Prevention

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.

A Prescription for Health in Menopause

A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.

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.

Air Pollution

Detailed information on air pollution and air pollution prevention

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.

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

Care of the Mouth and Teeth

Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.

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.

Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted

The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.

Drinking Water Quality and Safety

With drinking water, it's important to consider not just the water itself, but how that water gets to you.

Drugs: Read Fine Print to Avoid Side Effects

If you want to be fully informed, you should read the fine print connected with any drug that you intend to use.

Easy Ways You Can Safeguard Your Sight

Every year, thousands of Americans injure their eyes or damage their vision. Follow these guidelines to help protect yourself and your family.

Exercise Goals for Healthy Living

You know it's important to stay active but still find yourself falling back on old habits. What can you do? Planning for exercise isn't hard if you make it a priority.

Exercise Ideas for Older Adults

Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.

Explore Your Genes: Create a Family Health History

Eye Care Essentials for Computer Users

Five Ways to Age Gracefully

In recent years, an increasing amount of scientific evidence has supported the idea that people can do quite a lot on their own to lengthen their life span and to enhance the quality of life as they age. Here are five steps to take every day that can promote healthy aging and boost longevity.

Focus on Keeping Your Spirits Up

Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.

For Healthy Eyes, Take the Long View

There's a lot you can do to head off eye problems, including following a healthy diet and getting regular eye checkups.

For Men: Health Care Providers Are Good for Your Health

Men are missing opportunities to detect and address medical problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.

For Seniors: Don’t Brush Off Dental Care

Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with just brushing and flossing.

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