Test your diabetes knowledge with this quiz.
Do you know that every 19 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Foundation?
Take this quiz, courtesy of Amwell, an online doctor visit site, to see how much you know about the disease. If you have diabetes – or care for someone living with this disease – you know how important education is in preventing exacerbations and maintaining a quality lifestyle.
Click here and test your knowledge.
To help protect against skin cancer, try to avoid being in direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Are you sun safe every day? Take the American Cancer’s Society’s 9-question quiz to find out.According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. More than 3.5 million cases are diagnosed each year. An obvious, but very important way to limit your exposure to UV light is to avoid being outdoors in direct sunlight for too long. This is particularly important between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV light is strongest. If you are unsure how strong the sun’s rays are, use the shadow test: if your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s rays are the strongest, and it’s important to protect yourself.
Want to reduce the spread of flu? Get a flu shot, wash your hands regularly and stay home when sick, recommends the CDC.
The dreaded flu season is here. It can begin as early as October and extend through May in the United States, usually peaking in January and February. Be prepared with some questions and answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are specific to this year’s flu season:
What sort of flu season is expected this year?
Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. Although epidemics of flu happen every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another.
Will new strains of flu circulate this season?
Flu viruses are constantly changing so it’s not unusual for new flu virus strains to appear each year. For more information about how flu viruses change, visit How the Flu Virus Can Change.
What should I do to prepare for this flu season?
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season. Read more