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A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

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Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Podcast: Radiation Treatment in Childhood Boosts Breast Cancer Risk
Quiz: Tetanus Quiz
Risk Assesment: Stress Trigger Assessment
Video: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Health Tip of the Day

Ear Infections Linked to Asthma

Children who have ear infections are also more likely to develop or have asthma, according to new research. A study in a 2004 issue of Chest looked at more than 7,500 children, their history of ear infections and whether they had asthma. Children who had had ear infections were 57 percent more likely to have developed asthma. The risk for asthma appeared to increase with the number of ear infections.

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