Americans are living longer than ever; by the middle of this century 600,000 of us will be centenarians. If you want to live longer and stay healthy longer, take this quiz from the Mayo Clinic to see how much you know.
People who need long-term care include those with a chronic illness or a physical handicap.
True or false: Antidepressants may cause low blood pressure?
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that can range from mild to severe. It affects more than 1 million Americans, most of whom are women. Find out more about this autoimmune disease by taking the following quiz.
Some men cope with their inevitable loss of hair by wearing a cap most of the time. Some don an artificial hairpiece to cover their loss. Still others shave their whole head. There's more to know about baldness than toupees, though. Learn more by taking this quiz.
Answer this one: Although mammograms can identify tumors at a very early stage, the tumors may have been growing for how long by the time they show up on the X-ray?
Knowing about marijuana can help you recognize its use in others, so you can encourage them to seek treatment. Marijuana contains the flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. To learn more about marijuana, take this quiz.
Learn how to better manage your medications by taking this quiz.
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. What increases your risk? What can you do to prevent it?
To keep your memory sharp, it's helpful to understand factors that affect memory for better or for worse.
Meningitis is an infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Both viruses and bacteria cause meningitis. Bacterial meningitis can be life-threatening; viral meningitis seldom is. Learn more about bacterial meningitis through this quiz.
Answer this one: A woman is considered to have begun menopause after she has missed how many menstrual cycles?
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?
Many households in the United States have someone who suffers from migraine headaches. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of migraines.
Dieting is temporary when it comes to losing weight. To keep weight off you actually have to change your lifestyle. Why is it so hard? For one thing, we may not know as much as we think. Take our quiz to test your knowledge.
Molds are microscopic fungi that are everywhere in our environment. Learn about mold allergy by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
The most common mosquito-borne disease is dengue. It affects nearly 400 million people worldwide each year. Find out more about mosquito-borne diseases by taking this quiz.
Today, more women than ever before are giving birth to multiples. What explains the increase in through the past decade? Take this quiz to find out.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord. Its symptoms can range from benign to severe. Find out more about this mysterious illness by taking this quiz.
The nervous system is responsible for our thoughts, our emotions and our movements. The brain, nerves and spinal cord are all members of this important process. How much do you know about the nervous system? Do you know what happens when the system malfunctions? Find out by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
Happy New Year! It’s time to look ahead to the next 12 months and see what you can do to maintain or improve your health. Do you need to lose weight? Quit smoking? Start exercising?
Nicotine, one of the main chemicals in tobacco, is the primary reason that smoking is so addictive. Even though most smokers know that smoking is bad for them, they find it difficult to quit because of the nicotine's effect.
Here is the latest information about nicotine replacements, inhaler therapy, and other aids that can help you stop smoking.
If you work the night shift, you face unique health and productivity challenges. Many night workers have difficulty falling asleep during the day and staying awake at night.
Lymphomas are a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Learn more about non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) by taking this true-false quiz.
True or false: Studies suggest that people who consume lots of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin A, and carotenoids) from food sources have a lower cancer risk.
Eating a healthy diet is essential for people of every age. But as you age, doing so is especially important. To assess how much you know about good nutrition, take this quiz.
There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured?
Getting older doesn't have to mean getting wider, the experts say. The first step in the fight against flab is knowing your opponent. Take the following quiz to find out how well armed you are.
Organic ingredients are grown and processed without artificial additives and used in a wide variety of products. Find out more about organic foods by taking this quiz.