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If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

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Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's BMI Calculator
Podcast: Electroencephalogram (EEG) Podcast
Quiz: Vitamins Quiz
Risk Assesment: Female Urinary Incontinence Risk Assessment
Video: Meniscal Injuries

Health Tip of the Day

Olive Oil: You Can Have It 4 Ways

Did you know olive oil comes in four types?

  • Extra virgin, made from the first drops from the first pressing of the olive. By definition, it has less than 1 percent acidity and a light, delicate taste. Use it for salads. It's expensive.

  • Virgin, made from the first pressing. It has a fruity flavor, with a maximum acidity of not more than 2 percent.

  • Olive oil, a blend of refined oil and extra virgin or virgin oil.

  • Extra light olive oil, which has a less intense flavor. Use it for recipes that call for vegetable oil because it doe s not impart a strong olive flavor.

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.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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.