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Today in Health News

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Ovulation Date Calculator
Podcast: Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen Podcast
Quiz: Menopause Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Blood Sugar Testing

Health Tip of the Day

When Night Falls, So Should the Noise

Nighttime should be quiet time, especially if you have young children. You can reduce family stress by turning down lights at night and keeping noise to a minimum, say experts at the Mayo Medical School. Babies and young kids tend to get fussy when exposed to loud sounds and harsh lights.

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.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.