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Tips for a Successful Quit Smoking Day
Tips for a Successful Quit Smoking Day You've done your homework, made your plan, tossed out all your cigarettes and no...
10 Good Reasons to Try Yoga
Ten Good Reasons to Try Yoga Some yoga styles are intense and vigorous, and others are relaxing and meditative. Regardl...
10 Reasons to Keep Fit as You Age
10 Reasons to Keep Fit as You Age A lot of us don't get the kind of day-to-day physical activity we need, so are physic...
11 Ways to Raise a Healthy Child
11 Ways to Raise a Healthy Child As a parent, you are an important teacher of health care and health information for yo...
2-Year-Olds: Terrible or Terrific?
The "Terrible Twos" You have to take your child to daycare and then get to work—and you're late. Your 2-year-old sudden...
5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck
5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck One of the things many of us take for granted is a pain-free neck. It's only when...
5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook
5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm t...
5 Key Mistakes Parents Make With Car Seats
5 Key Mistakes Parents Make with Car Seats You wouldn't think of not having a car safety seat for your infant or toddle...
8 Mistakes Heart Patients Make
8 Mistakes Heart Patients Make If you've already been through one heart attack, you're at increased risk for another, b...
911 Basics: Responding to a Heart Attack
911 Basics: Responding to a Heart Attack Chest pain could be due to simple indigestion or a heart attack. Knowing what ...
A Child's First Dental Visit Fact Sheet
A Child's First Dental Visit Fact Sheet When should your child first see a dentist? Experts at the Academy of General D...
A Chubby Baby Is Not a Sign of Obesity
A Chubby Baby Is Not a Sign of Obesity With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of the...
A Common Plastic Comes Under Scrutiny
A Common Plastic Comes Under Scrutiny Polycarbonate plastic is durable, impact-resistant, and clear, making it an ideal...
A Guide to Common Medicinal Herbs
A Guide to Common Medicinal Herbs Here's a look at some of the more common medicinal herbs. Most herbs have not been th...
A Guide to Eyeglass Lenses
A Guide to Eyeglass Lenses Eyeglasses can be prescribed for a number of conditions: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia...
A Heads-Up for Football Safety
A Heads-Up for Football Safety In school sports, football is the leading cause of sports-related injuries for children ...
A Kids' Asthma Journal
A Kids' Asthma Journal Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing! By following the example...
A Positive Step Toward Fitness
A Positive Step Toward Fitness Are you having second thoughts about exercising? Good. Have some third thoughts, fourth ...
A Prescription for Health in Menopause
A Prescription for Health in Menopause The best approach to menopause is to follow a healthy regimen. That includes dea...
A Primer for Preschooler Safety
A Primer for Preschooler Safety Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Keep...
A Quick Look at Reflexes
A Quick Look at Reflexes What happens when your health care provider taps on your knee with a rubber mallet? Your leg k...
A Red Face Could Signal Rosacea
A Red Face Could Signal Rosacea Most of us have seen someone with rosacea, a chronic skin condition that can cause faci...
A Safety Checklist for Parents
A Safety Checklist for Parents You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions and using common sen...
A Serious Look at Fainting
A Serious Look at Fainting It sounds like melodrama: People hear bad news or see blood, and the next thing you know the...
A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away
A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination. U...
A Warning on Medicinal Herbs
A Warning on Medicinal Herbs Herbal remedies may be popular, but just how many of the hundreds of herbs on the market a...
A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease
A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greate...
Ability to Concentrate Isn't What It Used to Be
Ability to Concentrate Isn't What It Used to Be When you are rolled into the operating room at the hospital, you want t...
About Balance and Safety
About Balance and Safety Having good balance means you’re able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether yo...
Act Now to Cut Your Health Care Bills
Act Now to Cut Your Health Care Bills It's important to reduce your medical expenses. This is true if you are in a cons...
Action Plan for Osteoarthritis
Action Plan for Osteoarthritis Stiff, painful joints are typical symptoms of osteoarthritis, also called degenerative j...
ADHD Drugs Safe, Experts Say
ADHD Drugs Safe, Experts Say Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a tough choice: ...
Adjusting Your Attitude About Menopause
Adjusting Your Attitude About Menopause Baby boomers are handling menopause differently from earlier generations. Today...
AEDs: High-Tech Help for Heart Attacks
AEDs: High-Tech Help for Heart Attacks You've seen it time and again on television shows: After someone suffers a sudde...
After Rehabilitation: Here Are Some Tools
After Rehabilitation: Here Are Some Tools Seeking help for alcohol or drug dependency at a residential recovery unit is...
Age Doesn't Matter for Yoga
Age Doesn't Matter for Yoga More than ever before, Americans older than age 65 are turning to yoga for exercise. What i...
