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Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Diabetes Prevention: It’s All in the Family
Quiz: New Year's Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Pacemakers

Health Tip of the Day

Outlook Affects Recovery From Stroke

Pessimists are more prone to post-stroke depression, says the American Heart Association. A 12-month study of 190 people recovering from a first stroke found the most pessimistic were nearly five times more likely to develop post-stroke depression than those who were more optimistic. Depression can interfere with recovery.

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.