Tag Archives: know

How do you know if you have a sprained ankle?

An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle stretch or tear. Ligaments help connect bones to one another or to cartilage. A sprain is distinct from a strain. Sprains injure ligaments, while strains affect muscles or tendons. The symptoms of the two injuries, however, are very similar. For this reason, distinguishing a… Read More »

Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

[embedded content] Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. A variety of FDA-approved medications are… Read More »