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Worn Out!

See how osteoarthritis eats away at the protective cushioning in the knee, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. And learn how a knee replacement can renew your quality of life.

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The Healing Arts

Test your knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine.  

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Why Does The Doctor Press on Your Abdomen?

Ever wonder what the doctor is feeling for when he or she presses on your belly? Read on and find out the mystery behind palpation and percussion.

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Be Smart About Antibiotics

These medicines may seem like a good choice when you have a sore throat or lingering cold. But for these and other common illnesses, they won’t help.

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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.
Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Answer this one: Mercury in its elemental form is relatively nontoxic. In the environment, however, the elemental form of mercury is transformed into an organic form, which is easily absorbed by living things. This organic form, which builds up in the body, is called what?

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    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.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that produce small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video examines the possible causes of this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.

      Parents of young athletes may expect the occasional bruise, scrape, or pulled muscle. But an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may seem a more likely concern for a professional running back or a slam-dunking hoop star.

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