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Today in Health News

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Energy Drinks: Not a Good Choice for Children
Quiz: Fire Prevention Quiz
Risk Assesment: Alcohol Use Assessment
Video: Cardiac Catheterization

Health Tip of the Day

How to Get the Most Out of Cross-Training

  • Do things you find fun.

  • Go for a well-rounded workout. If you usually run, do an upper body workout once or twice a week.

  • Do more than one activity. Jog for 20 minutes, then ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes.

  • Do activities that complement your main interest. To become a better runner, for instance, try cycling or in-line skating.

  • Remember that fitness includes cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.

  • Wear the proper shoes for the sports you choose.

  • Don't fret about adding time to your already tight schedule. Instead, replace your normal workout with different activities once or twice a week.

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.

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Men's Health
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