Use Your Medications Wisely

Although most medications are safe when you take them the right way, some drugs can cause dizziness, loss of consciousness, bleeding, irregular heartbeats, and other side effects in some cases.

What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks five major air pollutants that cause significant health effects: ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and microscopic particles called particulate matter.

What Every Parent Should Know About Immunizations

Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's doctor.

What You Can Do About Dog Bites

Dogs are responsible for 85 to 90 percent of all animal bites. But, many incidents can be avoided.

What You Can Do to Prevent Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis can be devastating, causing strokes, heart attacks and death. The good news is that you can take steps to protect yourself from this disease.

When to Call 911, Your Healthcare Provider, or the Hospital

The 911 emergency response system, a hospital emergency room, and your health care provider are your choices when you need prompt medical help.

When to Call Your Child's Health Care Provider

For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?

You Can Choose to Have a Healthy Life

Each year, two out of every three deaths in the United States are caused by cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. That figure could be significantly reduced if Americans made healthier food choices, got more exercise, and stopped smoking.

You Can Head Off Stress Fractures

A stress fracture occurs when you increase the length or intensity of your workout too quickly.

Your Toddler: Moving from Crib to Bed

Moving your child from the crib to a first bed is a milestone event. But more than the bittersweet emotional concerns, your priorities will be safety and a healthy sleep routine.

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