Just because a drug is available without a prescription doesn't mean it's safe to take. Take this quiz and learn the ins and outs of OTC medicines.
Paget's disease is an illness of the bones, usually causing them to become enlarged and deformed. Worldwide, it is the second most common bone disease, after osteoporosis. It is named after Sir James Paget, who first diagnosed the disease in 1877. Learn more about Paget's disease by taking this quiz.
What's the most sensitive part of your body? Are women less sensitive to pain than men? Does everyone feel pain? Get answers to these and other questions by taking the pain quiz.
This illness has existed for thousands of years. Learn more about Parkinson's disease by taking this quiz.
Dogs and cats and birds and hamsters. Snakes and guinea pigs and turtles. The family pet can be a source of joy and companionship, no matter what kind of animal it is. Sometimes, however, your favorite animal can be a source of illness. Learn more about pets and disease by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
Where are pinworms primarily found in the body? Get the answer to this and other questions concerning pinworms when you complete the multiple choice quiz.
Answer this one: How many symptoms have been tied to PMS? If you guessed more than 100, you're right.
Bacterial pneumonia kills thousands of older Americans each year. Yet there is a vaccine that offers protection against
this deadly illness. How much do you know about pneumonia and the vaccine?
It's fun to take a hike through the woods: listening for songbirds, looking at wildflowers, spying the occasional chipmunk. You also need to keep an eye out for the bane of hikers—poison ivy. Find out how much you know about this annoying plant by taking this true-false quiz.
Sixty percent of all poisonings occur to children under age 6. Poisons can be solids, liquids, sprays, or gases. Learn more about accidental poisonings by taking this quiz.
Houseplants help keep your indoor air clean, make a dramatic statement in your interior design, and provide a sense of well-being around the house. But some plants can poison children or pets.
Take this quiz to find out how to decrease your risk of developing diabetes.
Prescription medications can successfully and safely treat mental and physical illnesses. But some medications can be addictive and many can be abused. Being aware of these potential harms can help you prevent them.
Prescription drugs can work wonders when they are taken as they should be. But what happens when you miss a dose? Or when you want to take an over-the-counter medication along with your prescription? See if you know the answers to these and other questions by taking this quiz.
This true/false quiz will help you build your knowledge of steps you can take to prevent prostate cancer.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that affects millions of Americans. Although it can affect people of any age, it occurs mostly in young adults. Find out more about this disease by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the National Psoriasis Foundation.
No matter what your age, or how long you have smoked, giving up cigarettes is the ticket to a longer life. Find out more about the benefits of quitting by taking this quiz.
The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the CDC each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.
Radon is a gas that you can't see or smell, but is present in nearly all the air around us. Everyone breathes in radon every day, usually at low levels. People who inhale high levels of radon are at increased risk for developing lung cancer. Radon is a problem in homes in which higher concentrations collect. Find out more about radon by taking this quiz.
True or false: If you have Raynaud's phenomenon, you will know it because of the pain or tingling in your fingers and toes.
Repetitive-stress injuries (RSIs) can be painful and debilitating, causing damage to tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles over time. Also called repetitive motion syndromes, RSIs can affect almost any part of the body. Test your knowledge of RSIs by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
Cancer can strike any part of the reproductive system, but research has led to better diagnoses, treatments, and a lower chance of death for many of these cancers.
Answer this one: Which part of the body is affected the most by Reye's syndrome? Learn about Reye's syndrome by taking this quiz.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes pain, swelling, and destruction of the joints.
Approximately 14 million people in the United States have rosacea. It most often affects adults between the ages of 30 and 60. Rosacea is more common in women, but more severe in men. Find out more about rosacea by taking this quiz.
True or false: In most cases of scoliosis, doctors cannot determine the cause.
If you notice periods of depression that seem to accompany seasonal changes during the year, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
As the blooms and blossoms of spring spill out across gardens and yards, pollens and mold spores are also on the move. For people with seasonal allergies, spring can be a time of sniffles and sneezes. Find out more about seasonal allergies by taking this quiz.
A seizure is an uncontrolled electrical discharge from brain cells that causes mental or physical symptoms. Epilepsy is a group of chronic conditions in which a person has unprovoked recurring seizures. Find out more about epilepsy and seizures by taking this quiz.
You don't have to be reminded about the aging process. It's inevitable. But just because you're over 50 doesn't mean you can't be fit. Learn more about senior fitness by taking this quiz.