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Blood might look the same and do the same job, but tiny cell markers mean one person's body can reject another person's blood. Find out how blood types work in this article for teens.
Stop Smoking: Your Personal Plan
This interactive feature helps you come up with a plan to stop smoking.
Stem Cell Transplants
Stem cells can develop into cells with different skills, so they're useful in treating diseases like cancer.
How to Fill a Prescription
Taking responsibility for your own health care means understanding things like prescriptions. Read our tips for teens on filling a prescription.
Refilling a Prescription
Tips and advice for teens on refilling a prescription.
Steroids and Cancer Treatment
If your doctor prescribed steroids as part of your treatment for an illness, don't worry. It's not the illegal, doping scandal kind of steroid. Get the details in this article for teens.
Tanning beds are no safer than the sun -- and may be even more dangerous. Read this article to get the details, and to find out what is safe when it comes to getting that golden glow.
The HPV vaccine can help protect against the virus that causes genital warts and may lead to some kinds of cancer. Find out more in this article for teens.
More than half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy. Get the facts on radiation therapy, including what it is, what to expect, and how to cope with side effects.
Chemotherapy, or chemo, is the use of medications to treat cancer. This article explains how chemo works and what to expect when getting treatment.
How to Perform a Testicular Self-Examination
The testicular self-examination (TSE) is an easy way for guys to check their own testicles to make sure there aren't any unusual lumps or bumps - which are usually the first sign of testicular cancer.
The sun can do a lot more than just give you a warm summer glow. Get the facts on sun and skin damage - and what you can do to protect yourself and still look tan.
What’s It Like to Have Surgery?
Knowing what to expect with surgery before you get to the hospital can make you less anxious about your surgical experience - and less stress helps a person recover faster.