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Today in Health News

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Drinking Calculator
Podcast: Fetal Ultrasound Podcast
Quiz: Diet Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Heart Attacks

Health Tip of the Day

Fruits, Vegetables Protect Against Stroke

Eating fruits and green or yellow vegetables daily may protect against stroke. A 48-year study of 120,321 people found almost-daily consumption of green and yellow vegetables reduced the risk for death from stroke by 26 percent in both men and women, compared with those who ate no vegetables more than once a week. Almost-daily fruit intake reduced the risk by 35 percent in men and 25 percent in women. The study was published in 2003 in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.