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Today in Health News

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Immunization Calendar
Podcast: Podcast: Good Skin Care Essential if You Have Diabetes
Quiz: Organic Foods Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Pre-Diabetes

Health Tip of the Day

Taking Medications Safely

  • Know why you were prescribed the medicine and what it is supposed to do.

  • Follow your doctor's instructions about how much to take and how often.

  • Read the package label or patient information sheet.

  • Don't take someone else's prescription.

  • Don't take any medication without your doctor's approval if you're pregnant or nursing.

  • Read and heed all directions, warnings and precautions.

  • Don't take medications and vitamin or mineral supplements at the same time without first checking with your health care provider or pharmacist.

  • Call your doctor, 911 or your area's emergency-response number if you are suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction to a medication.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

Health Centers

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.