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60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC

More women rely on menu's health info than men

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Calculator: Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Family Focus: Less Sodium for All
Quiz: Doctor-Patient Communication Quiz
Risk Assesment: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention

Health Tip of the Day

Ear Infections Linked to Asthma

Children who have ear infections are also more likely to develop or have asthma, according to new research. A study in a 2004 issue of Chest looked at more than 7,500 children, their history of ear infections and whether they had asthma. Children who had had ear infections were 57 percent more likely to have developed asthma. The risk for asthma appeared to increase with the number of ear infections.

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.

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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.