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  • Breast Problems

    Briefly discusses breast changes during puberty, noncancerous breast changes, and when problems may need follow-up care. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Bruises and Blood Spots Under the Skin

    Briefly discusses how and why bruises and blood spots might develop. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Health Tracking Forms and Checklists

    This page contains printable checklists, diaries, charts, plans, and self-tests to help you keep track of your health. Use the sleep diary to find out more about what affects your sleep patterns. Print off a form that can help you monitor your blood sugar. Take a quiz to get a...

  • Burns and Electric Shock

    Briefly discusses common causes of burns, such as heat, chemicals, and friction, and the seriousness of burn depth and size. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Checklist for Preventing Falls at Home

    Every year, thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves. Falls are one of the main causes of injury and disability in people age 65 and older. Those who fall once are 2 to 3 times more likely to fall again. Hip fractures are especially serious, and most of them...

  • Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

    Tobacco products that you don't inhale are called smokeless tobacco. These products come in many forms, such as snuff and chewing tobacco. Snuff is finely cut or ground tobacco. It may be moist or dry. Moist snuff and snus may be sold loose in cans or portioned in packets that...

  • Preventing Falls: Exercises for Strength and Balance

    Provides a brief overview and step-by-step instructions for doing exercises to help prevent falls. Includes warm-up, strength-building, and balance-building exercises.

  • Back Problems and Injuries

    Briefly discusses causes of back problems or injuries, including common activities, sudden injuries, overuse, and health conditions that may cause problems. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (Androgen Deprivation Therapy, or ADT)

    Hormone therapy treats prostate cancer by lowering the level of certain hormones in the body. These hormones are called androgens. Prostate cancer needs androgens to grow. The main androgen is testosterone. Reducing the level of testosterone can slow the growth of prostate cancer and even shrink the tumors. The...

  • Cleaning Up Diarrhea

    When cleaning up diarrhea, it is important to remember that germs can spread very easily. This can happen when people or items in the home come into contact with diarrhea. Careful cleaning can help reduce the chance of spreading germs. If you have them, wear disposable gloves when cleaning up...


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