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Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

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Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's BMI Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Panel Nixes Supplements for Bone Health
Quiz: Prostate Health Quiz
Risk Assesment: Postpartum Depression Assessment
Video: Cardiac Catheterization

Health Tip of the Day

Keeping Children Safe in the Car

All children ages 12 years and younger should ride in the back seat, the safest part of a vehicle in the event of a crash, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.  This is especially important for vehicles with front passenger-side airbags. Riding in the back seat reduces the risk for fatal injury by at least 30 percent in cars without front passenger side airbags. Children riding in the back seat of vehicles with front passenger side airbags cut their risk by 46 percent. Infants in rear-facing child safety seats should never be placed in a seat in front of an airbag.

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

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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.