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CHILDREN AND TEEN CARE

Pediatricians Urge Improved Football Safety for Kids 

Too many children and teens are being injured playing football — some seriously — because safety strategies are overlooked.

NEWS AND OPINION

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive 

Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

NUTRITION

How to Eat Well and Stay Hydrated When Traveling 

It’s essential to take care of yourself when you’re on the move.

ADHD AND ADD

Autism and Delayed Speech 

Many children on the spectrum start speaking at late milestones.

SKIN, NAIL AND HAIR CARE

What Men Can Do About Thinning Hair 

You don’t have to live with your current look.

ZIKA VIRUS

Arthrogryposis and Other New Zika Virus Birth Defects  

Zika virus is now linked to serious damage to babies’ joints and microcephaly developing later in infants.

POPULAR DIETS

More Great News about the Mediterranean Diet  

The Mediterranean style of eating can help get your weight under control.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment

Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths overall, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

What is your sex?
Do you get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days?
Are you a vegetarian?
The average American gets approximately 40 percent of calories from fat. Would you estimate that your diet consists of LESS THAN 30 percent of calories from fat?
Do you drink more than 14 alcoholic beverages per week? One alcoholic beverage is considered to be one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.
What is your smoking history?
Do you have a parent, sibling, or child who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer?
Please check the box if you have ever been diagnosed with: