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Today in Health News

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Podcast: Electronystagmography (ENG) Podcast
Quiz: Wound Smarts Quiz
Risk Assesment: Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Video: EGD: Upper Endoscopy

Health Tip of the Day

CO Safety Tips

A carbon monoxide (CO) detector is the best way to protect your family against this deadly gas. But paying careful attention to anything in or around your home that burns fuel can prevent potential problems. Follow these CO safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Don't run a car engine or other fuel burner in a garage, even if the doors are open.

  • Inspect your vehicle for exhaust leaks.

  • Check furnaces, water heaters, wood stoves, portable heaters and your chimney for leaks and cracks.

  • Never use a barbecue grill in a garage or other enclosed areas.

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

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.