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What is mumps and how does it spread?

Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside. Carrie Bohenick, MD, a pediatrician at Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics, discusses the painful swelling of glands and other more serious symptoms of this viral infection.

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As childhood obesity continues to grow, Whatcom Family YMCA says its time to ACT!

The No. 1 health concern among parents, according to the American Heart Association is childhood obesity, an epidemic that has more than tripled over the past 40 years. To address this issue, the Whatcom Family YMCA has developed ACT!, a 12-week program that provides kids and their families with realistic solutions to implement nutritious eating with regular physical activity into their daily lives.

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What is a virtual colonoscopy?

Virtual colonoscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional colonoscopy (endoscopy) that screens the colon and rectum for polyps and early cancer before symptoms occur. Karen Horton, M.D., professor and interim chair of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses what is involved in the procedure, how to prepare and the benefits of virtual colonoscopy over conventional colonoscopy.

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