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Sun and Skin: The Dark Side of Sun Exposure

Sunlight is essential to many living things, but it also has a dangerous side. The good news is you can take simple steps to protect your skin.

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Sports Injuries

Browse answers to frequently asked questions about common sports injuries, including how to prevent them and when to seek medical treatment.

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Shedding Light on Health: Research Helps People and Pets

Veterinarians and scientists study diseases that affect both pets and people to improve medical care for humans as well as our 4-legged friends.

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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Although it’s best to talk about drugs when children are young—since that’s when drug use often begins—it’s never too late to start the conversation.

Featured Tools

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People — How well you and your doctor talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. You and your doctor can work as a team, along with nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care providers, to solve your medical problems and keep you healthy.

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