week.

  • Change habits. Just switching to skim milk can help.

  • Start early. About 40 percent of overweight children remain overweight as adults. The ratio rises to 75 percent for adolescents.

  • Avoid cure-alls. Foods with fat substitutes can cause digestive problems and encourage overeating.

  • Limit television and video games to 30 minutes a day. Allow computer use only for school homework.

Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

Health Centers

Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.