5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook
For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards.
5 Ways to Avoid Colds and the Flu
You don't want to spend this winter battling a runny nose, a nagging cough or a fever. Here's what to do.
6 Vital Nutrients Women May Be Missing
Here are nutrients that women are often deficient in, either because they lose too much of a nutrient, don't get enough of a nutrient, or both.
A Must-Know Guide to Drug-Drug Interactions
Drug-drug interactions occur when one drug interacts or interferes with another drug. Such interactions are dangerous because they can alter the way one or both of the drugs act in the body. They can also cause unexpected side effects. The following information can help you avoid drug-drug interactions.
A Prescription for Good Health
For long-lasting health and well being, stay physically active, challenge your mind and stay involved with others.
A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away
You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.
A Winter Cold: Not Inevitable
Although colds cannot be prevented -- or cured -- you can take precautions to reduce the chance of infection.
Air Filters, Dehumidifiers, and Humidifiers
Here are some helpful tips for understanding the air in your house and the air-quality appliances that can alter it.
Detailed information on air pollution and air pollution prevention
Answers to Questions About HPV
Learning about HPV can help you avoid infection and seek treatment, if necessary.
Anti-Aging Hormones: Do They Work?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could look and feel years younger just by taking a supplement? The makers of "anti-aging" hormone supplements would like you to believe that this is possible. But before you accept their claims and open your wallet, see what medical researchers say.
As You Age, Be Aware of B12 Deficiency
Getting too little vitamin B12 may leave you feeling fuzzy in your thinking and lead to numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.
Aspirin and Your Heart: Should You or Shouldn’t You?
Although aspirin is a common over-the-counter medication, it’s not appropriate for everyone.
Assess Your Goals Year-round
If you set professional goals for yourself at the beginning of the year, don't forget to take a look at what you have and haven't accomplished as the year progresses.
Avoiding Joint Injuries
Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.
Babies Need 'Tummy Time'
Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
Blood Donations/Blood Banking
Detailed information on blood donations and blood banking
Brush Up on Toothpaste
Selecting toothpaste is largely a matter of personal preference, but all adults should use toothpaste containing fluoride.
Build Your Bones with Exercise
You can help prevent osteoporosis by including enough calcium in your diet and exercising regularly.
Cancer Screening: Beating Your Fears for Good
The good news is that being screened for cancer doesn't have to be a traumatic experience for anyone.
Care of the Mouth and Teeth
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Choose My Plate Shapes a Healthier Senior Diet
It is important to control the portion size of even nutrient-rich foods to avoid consuming too many calories. Most people need fewer calories as they grow older and their activity level decreases.
Debunking 10 Aging Myths
Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.
Dehydration and Heat Stroke
Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.