Health Research

What Do You Know About Concussions?

A concussion is caused by a blow or jolt to the head. It is also called a traumatic brain injury. Find out more about concussions by taking this quiz.

1. Symptoms of a concussion show up right after a head injury.
2. When should a high school athlete return to play after a concussion?
3. Which of these is a symptom of a concussion?
4. You can get a concussion without hitting your head.
5. Things that require you to concentrate hard can help you get better after a concussion.
6. People who have had a concussion in the past are more likely to have another one.
7. When should you were a helmet to protect yourself from head injury?
8. You have been told by your child’s health care provider to watch your child at home after a mild head injury. Which of these symptoms should give you cause for concern?
HEART CARE

Give Your Heart Some TLC with this Cholesterol-Lowering Diet 

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet is endorsed by the American Heart Association.

DIGESTIVE CARE

Antibiotics Change Gut Bacteria Balance 

Even one round may be changing the makeup of the gut.

DIABETES CARE

Treating Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) 

Also called low blood sugar, hypoglycemia can affect your moods and overall wellbeing.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

Ovarian cancer ranks 5th among all cancer deaths for women. Ovarian cancer is most common in older women. It is a little more common in white women than in women of other ethnic groups. This tool will help you figure out if you are at higher risk for ovarian cancer. It is not a complete look at all risks. For a complete look at your risks, see your health care provider.

1. Have you had one or more children?
2. If you have had a child, how old were you when your first child was born?
3. What is your height? ft in
What is your weight? lbs
4. Have you used estrogen-only hormone therapy to ease symptoms of menopause?
5. Do you use or have you used birth control pills?
6. Have you had a hysterectomy or bilateral tubal ligation?
7. Do you have a personal history of breast cancer?
8. Do you have one or more relatives with ovarian cancer?
9. Do you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation or Lynch syndrome - hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)?

EYE CARE

Bifocal Glasses May Increase Your Risk of Falls 

Wearing bifocal or multifocal glasses while walking — and looking too far ahead of where you are stepping — may cause potentially serious falls.

COLD AND FLU CARE

Bronchitis Symptoms 

Bronchitis is one of the most common respiratory illnesses

CHILDREN AND TEEN CARE

2 “Bad” Habits That Could Prevent Allergies 

Oral habits in children could have an unexpected benefit.

Heart Attack: Signs and Symptoms

Millions of people suffer heart attacks every year. A heart attack can damage the heart’s function, and even lead to death. Learn what happens during a heart attack, and what signs to watch for.