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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: Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
Podcast: Prostate Biopsy Podcast
Quiz: Teen Health Quiz
Risk Assesment: Depression Risk Assessment
Video: Bursitis

Health Tip of the Day

Essential Emergency First-Aid Steps

  • Assess the situation.

  • Call for emergency medical help if it's needed.

  • Perform CPR if the person can't breathe and you're trained to perform it.

  • Stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure -- but first cover your hands with rubber gloves or wrap them in a plastic bag.

  • Treat shock symptoms by covering the person with a blanket or extra clothing.

  • Check for a medic-alert bracelet.

  • Comfort the person until help arrives.

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.