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sns-health-rsi-flash

A 10-question interactive survey about risk factors associated with repetitive strain injury, with photos and illustration. Survey generates checklist for end-users to use to see what risk factors apply to them.

sns-health-carpal-flash

Nine-question interactive survey about risk factors associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, with photos and illustration and Flash animations. Survey generates checklist for end-users to use to see what risk factors apply to them.

sns-health-salmonella-flash

Illustration of kitchen. End-users use magnifying-glass tool to examine nine areas where salmonella is likely to be found.

sns-health-indigestion-flash

Word puzzles for 7 indigestion-related terms, each followed by an explanation of the term. Includes printable section with self-help tips for indigestion.

sns-health-nutrition-label-flash

Clickable image of a nutrition label defining the 16 items listed. Rollovers highlight the items defined.

sns-health-nutrition-claims-flash

Contains 14 clickable food labels with definitions of the labels and what they mean to consumers. With illustration.

sns-health-vitamins-flash

Drag-and-drop matching game with scoring. Click on answers for sections explaining the functions, dietary sources, signs of deficiency and adult daily requirements for all 13 vitamins. With QuickTime movie (and companion still image).

sns-health-sad-flash

Intro and four sections: what seasonal affective disorder is; who it affects; symptoms; and treatments.

sns-health-sleeploss-flash

Five quiz questions focusing on age, women, key reasons for sleep loss, how to sleep well and when to get help.

sns-health-stresstest-flash

10 true-false quiz questions about stress. With animation and sound.

sns-health-genetherapy-flash

Presentation in six sections that explain how a genetically altered disease-fighting virus enters the body, finds a target cell, connects with the cell and delivers a new gene, with illustrations.

sns-health-genome-flash

Eight sections that explain the workings of the cell, nucleus, chromosomes, DNA, genes, base chemicals, base pairs and gene defects, with Flash animation and illustrations.

sns-health-doping-flash

Two sections that explain what different synthetic hormone drugs do and how they are abused, and how testing can detect abuse, with photo.

sns-health-summerbugs-flash

Flash animations, illustration and sound. Each of nine sections lists dangers and advice for dealing with a different bug: fire ants, wasps, bees, lice, mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, ticks and chiggers.

sns-health-skinmoisturizer-flash

Presentation with eight clickable claims or ingredients a consumer might find in a moisturizer. With illustration

sns-health-uvindex-flash

Measures the UV rays based on your location and current weather. Tells you how long you can safely spend in the sun. From Sun-Sentinel.

sns-health-sunburn-flash

Scorable 10-question quiz on sunburn and skin care, with photos.

sns-health-managedcareterms-flash

10 managed care term puzzles, each followed by an explanation of the term.

sns-health-hangover-flash

Clickable illustration with 10 body parts marked to show what alcohol does to that body part. With graphics, sound.

sns-health-lasik-flash

Contains a section that explains normal vision, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and a section that shows how LASIK surgery works step by step, with Flash animations, illustrations and photo.

sns-health-flucycle-flash

Draggable, Flash-animated virus cell moving along the path of a two-week flu cycle, with five sections explaining how the flu virus enters the body and grows, when symptoms appear and recovery time. Includes illustration and QuickTime movie (with voice-over).

sns-health-flufight-flash

Four sections that explain different flu strains, symptoms, treatments and prevention, with pop quizzes, photos and PDF graphic on how strains travel from Asia to North America.

sns-health-firstaid-flash

Presentation that contains a 10-question quiz on first aid, with photos and illustrations.

sns-health-toothpaste-flash

13 clickable labels found on oral care products, with definitions of the claims and what they mean to consumers. With illustration.

sns-health-sweat-flash

Presentation that contains intro with photo and three sections: What makes you sweat, with Flash animation; what happens during normal sweating and how to control it, with photo and QuickTime movie (with voiceover); what happens during excessive sweating, with photo.

sns-health-hypothermia-flash

Contains draggable thermometer and six sections explaining what happens to the body as temperature falls, with Flash animation.

sns-health-zits-flash

Presentation with intro and four sections: myths vs. facts; how acne happens, with infographic; a just-for-teens page and a just-for-adults page.

sns-health-children-earinfection-flash

Presentation that contains a 10-question quiz on ear infections, with illustrations, graphics and QuickTime movies.

sns-health-nutrition-picnic-flash

Clickable illustration of 10 food items on a picnic blanket, with nutrition explanations for each item: potato salad, potato chips, hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, cold cuts, soft drinks, vegetables, watermelon and ice cream. Additional section has tips on cooking, chilling, grilling and watching for food poisoning.

sns-health-plasticsurgery-flash

Presentation that includes a clickable image of the human body; sections explain the details, cost estimates and dangers for liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and arm, buttock and thigh lifts.

sns-health-eyestrain-flash

Presentation that opens with an interactive quiz question, with illustration. Three sections follow: an explanation of computer eyestrain and its symptoms; the causes of computer eyestrain; eyestrain prevention tips.

