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Have Your Tonsils Gone Viral?

Many things can cause tonsillitis—from strep bacteria to Epstein-Barr. Effective treatment depends on the cause. Find out how to treat your sore throat.

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Check Your Halloween Facts Here

Many children look forward to Halloween trick-or-treating. Make sure it's a safe one for your child and the children who visit your front door. Take this quiz on Halloween history and safety.

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Dental Sealants: Important Protection for Your Teeth

Dental sealants are the most effective way to protect to your teeth from decay. They can even stop a cavity in its tracks. 

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Is Your Daughter at Risk for the Triad?

Not eating enough and exercising too much on a routine basis can lead to the female athlete triad.

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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.
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

    The last time you visited your doctor for an illness, he or she might have ordered a CBC test to help determine the diagnosis. CBC stands for complete blood count, but what does that mean? And what do all those numbers on the result sheet mean? Find out by taking this quiz.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    Crohn’s disease is one of a group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Your risk of getting Crohn’s may be tied to family or to your environment. Learn about the risks you may have by taking this assessment.


      A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

      Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.

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