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HOLIDAY
HEALTH
Only

40

PERCENT

A KNEE TREND
TO KNOW ABOUT

CASSEROLE PHOTO BY STOCKFOOD; ALL OTHERS BY THINKSTOCK

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in children
and adolescents have climbed 2.3 percent per year
from 1994 to 2013-a trend that has researchers
calling for renewed attention to injury-prevention
programs. Female injuries outpaced male injuries,
and data show that 16-year-old girls are especially
vulnerable to injury.
Whether this trend is driven by the heavier
demands of year-round sports, increased female
participation in sports, better screening or all of
the above, parents of athletes should talk with their
child's pediatrician about injury prevention.

TRUE OR FALSE

Pap tests detect HPV.

FALSE. Pap tests check for abnormal cells in
the cervix, which may indicate the presence of
cervical cancer. HPV testing checks for human
papillomavirus infection, which is the main cause
of cervical cancer.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists recommends Pap tests every three
years for women ages 21 to 29. For women 30 and
older, a Pap test with an HPV test is recommended
every five years.

of the U.S. population
gets the flu vaccine.
Wash your hands
often between hugs
and handshakes.

More than

40,000
PEOPLE

died in traffic
accidents in 2016.
If you're traveling
for the holidays,
buckle up and
don't text.

COLORECTAL
RISK SPIKING
IN THE YOUNG
Thanks to increased awareness about the
lifesaving effectiveness of screening, turning
50 has become synonymous with colonoscopy. And while increased screening is credited for the impressive drop in colorectal
cancer rates in recent years, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer
Institute reveals a baffling and troubling
trend: Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise
for adults in their 20s and 30s. Additionally,
1 in 3 rectal cancers will strike people
younger than 55.
Researchers noted that the surge in
colorectal cancer parallels the obesity epidemic, suggesting that excess body fat and
sedentary lifestyle may play a role.
What's the takeaway? Eat healthier, be
more active and talk to your doctor about
earlier screening, especially if you have a
family history of colorectal cancer.

15

MILLION

American adults
suffer from depression
each year, and the
holidays can heighten
feelings of sadness
and anxiety. Take care
of yourself, and check
in on people you love.

Sources: WebMD, National Safety
Council, Anxiety and Depression
Association of America

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