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Health Highlights: July 27, 2014

U.S. Doctor Working in Liberia Is Infected With Ebola

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Cholecystography Podcast
Quiz: Atopic Dermatitis Quiz
Risk Assesment: Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Video: ACL Injuries

Health Tip of the Day

Morning Meal

If your idea of breakfast is fast food, you might rethink your morning meal. A study in a 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular consumption of a fatty fast-food breakfast could lead to chronic inflammation of the blood vessels, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Any meal will trigger at least some inflammation, the researchers said, but a heavy, fatty meal triggers a larger response.

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.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.