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Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Adult BMI Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Diabetes and Depression: A Troubling Connection
Quiz: Wound Smarts Quiz
Risk Assesment: Substance Abuse Assessment
Video: Peak Flow Meter

Health Tip of the Day

Making Music

Children who take music lessons may improve their intelligence slightly, researchers say. In a study published in 2004 in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that youngsters who took lessons in singing and piano improved their IQ over children who took drama lessons or no lessons at all. Researchers aren't sure why the music lessons had an impact.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.