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Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Immunization Calendar
Podcast: Bone Marrow Biopsy Podcast
Quiz: Mammogram Quiz
Risk Assesment: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Smoking Cessation, Stages of Change

Health Tip of the Day

Exercise Helps in Bone Development

Teen girls should get plenty of exercise, as well as adequate calcium in their diets, to promote healthy bones, according to research in 2004 in the Journal of Pediatrics. Physical exercise has a strong influence on bone development in adolescent girls, the study said. In addition to exercise, teens should get 1,300 mg of calcium each day in their diet.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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.