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Don ImusDon Imus Reveals He Has Prostate Cancer.Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a tough call on whether to get treated now or wait. Learn how to prevent prostate cancer, and consider these 11 things to know about prostate cancer.

Why Playtime Matters to Kids' Health and Brains

Who has time to play these days? Life is pretty darned serious. But play is essential for both kids and grown-ups to stay healthy, creative, and productive, according to Stuart Brown, author of the new book Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Avery, $24.95). Brown, a retired psychiatrist in Carmel Valley, Calif., has spent decades studying the py-and-more-pr"effects of play on children and adults, Nancy Shute reports. Play is not trivial, Brown says; it's a basic biological drive as critical to our health
as sleep or food.

Here are 10 reasons play can make you healthy, happy, and more productive. Looking for creative ideas to get your kids off the couch? Try incorporating these 5 ways to get more play into your childs day.
New HPV Test to Detect Cervical Cancer Strains

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first DNA test that identifies two HPV strains, types 16 and 18, which are responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers in the United States, Deborah Kotz reports. Gynecologists typically perform an HPV test along with regular Pap smears, and the current test won't tell you if you have a cancer-causing strain, though it will categorize the types into low, moderate, or high risk. At the moment, the new DNA test, called Cervista HPV 16/18, isn't available in doctors' offices, but a spokesperson for the manufacturer, Hologic, says it should start arriving in limited quantities within the next three months.

The FDA delivered some disheartening news on the HPV vaccine last year for women ages 27 to 45; the agency told manufacturer Merck that it needs more time to make a decision about expanded use for its $360 Gardasil vaccine, already approved for females ages 12 to 26.

Radio personality Don Imus, 68, told listeners of his syndicated show Monday morning that he has stage II prostate cancer, the New York Daily News reports. "I have great confidence in my doctors," Imus said, according to the Daily News. "I'll be fine. If I'm not fine, I won't be fine. It's not a big deal. The prognosis couldn't be better." Imus has been hosting a syndicated radio program for Citadel Broadcasting Corp. since December 2007; he was fired by CBS Corp. in April 2007 for making racially insensitive comments about members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team, according to

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