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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: Immunization Calendar
Podcast: Podcast: Java and Pregnancy: An OK Combo?
Quiz: Teen Health Quiz
Risk Assesment: Acid Reflux (GERD) Risk Assessment
Video: Carotid Artery Disease

Health Tip of the Day

Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease

Breathing polluted air, especially smoky exhaust from factory smokestacks and the tailpipes of diesel-powered vehicles, can contribute to exercise-induced heart disease, says the American Heart Association (AHA). A recent study also found people with heart disease were three times more likely to suffer ischemia or decreased oxygen supply to the heart muscle, after exercising in highly polluted air.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.