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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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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.
Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    Answer this one: What position is best for your back when you sleep?

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

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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.

      MULTIMEDIA

      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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