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If you were to take a poll in your health class right now, how many students would say they have broken or fractured at least one bone? Probably a lot of students have had this experience and many will have broken more than one bone.

Many fractures occur from falling, while others have happened in sports activities or auto accidents. The most common sites for fractures are the arms and legs.

If you have had any first aid training, you are familiar with the term splint, a device to immobilize …

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If you’re fed up with school lunches, you’re not alone. Everybody from U. S. senators to a student group called Kids Against Junk Food (KAJF) is demanding better food in school cafeterias.

A recent U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report reveals that school lunches have 85 percent more sodium (basically, that means salt), 50 percent more saturated fat, and 25 percent more fat of all kinds than the department recommends for a healthy diet. Yet the U. S. government reports that many students eat their most nutritious meal of …

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Julie is at the mall and sees a bunch of girls she knows from school coming toward her. Julie’s first instinct is to go the other way. “Hi, Julie,” calls Sarah, a cheerleader who sits behind her in history. Suddenly Julie’s throat goes dry, her tongue seems to fill her whole mouth, her mind goes blank. Her eyes go to the floor, and the best she can manage is a limp wave.

Julie’s not alone. Jefferson Davis, Johnny Carson, even Kevin Costner, who never had a date in high school, …

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Let’s face it, sports can be a blast. But an injury? Well, that’s another story. Not only can an injury be painful, but having to put your active life on hold while recuperating is no fun at all. Yet, doctors, physical therapists, and trainers all agree it is very important to allow enough time for an injury to heal properly before returning to physical activities.

Athletes anxious to get back into the game risk further and/or worse damage to the injured area when they become too impatient for the …

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hneMen manufacture sperm constantly. The process takes place in the testicles and lasts 70 to 80 days. Because sperm enter and leave the assembly line continuously, a healthy man may have 2 to 3 billion in the works at any moment. You don’t need a calculator to see how even a small problem can create millions of factory rejects.

And nowadays, keeping your sperm up to par may actually require some effort. Studies show that the typical 1990s man produces about 66 million warriors per cubic centimeter–a little more …

Check Your Head!

cyhHow many times have you had one of those throbbing headaches and somebody says–“For Pete’s sake, it’s only a little headache. You’re just trying to get out of going to class. Take an aspirin.”

And how many times have you wanted to donate your headache to that less-than-sympathetic friend and see how he handles it?

Headaches are a common malady, but when you consider these facts, the “common” headache doesn’t seem like such a little thing. According to the New England Center for Headache:

* Ninety percent of all people …

iofp“I woke up about 1 a.m. At first I thought I just had to go to the bathroom, but then the nausea hit. For the next six hours, I didn’t leave the bathroom. As I emptied out everything inside me from both directions, I broke out in a sweat from the cramps.

“I began thinking about food I had eaten that day. At 7 p.m. I had eaten the special at an Italian restaurant–Chicken Parmesan. I remember it wasn’t very hot when it was served, but it tasted …

smdcaaWouldn’t it be great if you could just take a pill that would help you breeze through hard math problems and remember all those names and dates in your history book? Wouldn’t it be great to make straight A’s without really having to work for them? Many scientists think that drugs that can make a person “smart” may someday become a reality. But they also agree that the “smart” drugs, nutrients, and drinks currently being marketed probably don’t work.

Prescription “Smart” Drugs

A number of legitimate drug companies have …

gh“Hold it! Don’t move him!” The shout came from a crowd of people that had formed at the site of an auto accident. Two men were about to pull a semiconscious man from his wrecked car. A teen emerged from the crowd with some excellent advice.

“There isn’t any danger here. The car isn’t smoking or in danger of catching fire, and traffic is under control. This man may have injured his neck or back. If you pull him out, you could do more harm.”

One of the most common …