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Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say

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Health Tip of the Day

Treating a Nosebleed

If you get a nosebleed, sit down and lean forward slightly, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Leaning forward will allow the blood to drain out of your nose instead of down your throat. Swallowing blood may make you nauseous or give you diarrhea. You should squeeze together the soft area of your nose with your thumb and forefinger. Hold your nose for at least 5 minutes. If it still bleeds after that time, hold your nose again for 10 minutes.

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

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.