Guarding Against Medical Scams
These tips will help you reduce your risk of being ripped off and putting your health in danger.
Healthy Changes for Staying Young
Time takes its toll on a body, but you don't have to sit back and let the effects of aging take place without a fight.
Healthy Secrets: Avoiding the Ravages of Age
You can't stop the aging clock, but research shows you can at least slow it down.
HIV Prevention Is Still Important
New drug treatments can delay the effects of AIDS and are helping patients live longer. But the reality is that no medicine can cure AIDS or the virus that causes it, HIV. Once inside the body, HIV destroys immune system cells, making it difficult to fight off illness.
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 Much of a Threat Is Bird Influenza?
Influenza, with its fever, aches, fatigue and threat of complications, seems a uniquely human illness. But the flu, caused by a virus, can infect animals and birds, as well.
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 Avoid Sports Injuries
Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
How to Keep Bugs From Bugging You
Although most insects are just nuisances, some can threaten our health.
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 and Relieve Digestive Problems
Just as simple things can upset your digestive system, simple changes can help. The following tips can help prevent or relieve digestive ills.
How to Prevent Osteoarthritis
The less unnecessary stress you put on your joints, the less likely they are to wear out prematurely.
How Your Child Can Live Well with Asthma
With the right asthma action plan, most children with asthma can live full and active lives.
Immunization Update for Older Adults
This guide can help you determine if you need to be immunized. Talk with your health care provider to be sure your immunizations are up to date.
Influenza Shots Urged for Young Children
Each fall you hear that the flu threatens senior citizens and folks with chronic ailments. But the rate of hospital stays is highest in another group—young children.
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 an Eye on These Symptoms
It’s important to be aware of a number of signs that can alert you to a serious health problem. Check out these symptoms that shouldn't be ignored.
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.