Prevention

For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat

After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.

For Women: Take This Risk to Heart

Women often perceive heart disease as an older person's disease that need not concern them until menopause.

Genetics and Illness: What's Your Fate?

Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.

Get to the Heart of Oral Health

Evidence is mounting that people with periodontal (gum) disease may be more at risk for heart disease and stroke.

Guarding Against Medical Scams

These tips will help you reduce your risk of being ripped off and putting your health in danger.

Healthy Secrets: Avoiding the Ravages of Age

You can't stop the aging clock, but research shows you can at least slow it down.

Home Remedies: What Works? What Doesn’t?

Can cranberry juice help prevent a urinary tract infection? How about cucumbers for puffy eyes? Read on to find out more about home remedies.

How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?

Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.

How to Make Heart-Healthy Food Choices

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions.

How to Manage Prehypertension

Prehypertension is a new term that alerts people to the very real risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don't take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.

How to Prevent Osteoarthritis

The less unnecessary stress you put on your joints, the less likely they are to wear out prematurely.

How to Stay Healthy at Work

Because the 2009 H1N1 flu virus spreads from person to person, it is possible to catch the virus at work. Here are measures you can take to protect yourself at the office.

Insomnia

Insomnia, the term for having trouble sleeping at night, is one of the most common sleep complaints. About one in three adults has bouts of insomnia that last a few days at a time.

International Travel Quiz

Answer this one: How far in advance of your overseas trip should you visit your doctor for vaccinations?

Is It a Virus or a Bacterium? Know the Difference

Knowing whether your infection is caused by a virus or a bacterium makes a difference in how it is treated.

Jog or Walk? Both Boost Your Health

Walking is easier on your joints, but jogging burns calories more quickly.

Keep Kids Safe from Bugs

Many products seek to prevent bug bites, but products containing DEET (usually listed on labels as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are quite effective.

Liver: Anatomy and Functions

Detailed anatomical description of human liver, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations

Low Back Pain

Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.

Lower Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.

Making a Good Match: Working with Your Health Care Provider

Are you and your health care provider a good fit? Your health is important to how well you function and enjoy life, so your health care provider can be one of your most valued partners.

Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease

Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don't treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their heart. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making the following lifestyle changes.

Making Your Lifestyle Heart-Healthy

The millions of Americans diagnosed with heart and cardiovascular diseases can benefit from making healthy choices in their day-to-day lives.

Medical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.

Metabolic Syndrome

Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes.

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