Sound Advice for MP3 Users
Experts say today's small music players pose a big risk of hearing loss. One reason: The "earbuds" used with iPods and other MP3 players fit into the ears, not over them.
Stay Awake Behind the Wheel
When you're behind the wheel, you may believe that you can stop yourself from falling asleep, but you can’t. You may not even know you’ve dozed off.
Steps Women Can Take to Reduce Their Diabetes Risk
Type 2 diabetes can be especially deadly for women. Of the nearly 16 million Americans with diabetes, more than half are female.
Stop the Spread of Germs at Work
Illnesses such as the flu and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. They’re usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Straight Talk on Posture
Good posture can enhance your appearance, confidence and self-esteem. It also relieves overcrowding of internal organs caused by slouching.
Stress Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease
Mental stress does more than diminish your sense of well-being. It also can increase your risk for heart disease.
Stroke Awareness for All Ages
Strokes occur when something interferes with the normal flow of blood to the central nervous system. Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.
Take Action to Beat Heart Disease
Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.
Taking Care of Yourself After Childbirth
Your body continues to change after delivery. Coping with these changes while you adjust to caring for a new baby can present a challenge.
Taking Good Care of Your Eyes
Often, people with vision problems wait far longer than necessary or sensible before getting an eye examination. Everyone should have a regular exam every year or two.
Taking Time for Tea
In recent years, scientists have conducted tests on tea to better understand what its health benefits may be.
The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth
If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and munch starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself, you're feeding the plaque that can cause havoc in your mouth.
The Healthy-Bones Diet
The right amount of calcium in your diet helps maintain your bone strength, reducing your risk for osteoporosis.
The World's Best Anti-Cancer Diet
In your quest to reduce your cancer risk, don't overlook the obvious: Improving your diet can play a substantial role in preventing the disease.
Tips for Driving After Age 60
A person's ability to drive isn't based on age alone. Age-related changes in vision, physical fitness and reflexes, however, may be reasons to reevaluate your abilities behind the wheel.
Traveling With a Chronic Condition
Any trip requires advance planning so you can be comfortable and lower your risk for worsening symptoms.
Treating a Minor Sports Injury
Whether it's a twisted ankle, a shin splint or a strained muscle, when should you see a doctor for a sports injury?
Twelve Weeks to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Heart disease is a killer, but you can do plenty to reduce your risk and prolong your life. Research shows that making lifestyle changes can decrease your risk of cardiovascular heart disease and help you control it if you already have it.
Understanding Alcohol's Effects
The extent of alcohol's effect on the central nervous system depends upon how much is in your blood and how much blood you have.
Understanding Cocaine and Crack
Cocaine use ranges from occasional to compulsive. There is no safe way to use the drug.
Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
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.
Vaccine Offers Hope for Children’s Earaches
Earaches are common during childhood, but a vaccine can ease the pain for thousands of kids.
Wellness Made Easy: The Real Basics of Better Health
The basics of wellness -- eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and practicing healthful habits -- can help you live a longer, healthier life. Adopting even one of the following components of good health and better self-care can improve your well-being. Embracing all of them will yield significant benefits.