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Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation: Colonoscopy Animation
Calculator: Baby Due Date Tool
Clinical Wizard: Heart Disease Risk Factors Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Peak Flow Measurement Podcast
Quiz: Hemoglobin A1c Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Cardiac Catheterization

Today in Health News

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Health Tip of the Day

Nix on the Supplements

Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C and E, found in fruits and vegetables, are important for good health. But in a case of more isn't necessarily better, boosting your intake of antioxidants by taking supplements won't necessarily help protect against Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, some studies suggest. Although studies have shown an association between an increased intake of antioxidants and a reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease, the National Institutes of Health says that researchers still aren't sure whether these factors can actually prevent the disease. Experts recommend that instead of increasing your antioxidant intake, make sure your diet includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.

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.
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