Take a look at the influenza virus under a microscope, and you'll see a funny-looking spiked ball. But if you've ever been flat on your back with the flu, you know there's nothing funny about this highly contagious virus. Test your savvy by taking this quiz.
Do you or does someone in your family have a food allergy? Take this quiz and learn how to better cope with this condition.
True or false: Perishable foods should not be left at room temperature longer than two hours.
Answer this one: Which ethnic food offers healthy, low-fat choices?
Each year, millions of Americans become ill from foodborne illnesses and thousands die. To help prevent foodborne illness, you can take steps to ensure the safety of the food you eat. To learn more about food safety, take this quiz.
Most people would agree that it's no small problem when their feet ache. Yet foot problems and chronic pain often go ignored. Learning about foot care can help you recognize when to see a doctor for treatment.
Germs: We find them everywhere— or they find us. It seems we can't avoid them. We spend a lot of time worrying about picking them up, sharing them, and losing them. But what do we really know about germs? Take this quiz to find out.
Answer this one: In most forms of glaucoma, what damages the optic nerve?
True or false: Men are more likely than women to contract gout?
True or false: The growth plate most often fractured is in the ankle? Learn the answers to important questions about the growth plate by taking this quiz.
Halloween can be full of fun and excitement for youngsters, but it’s also a time for trick-or-treaters to be careful. Take this quiz to learn more about this popular holiday and how to make sure your family’s celebration is safe this year.
First identified in the early 1990s in the desert Southwest, the hantavirus has been reported in more than 30 states. Learn more about the virus and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome by taking this quiz.
Bleach, ant killer, and gasoline are poisons commonly found in the home. But plenty of other toxic or hazardous chemicals fill our shelves and cupboards, and some of them may surprise you. Hairspray, for instance, is highly flammable. Learn more about these chemicals by taking this quiz.
True or false: Head lice travel from one person's head to another's by jumping. Check out this and other answers to true-false questions about head lice.
When you get a headache, it's not the bones of the skull or the brain itself that's hurting. The pain comes from pain-sensitive nerves located near the muscles and blood vessels of the face, neck and scalp. Find out more about headaches by taking this quiz.
Test your knowledge of which behaviors are most helpful and harmful to your developing baby.
Don’t feel guilty about snacking! Eating small, frequent meals can help you control your weight and stay fueled throughout the day. Just make sure your snacks—and those you serve your kids—are nutritious.
True or false: Brushing your teeth with an up-and-down or side-to-side motion cleans your teeth most effectively.
Our world is filled with devices that make sound. But when someone is exposed to harmful sounds, the inner ear can be damaged.
Answer this one: Why is lack of regular exercise a major risk factor for heart disease?
Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a healthier, longer life.
Heart-attack deaths have fallen 60 percent in four decades. Still, millions of Americans suffer from cardiovascular diseases linked with heart attacks and strokes.
As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.
True or false: Heat-related illness is only a concern if the temperature reaches 100 degrees F.
If you have diabetes, you should know about the importance of hemoglobin A1c. Test your knowledge of hemoglobin A1c by taking this quiz.
Viral hepatitis comes in several forms, and all of them can make you very sick. Some forms of the virus can be eliminated from the body, but other forms remain for a lifetime. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of hepatitis.
True or false: When I use herbs and spices, I don’t need to worry about following strict rules about combining certain herbs and spices with certain foods.
If you want to eat healthy, is it necessary to cut out all those tempting treats and snacks? Take this quiz to find out.
Hair spray, antifreeze, house paint. These and other common items found in any home are useful products when used correctly. In the wrong hands, however, they can be deadly.
Anemia is a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells.