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Today in Health News

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

Today’s Interactive Tools

Calculator: Due Date Calculator
Quiz: Calcium Quiz
Risk Assesment: Substance Abuse Assessment

Health Tip of the Day

Watch Vitamin A Intake

Too much vitamin A may lead to bone fractures. A 30-year study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine found men older than 49 with the highest blood levels of fat-soluble vitamin A (retinol) were at a high risk for fractures. But nutritionists caution people not to avoid vitamin A, because it's needed for optimum health. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women get 2,333 international units (IU) of vitamin A daily; men should get 3,000 IU. Good sources of vitamin A include liver, eggs, fortified milk (preferably skim or low fat), carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, kale and spinach.

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.