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  • Elder Abuse: Recognize the Signs

    Elder Abuse: Recognize the Signs

    Elder abuse occurs when people ages 60 and older are mistreated by others. This can be by family members, caregivers, friends, and even strangers. Anyone can be a victim of abuse, but it is more likely to happen to those who have dementia or a disability, or who don’t have a strong social network.

  • Get Moving After a Cancer Diagnosis

    Get Moving After a Cancer Diagnosis

    After a cancer diagnosis, your mind might be racing. Going to an aerobics class is probably your last thought. If you’ve already started treatment, the idea of exercise may make you feel even more tired than you already are. But many studies show that exercise is actually safe and realistic during cancer treatment.

  • Head and Neck Cancer: What You Need to Know

    Head and Neck Cancer: What You Need to Know

    Most of us are aware of the deadly potential of lung or breast cancer, but another cancer that causes serious problems often gets little attention. While uncommon, cancers of the head and neck can affect some of our most important functions—eating, speaking, and breathing.

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Sports-Related Injuries

What is a contusion? A sprain? A strain? Find out more about these common sports injuries.


Growth Plate Quiz

True or false: The growth plate most often fractured is in the ankle? Learn the answers to important questions about the growth plate by taking this quiz.


Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by sporadic muscular fatigue and weakness. It occurs chiefly in the muscles of swallowing and chewing, as well as the muscles of the eyes, face, and neck. This video explores possible causes of this disease, as well as available treatments.

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