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Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Calculator
Podcast: Venogram Podcast
Quiz: Calcium Quiz
Risk Assesment: Are You at Risk for Endometriosis?
Video: Smoking Cessation, Stages of Change

Health Tip of the Day

Essential Emergency First-Aid Steps

  • Assess the situation.

  • Call for emergency medical help if it's needed.

  • Perform CPR if the person can't breathe and you're trained to perform it.

  • Stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure -- but first cover your hands with rubber gloves or wrap them in a plastic bag.

  • Treat shock symptoms by covering the person with a blanket or extra clothing.

  • Check for a medic-alert bracelet.

  • Comfort the person until help arrives.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

Health Centers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.