sns-health-children-vaccines-flash

Presentation with intro and 10 sections detailing the effects of 10 diseases and when children should be immunized against them: chickenpox, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, polio, tetanus, Hepatitis B and HIB. Also, section on how to make the doctor's visit easier, with animation (with voice-over).

sns-health-coldquiz-flash

A 10-question quiz on facts and myths about the common cold. With illustration, Flash animation, sounds.

sns-health-nutrition-lunch-flash

Drag-and-drop game that adds up calories, fat and sodium for eight food items common in brown-bag lunches and compares the totals with a typical fast-food lunch. With photo and illustrations.

sns-health-nutrition-fastfood-flash

Presentation with 15 food items (five main course, five side dishes, five desserts) for which end-users guess the calorie count. Includes tips for making healthier choices in each of the three food categories. With photos.

sns-health-fitness-illness-flash

Four sections: a checklist of symptoms, some questions to ask yourself before exercising again, an explanation of whether exercise can make you sick, and a look at how germs can be spread at the gym.

sns-health-nutrition-holidaycalories-flash

Drag-and-drop game that adds up calories for 14 food items common at feasts for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays. Scoring function totals the calories of food currently on plate. With illustrations.

sns-health-heart-goodfood-flash

Eight true and false questions about dietary risk factors associated with heart disease, with photos, illustration and QuickTime movie.

sns-health-carbonmonoxide-flash

Eight-question interactive Flash survey about risk factors associated with carbon monoxide poisoning, with photos and illustration and Flash animations. Survey generates checklist for end-users to use to see what risk factors apply to them.

sns-health-caffeinecontent-flash

Presentation with food and drink items in three categories (coffee and tea, soft drinks, and food and drugs) for which end-users guess the caffeine count. Each section includes nutrition information on caffeine.

sns-health-coldflusymptoms-flash

Checklist that matches seven illness symptoms with the flu, a cold or both conditions. Click on answers to learn details about each symptom.

sns-health-exercisemyths-flash

10 true-false quiz questions about exercise. With animation and sound.

sns-marathon-flash

Flash-animated runner along marathon course, with 14 sections explaining challenges marathon runners face just before, during and after a race, including pacing; foot, ankle and knee problems; dehydration; chafing; breathing correctly; energy loss; blisters; heat illness; and hitting the wall.

sns-health-parkinsons-flash

Section with informational graphics that explain what's going on inside the brain; a section that lists early and major symptoms; a section explaining treatment options, with photo and QuickTime movie with voice-over.

sns-health-medicalimplants-flash

Clickable images of a body and a head; sections explain the location and purpose of numberous medical implants throughout the body.

sns-health-care-choices-flash

Two sections with a health insurance test to see which plan type best suits the user and a description of the three different types of health insurance in chart form.

sns-health-cholesterolquiz-flash

A 10-part comparison quiz, testing end user's knowledge of cholesterol in 20 different types of food. Answers help explain why it is important to watch cholesterol instake.

sns-health-cholesterolchart-flash

A graphic of a cholesterol chart. Clicking on different elements of the chart leads to explanatory information about total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, healthy and unhealthy arteries.

sns-health-foodpyramids-flash

A drag-and-drop matching game that involves filling in the USDA food pyramid; after game, five sections explain pyramids for American diet, Mediterranean diet, Asian diet, Latin American diet and vegetarian diet.

sns-health-diets-flash

Contains five sections explaining low-carbohydrate diets, low-fat diets, rapid weight loss diets, low-calorie diets and combination diets, with photos and a QuickTime movie (with voiceover).

sns-health-heartattack-flash

Three sections on what happens during a heart attack, different warning signs and how doctors treat a heart attack victim.

sns-health-water-flash

Scorable 10-question quiz on water helps and works in the body, with illustrations and Flash animation.

sns-health-hayfeverquiz-flash

A 10-question quiz on seasonal allergies. With illustration and QuickTime animation.

sns-health-quitsmoking-flash

Four HTML sections that explain how to kick the habit: incentives, five-point approach and cessation methods, with a chart and photos.

sns-health-heatdisorders-flash

Presentation with an animated intro and three sections explaining the causes, symptoms and treatments for heat-related illnesses: heat cramps, with illustration; heat exhaustion, with Flash animation and QuickTime movie (with voice-over); heatstroke, with illustration and QuickTime movie (with voice-over).

sns-health-beattheheat-flash

A section that explains how the body works to maintain its temperature within safe limits, with chart and graphic; a section on risk factors, with two charts; a section on precautions for adults and children.

sns-health-madcowthreat-flash

Presentation with draggable icon that takes end-user along illustrated mad cow disease path. Seven sections explain the human form of mad cow disease; what causes it; how the disease is transmitted from sheep to cows and from cows to humans; health safety concerns; and future effects.

sns-health-cancer-flash

Contains clickable image of body; sections explain 13 types of cancers, their symptoms and risk factors.

sns-health-earimplant-flash

From Sun-Sentinel: Illustrates the Vibrant Soundbridge ear implant to help people with moderate to severe hearing loss.

Quicktime videos on a variety of health topics can be found in sns-health-video.

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