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Animal Experiments Shed Light on HIV's Ability to Hide

Viral 'reservoir' in body develops earlier than thought, thwarting attempts at cure, scientists say

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Body Mass Index
Podcast: Podcast: The Total-Body Toll of Obesity
Quiz: Sprains and Strains Quiz
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Health Tip of the Day

Brush Twice a Day

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. Plaque can produce toxins that irritate and inflame the gums, according to the American Dental Association. You should use a toothbrush with soft, rounded-ends or polished bristles, which are less likely to injure gums. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three or four months.

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.