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College Prep 101

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Adult Body Mass Tool
Podcast: Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram Podcast
Quiz: Antibiotics Quiz
Risk Assesment: Crohn's Disease Risk Assessment
Video: Carotid Artery Disease

Health Tip of the Day

Tips for a Successful Exercise Program

  • Set specific long-term goals, but keep short-term goals flexible.

  • Reward yourself for exercising.

  • Make exercise a priority by scheduling it.

  • Surround yourself with reminders to exercise.

  • Pick the activities you prefer in the beginning, even if they're less strenuous. Once you're exercising regularly, you can try more challenging activities.

  • Work at a level that lets you feel as good when you stop as when you start.

  • Don't judge the benefits only by the weight scale. Exercise has also been shown to reduce stress and fight depression.

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

Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

Your Family

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