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Today in Health News

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Body Mass Index
Podcast: Breast Ultrasound Podcast
Quiz: Scoliosis Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Diverticulitis

Health Tip of the Day

Kitchen Smarts

Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration to help keep foodborne illness at bay in the kitchen:

  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before starting to prepare a meal and after handling raw meat or poultry.

  • Cover long hair with a net or scarf, and be sure that any open sores or cuts on the hands are completely covered.

  • Keep the work area clean and uncluttered. Wash countertops with a solution of 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach to 1 quart of water or with a commercial kitchen-cleaning agent diluted according to product directions. These are the most effective at getting rid of bacteria.

  • Be sure to keep dishcloths clean because, when wet, they can harbor bacteria and may promote their growth. Use a fresh dishcloth each day.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

Health Centers

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.