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.
5 Ways to Avoid Colds and the Flu
You don't want to spend this winter battling a runny nose, a nagging cough or a fever. Here's what to do.
6 Vital Nutrients Women May Be Missing
Here are nutrients that women are often deficient in, either because they lose too much of a nutrient, don't get enough of a nutrient, or both.
A Must-Know Guide to Drug-Drug Interactions
Drug-drug interactions occur when one drug interacts or interferes with another drug. Such interactions are dangerous because they can alter the way one or both of the drugs act in the body. They can also cause unexpected side effects. The following information can help you avoid drug-drug interactions.
A Prescription for Good Health
For long-lasting health and well being, stay physically active, challenge your mind and stay involved with others.
A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away
You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.
A Winter Cold: Not Inevitable
Although colds cannot be prevented -- or cured -- you can take precautions to reduce the chance of infection.
Adult Immunizations: Are You Up To Date?
Immunizations aren't just for children. Adults need immunizations, too. Ask your doctor which of the following shots you may need.
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 Can Break Your Heart
Most people know air pollution can hurt your lungs and make it tough to breathe. But a growing body of research shows air pollution can be as bad or worse for your heart.
All About Sunscreen
If you're confused by the numbers and types of sunscreen, welcome to the club. Many Americans, it seems, are so confused by sunscreens that they don't even use them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that only about 30 percent of adults regularly use sunscreen.
Answers to Questions About HPV
Learning about HPV can help you avoid infection and seek treatment, if necessary.
Anti-Aging Hormones: Do They Work?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could look and feel years younger just by taking a supplement? The makers of "anti-aging" hormone supplements would like you to believe that this is possible. But before you accept their claims and open your wallet, see what medical researchers say.
As You Age, Be Aware of B12 Deficiency
Getting too little vitamin B12 may leave you feeling fuzzy in your thinking and lead to numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.
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.
Assess Your Goals Year-round
If you set professional goals for yourself at the beginning of the year, don't forget to take a look at what you have and haven't accomplished as the year progresses.
Attention Men: Doctor Knows Best
Men who think they're too "macho" to seek medical help could end up making more trips to the doctor's office in the long run.
Avoiding Fall Allergy Triggers
If allergies bother you in the fall, you’re most likely sensitive to one or more molds, weeds, trees or grasses.
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.
Brush Up on Toothpaste
Selecting toothpaste is largely a matter of personal preference, but all adults should use toothpaste containing fluoride.
Build Your Bones with Exercise
You can help prevent osteoporosis by including enough calcium in your diet and exercising regularly.
Cancer Screening: Beating Your Fears for Good
The good news is that being screened for cancer doesn't have to be a traumatic experience for anyone.
Childhood Immunizations: Get the Facts
If you are the parent of a young child, you may be confused about the safety of immunizations.