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  1. A Question of Taste--Or Is It Smell?

    Our taste buds are important, but smell seems to play a bigger role. Most people who complain of loss of the sense of taste are surprised to learn they are actually having problems with their sense of smell.

  2. A Quick Look at Reflexes

    What happens when your health care provider taps on your knee with a rubber mallet? Your leg kicks forward, seemingly on its own. And in a sense, your leg has a mind of its own -- in your spine.

  3. Alcohol and Older Adults

    Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. In fact, half of Americans ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Having a drink now and then is fine—as long as you don’t overdo it.

  4. All About the Stomach

    Your stomach's starring role is as an organ essential for digestion. The stomach breaks down all the food you eat.

  5. Anatomy of the Endocrine System

    The endocrine system includes not only the pancreas—the organ involved in the development of diabetes—but also the pituitary, thyroid, and other glands.

  6. Andreas Vesalius, Father of Modern Anatomy

    Vesalius revolutionized the science of anatomy by basing his findings on direct observation of the body itself, rather than on centuries-old received wisdom.

  7. Appendicitis: Children and Teens

    Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.

  8. Artificial Teeth
  9. As You Age, Be Aware of B12 Deficiency

    Getting too little vitamin B12 may leave you feeling fuzzy in your thinking and lead to numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.

  10. Basics About Your Newborn’s Body

    Even the best-prepared parents may be surprised by a few things that are quite normal in newborns.

  11. Blood Transfusion Quiz

    Every year, millions of Americans roll up their sleeves to donate blood, helping accident victims, surgical patient and others in need. How much do you know about blood transfusions? Take this multiple-choice test and find out.

  12. Boning Up on Marrow
  13. Care of the Mouth and Teeth

    Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.

  14. Checking Your Own Blood Pressure

    Did you know you can purchase your own blood pressure monitor and check the reading yourself at home?

  15. Coping with Miscarriage

    A pregnancy ended by miscarriage can be a traumatic loss. Unfortunately, it’s one that many women experience. Knowing how to deal with your feelings and find support can help you cope during this difficult time.

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