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  • Arthritis of Hand to Affect Almost Half of Adults—and Mostly Women

    Arthritis of Hand to Affect Almost Half of Adults—and Mostly Women

    Research suggests that about 40% of adults will develop osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand at some point in their life. OA of the hand is a common condition that can cause joint pain and stiffness, loss of hand strength and function, and disability.

  • 5 Steps to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

    5 Steps to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

    Does it seem like breast cancer is in the news a lot lately? Need helping sorting out the facts? Well, it’s true that breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among American women. And, unfortunately, some risks for this disease cannot be changed.

  • Talking with Teens About Marijuana

    Talking with Teens About Marijuana

    As more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and older, teens are trying it more often. In fact, marijuana use among teens is at its highest level in 3 decades.

Wellness Center

When the Weather Heats Up, Stay Cool for Your Heart

When the Weather Heats Up, Stay Cool for Your Heart

Summer heat can be a problem when you have heart failure. Heart failure puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke.

Quizzes

Colorectal Cancer: Test Your Knowledge

True or false: Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Multimedia

Managing Your Type 1 Diabetes

Making sure your blood sugar is under control is key to managing your type 1 diabetes. It will also help you stay healthy. This video explains how to test your blood sugar and give yourself insulin. It also tells you what problems to watch for.

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