Although filling out all the enrollment forms for Medicare can be overwhelming, there are a number of resources available to help you.
Here are strategies from the Food and Drug Administration to help you cut your prescription costs by 50 percent or more.
Most older people are independent. But later in life, you or someone you love may need help with everyday activities, such as shopping, cooking and bathing.
Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and pain relievers, laxatives, and headache remedies may treat different conditions, but they all have one thing in common: They’re serious medicines that need to be taken with care.
Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process.
Hypnosis is an altered, relaxed state of mind, often used to help learn to control bad habits, pain, and stress.
Insulin pumps are used most often by people with type 1 diabetes, but some people with type 2 diabetes use them, too.
Laser vision surgery is a popular treatment of vision problems that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.
A PHR can help reduce or eliminate duplicate tests and allow you to receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency. It also can help you play a more active role in your health care.
If seemingly contradictory health news has you confused, it's time to learn how to read between the lines.
Medicare is the federal program that helps people 65 and older pay for their health care. Here is a step-by-step process to help you get started.
Children who have ADHD are often given medicine as part of their treatment plan. The type of medicine most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help.
For some people, taking medication every day can help prevent migraines and make them less painful when they occur.
OTC drugs have information on the bottle or box. Always read this information before using the medicine.
Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by improving the symptoms of his or her illness, such as pain, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. It's used with a variety of ailments, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney failure, or congestive heart failure.
Sometimes a pill gets stuck. That tends to happen at the ring of muscles at the top of the esophagus.
Many children of aging parents wait until there's a crisis, and then they're left scrambling for mediocre options.
Rheumatoid arthritis can be a frustrating condition to deal with because it doesn’t have an easily identifiable cause. It’s an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system literally attacks your body—in this case, your joints.
You may think we wear sunglasses for comfort and fashion. But here's another important reason to wear sunglasses: to protect the health of your eyes.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines are a popular choice for pain relief. But even though you can buy them without a prescription, that doesn’t mean they aren’t without risks. Here’s what you need to know to use them properly.
Being active and involved in care decisions and taking extra precautions to avoid infection when in a hospital can help keep you and your family safe.
A medicated nasal decongestant spray may offer fast relief when your nose is congested and running. It can reduce swelling and clear mucus from your nasal passages quickly.
If your provider suggests non-emergency surgery or a major medical test, it can be worthwhile to get a second opinion