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Your Child's First Bike

Put the brakes on buying a bike until you read this article. Most kids are ready to try a two-wheeler bike with training wheels at about age 4. It's Safey Awareness Month. Make sure you know the right size of bike to get and other features that are important for your child's safety.

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Test Your Knowledge—Obesity

Examine what you know about obesity, BMI, and the serious risks of this epidemic.

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Turf Toe

A “turf toe” is a sprain of the largest joint of your big toe. It happens when your toe forcibly bends upward, such as when you push off into a sprint. It's common in those who play football or other sports on fields of artificial turf.

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Skin Cancer: More Common

To lower your risk, practice sun safety by using sunscreen when you’re outdoors.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
Orthopedics
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.
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    Learning how to prevent knee injuries and treating them if they occur can help you stay active at work and play.

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

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      Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor see directly inside your entire colon using a flexible tube. It can detect intestinal problems such as bleeding or early signs of colorectal cancer. In this video, you'll learn what you might experience during a colonoscopy and what to expect given your particular results.

      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.