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Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Ovulation Date Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Some Signs of Aging Linked to an Unhealthy Heart
Quiz: Gout Quiz
Risk Assesment: Crohn's Disease Risk Assessment
Video: Blood Sugar Testing

Health Tip of the Day

Fast Food Adds Pounds

Every day, nearly one-third of U.S. children ages 4 to 19 eat fast food, which can add six extra pounds per child per year and increases the risk for obesity. A study of 6,212 boys and girls found that fast-food consumption has increased fivefold among children since 1970. Children who ate fast food consumed more fats, sugars and carbohydrates and fewer fruits and nonstarchy vegetables than youngsters who didn't eat fast food. The study was published in 2004 in the journal Pediatrics.

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

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.