More than 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and more than 5 million more have diabetes but don't realize it, according to the CDC. Yet diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Early management and control of diabetes will help avoid complications that may arise later. This multiple-choice quiz will help you with important answers now.
Peripheral neuropathy is a term that refers to temporary or permanent damage to the peripheral nerves – the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This damage is one of the most common complications of diabetes.
The kidney's main job is to get rid of excess fluid and waste material in your blood. A person with kidney failure needs dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Learn more about dialysis by taking this quiz.
Anyone can get diarrhea. In fact, the typical American adult experiences diarrhea about four times a year. Most cases of diarrhea last a day or two and need no treatment. Find out more about this common digestive problem by taking this quiz.
At any given time, millions of people in the U.S. are trying to lose weight. They spend billions of dollars each year on weight-loss products and services. Learn more about diets and weight loss by taking this quiz.
You hear a lot about fiber and why you need it. But what is it? Learn more about this important part of your diet by taking this quiz.
Find out how much you know about the newest dietary guidelines and how they differ from the old food pyramid.
Many Americans take vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements every day without knowing enough to ensure optimum results.
What happens to that cheeseburger and fries you had for lunch? During the digestive process, food is converted into energy that's used by your body. Take this quiz to see how much you know about how digestion works.
Your doctor can't give you the best care if you don't say what's really going on. This true-false quiz will help you prepare for your next visit.
When you're thirsty for a drink of water, you probably turn on the tap, or open a container of bottled water.
You may take for granted the quality of the water you drink. but water safety can vary from place to place. Find out more about drinking water by taking this quiz, based on information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Drug abuse and addiction can break apart families, ruin personal relationships, and make it difficult to keep a job.
True or false: A drug-alcohol interaction can lead to extreme drowsiness and other effects. Do you know the answer to this and other questions about drug interaction?
During pregnancy, is it OK to take an aspirin for that headache or a sleeping pill when you’re tossing and turning at night? Take this quiz to get the answers on different types of drugs and if they may have harmful effects on your unborn child.
As a source of foodborne illness, E. coli bacteria can be deadly. But aren't E. coli also regular residents of our intestines? When do E. coli become the "bad guys"? To learn more about this common bacterium, take the following quiz.
Infections of the middle ear, called otitis media, seem to be a common badge of childhood. Seventy-five percent of children experience at least one episode of otitis media by their birthday. How much do you know about this illness?
Ear, nose, and throat problems affect both children and adults. Knowing how to prevent them and how to treat them if they occur can help you stay healthy. See what you know about the ears, nose, and throat by taking this true-false quiz.
Many of us turn to dieting to shed a few extra pounds, but for some people, dieting becomes an obsession that turns into an eating disorder. This quiz provides helpful information on eating disorders.
The main symptom of emphysema is shortness of breath, which is caused by permanent damage to the small air sacs and small airways in the lungs.
Don't sit too close to the TV. Don't watch TV without a light on in the room. Don't use over-the-counter eyedrops. Are these statements true? Find out by taking the following quiz.
Which habits can harm your vision? Learn about them by taking this quiz.
How much do you really know about those fat globules lurking in your food? Take this quiz and find out.
Fats are important to your diet, as are carbohydrates and proteins. Certain types of fats are better for you than others and eating too much of any kind of fat can pack on the pounds.
Fever seems to serve a helpful function in the body. See how much you know about fever by taking this quiz.
How much fiber should you consume? Is there more than one kind of fiber? What foods contain fiber? Test your knowledge about fiber by taking the Fiber Quiz.
Fibromyalgia affects millions of Americans, according to the American College of Rheumatology. Women of childbearing age are most likely to suffer from fibromyalgia, but it can affect men and children, as well.
True or false: What percentage of people have a fire escape plan for their home? Learn the answers to important fire prevention questions by taking this quiz.
Answer this one: In which situation(s) should you call an ambulance instead of driving to the hospital emergency department?