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Today in Health News

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

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Respiratory Symptoms Wax and Wane with Period
Quiz: Spine Health Quiz
Risk Assesment: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Melanoma Screening

Health Tip of the Day

How to Protect Your Voice

  • Break the throat-clearing habit. Instead, swallow twice to help move mucus along.

  • Improve your air quality. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke and other sources of pollution.

  • Stay hydrated. Try taking small sips of water throughout the day to keep the mucus from building up.

  • Turn the volume down. If you're prone to temporary hoarseness, you may be talking too loudly.

  • Use a cool-mist humidifier to keep the air moist. A steamy shower also will give you warm, moist air to breathe.

  • Know when to visit the doctor. If hoarseness lasts more than two weeks, or you experience a complete loss of your voice for more than a few days, call your doctor.

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.