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Today in Health News

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women

It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Smoking Tool
Podcast: Podcast: 4 Nutrients for a Healthy Colon
Quiz: Seasonal Allergy Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Breast Cancer Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Gender and Geography

If you can't get there from here, it may have a lot to do with your gender and the directions you're using. Women tend to rely on landmarks ("Turn right at the gas station"), but men tend to use abstract strategies tied to compass points and exact distances ("Go north 1.2 miles and turn west"). What's more, each sex has trouble switching gears, a University of Saskatchewan study found. It's harder for men to use landmark-based directions and tougher for women to use abstract instructions, says lead author Deborah M. Saucier, Ph.D. The study of 82 students who had to find several destinations appeared in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2002.

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

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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.