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Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Smoking Calculator
Podcast: Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray Podcast
Quiz: First Aid/Emergency Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Melanoma Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Making Music

Children who take music lessons may improve their intelligence slightly, researchers say. In a study published in 2004 in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that youngsters who took lessons in singing and piano improved their IQ over children who took drama lessons or no lessons at all. Researchers aren't sure why the music lessons had an impact.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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.