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Share the Love: National Donor Day

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Share the Love: February 14 is National Donor Day

Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Every donor can save 8 lives and enhance over 75 more. Most organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died, but some organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive. You’re never too old to save lives as a donor, people of all ages and backgrounds can be organ donors. Learn more about organ donation.

Infectious Mononucleosis – The Kissing Disease

Infectious mononucleosis, or “mono,” is an infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus spreads through saliva, which is why it’s sometimes called the “kissing disease.” Mono occurs most often in teens and young adults. However, you can get it at any age. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph glands

Learn more about how mono is diagnosed and treated.

Understanding the Medications, Herbs, and Supplements You Take

Has your doctor prescribed a new medication for you and you want to learn more about it? Do you want to know if a dietary supplement will interact with a medication you’re taking? MedlinePlus has information on drugs, herbs, and supplements including side effects, dosage, special precautions.

Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is easy to make and kid-friendly. Use your favorite spread or nut butter with seasonal fruit.