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Pet Disease Quiz

Whether you have a snake, a puppy, a hamster, or a lizard, you may be at risk for pet-related diseases. Take this quiz to see how much you know about your risk for diseases such as salmonella or rabies.

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Bone Fractures and Sprains

Broken or cracked bones are called “fractures.” Sprains are tears or stretching injuries to ligaments, the fibrous bands that hold your bones together. Both types of injuries can be painful and are often treated in the same way.

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder in which a person typically becomes sleepy or falls asleep, often at inappropriate times. This disorder may run in families and may begin at any age.

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Are you at a weight that lets you feel and look your best? If not, it’s time to start managing your weight. The good news is that to lose weight, you don’t have to diet. But you may need to learn new skills. Find out how to lose weight safely and keep it off for good.
Pregnancy & Newborns
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
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    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

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      Sigmoidoscopy allows a doctor to examine the lower portion of your colon using a thin tube. It may be used to help diagnose certain intestinal problems that can cause symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Abnormal growths may also be detected. This video describes a sigmoidoscopy and how it may inform you about your colorectal health.

      We live in a hectic world. The constant demands of technology and life's many responsibilities can become overwhelming. Looking for a much-needed reprieve? Visit Mother Nature. Ongoing research suggests that the natural world may benefit your brain.

         

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