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Today in Health News

Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Adult BMI Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: E-Cigarettes: A Safer Source of Nicotine?
Quiz: Medication Safety Quiz
Risk Assesment: Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Heart Attacks

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

Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

Health Centers

Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

Your Family

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