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Down Syndrome

There is no known cause for Down Syndrome, but research shows that women who give birth over the age of 40 are at an increased risk for having a baby with this genetic disorder.


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Animation: Stroke Treatment Animation
Calculator: Ovulation Date Tool
Clinical Wizard: Breast Cancer Risk Factors Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Podcast: Be Smart About Sleep Aids
Quiz: Lead Safety Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
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Today in Health News

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

Health Tip of the Day

Alcohol and Youth

Alcohol is still the number one drug of choice among teens, according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Abusing alcohol is a factor in risky sexual behavior and motor vehicle crashes, the agency says. A NIAAA survey in 2004 found that about 20 percent of eighth graders and about half of high school seniors reported drinking alcohol in the month before the survey.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

Health Centers

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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