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Today in Health News

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 Tool
Podcast: Evoked Potentials Studies Podcast
Quiz: OTC Pain Reliever Quiz
Risk Assesment: Depression Risk Assessment
Video: Diabetes Related Eye Disease

Health Tip of the Day

5 Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Vegetarians

  • Vitamin B-12. A supplement of this essential vitamin, absent from plant foods, is critical for vegetarians.

  • Calcium. For vegans, fortified orange juice or fortified soy products can help. Lacto-ovo vegetarians can get calcium from dairy products.

  • Vitamin D. Because cow's milk and sunlight are major sources, vegans who shun the sun should take vitamin D supplements.

  • Zinc. Red meat is a prime source, but vegetarians can compensate with beans, lentils and soy foods.

  • Iron. The body absorbs iron from plants more poorly than iron from animal sources. Non-meat sources of iron include dried beans and peas and dark greens.

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.