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Today in Health News

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Drinking Tool
Podcast: Barium Enema Podcast
Quiz: Fever Quiz
Risk Assesment: Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Cholesterol Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Smoking and Anxiety Disorders

Doctors often don't counsel people with anxiety disorders or other psychiatric illnesses to quit smoking. But the American Psychiatric Association guidelines recommend that doctors encourage such patients to try smoking-cessation treatments, particularly if patients are motivated enough to set a quit date.

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.