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1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Ovulation Date Calculator
Podcast: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) Podcast
Quiz: Cataracts Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Diverticulitis

Health Tip of the Day

When a Bone Breaks

There are four types of broken bones, or fractures. A simple fracture occurs when the bone breaks cleanly into two pieces, and the skin remains intact. A compound fracture involves a break that also pierces the skin. A comminuted fracture has multiple breaks in one bone that are either simple or compound. A green stick fracture doesn't go all the way through the bone. Regardless of the type of break, the National Safety Council says a limb fracture should be treated as follows:

  • Drive the person to an emergency room as soon as possible.

  • Keep the injured area immobile by applying a splint, elastic bandage or sling to prevent further injury and excessive pain.

  • While waiting for medical treatment, keep the person warm and comfortable. Be calm and assure the person that help is on the way.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.