Depression Screening

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Depression Screening

A depression screening helps find out if you have depression, a common, though serious, illness. Everyone feels sad at times, but depression is different from normal sadness or grief. It can affect how you think, feel, and behave, and can make it hard to function at home and work. Find out what happens during a depression screening test.

Genetic Tests

Genetic testing can provide information about a person’s genetic background by looking for changes in their DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Genetic testing can be used to:

  • screen newborn babies for genetic disorders
  • diagnose certain diseases
  • find out if you carry a gene for a certain disease that could be passed on to your children
  • identify crime or catastrophe victims, rule out or implicate a crime suspect
  • establish biological relationships between people (for example, paternity)

Learn more about the different types of genetic tests available.

Safe Drinking Water in Emergencies

The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world, but during an emergency, sometimes water may become contaminated with germs. Water can often be made safe to drink by boiling, adding disinfectants, or filtering.

Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Sunglasses are both fashionable and functional. Grab your sunnies to help prevent ultraviolet (UV) rays from damaging your eyes this summer and all year long. Not all sunglasses are created equal. Look for ones that block 99 percent of UV rays. Learn more.

Tattoos and You

Do you have a new tattoo that you want to show off this summer? Keep your skin healthy and your tattoo looking its best by using a water-based lotion or cream and protecting all of your skin from UV (ultraviolet) rays with sunscreen. Find resources on tattoo care and other body decoration safety.

Dried Bananas

You can make your own dried bananas at home to add to recipes or enjoy by themselves.