Aging Eyes and Glasses
Aging Eyes and Glasses As your eyes age, their lenses become less flexible, and they slowly lose their ability to focus...
Air Bags and Kids
Air Bags: Not for Children A car with an air bag is considered safer than a car without one. But for children under 13 ...
Alcohol and Older Adults
Alcohol and Older Adults Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. H...
Alcohol and Your Heart
Alcohol and Your Heart Over the last three decades a number of studies have shown an association between moderate drink...
All About Blood Pressure Medication
All About Blood Pressure Medication Your doctor may prescribe antihypertension medication if your blood pressure is hig...
All About Child Passenger Safety
All About Child Passenger Safety Installing your child's car seat properly and using it every time your son or daughter...
All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Making healthy lifestyle changes alone is enough to help some people reach the cho...
All About Color Blindness
All About Color Blindness People often use the term color blind to describe trouble seeing certain colors. The medical ...
All About Kidney Stones
All About Kidney Stones A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in the kidney out of substances normally...
All About LSD
All About LSD LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide), also called acid , is one of the most commonly used hallucinogens or ...
All About Muscle Cramps
All About Muscle Cramps Most of us have experienced the pain of a muscle cramp. Maybe you called it "charley horse," es...
All About the Stomach
All About the Stomach Your stomach is as an organ essential for digestion, the process of breaking down food into its s...
All About Your Nails
All About Your Nails Did you know that fingernails grow faster than toenails? Or, that nails grow faster in the summer ...
All Family Time Is Quality Time
All Family Time Is Quality Time Don't feel guilty about the amount of "quality time" you spend with your family. Some e...
All Kinds of Problems Beset Your Nails
All Kinds of Problems Beset Your Nails Paronychia. Onychomycosis. Surely, these are the names of six-armed Greek monste...
Allergies on Vacation
Allergies on Vacation If you or your child has allergies or asthma, planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheez...
Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous
Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous Although Alcoholics Anonymous and other abstinence-based 12-step programs are the ...
Alzheimer's Disease Quiz
What Do You Know About Alzheimer's Disease? Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this q...
An Introduction to Chinese Medicine
An Introduction to Chinese Medicine The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) showed that over a third of Americ...
Anemia Quiz
What Do You Know About Anemia? Anemia is a condition that affects the number of red blood cells in your body. A number ...
Anger Can Raise Cholesterol Levels
Anger Can Raise Cholesterol Levels When someone cuts you off on a busy highway, do you pound the steering wheel in fury...
Answers to Questions About Your Child's Mental Health
Answers to Questions About Your Child's Mental Health Children can have mental health disorders that interfere with the...
Answers to Your Diabetes Questions
Answers to Your Diabetes Questions What is diabetes? It's not an illness you can catch like a cold or cure like an infe...
Answers to Your Questions About Codependency
Answers to Your Questions About Codependency People who have close relationships with substance abusers or others with ...
Appendicitis: Children and Teens
Appendicitis: Children and Teens Appendicitis is an inflammation that can lead to infection of the appendix. It affects...
Are You a Compulsive Shopper?
Are You a Compulsive Shopper? These days, shopping is as much a form of entertainment as going to the movies or playing...
Arthritis and Exercise: Q and A
Answers to Your Questions About Arthritis and Exercise If you have arthritis, you may think you shouldn’t exercise beca...
As Snack Attacks Rise, Seek Healthy Options
As Snack Attacks Rise, Seek Healthy Options If you think your kids have more snack attacks than you did as a child, you...
Aspirin and Your Heart: Should You or Shouldn’t You?
Aspirin and Your Heart: Should You or Shouldn’t You? In addition to taking aspirin to relieve pain and fever, millions ...
Asthma on Campus
Asthma on Campus College can pose challenges for the student with asthma. New and unfamiliar living quarters, school an...
Asthma: Dealing with Your Child's School
Asthma: Dealing with Your Child's School If your child has asthma, you probably worry about how he or she copes with as...
Asthma: First Doctor Visit for Your Child
Asthma: First Doctor Visit for Your Child Your child has been coughing or wheezing, and you’re wondering whether it mig...
Asthma: When to Get an Allergy Test
Asthma: When to Get an Allergy Test If you often have allergy symptoms—such as itchy, watery eyes; a runny nose; wheezi...
Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit
Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit You probably haven't given much thought to the way you lace your shoes or sneakers. Sh...
Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults Restless. Messy. Easily distracted. These are just some of the words...
Avoid Injury Around Barbecue Grills
Avoid Injury Around Barbecue Grills The act of flipping a row of sizzling burgers on a barbecue grill is one of summer'...
Avoiding Joint Injuries
Avoiding Joint Injuries Most sports-related injuries involve damage to the joints. Common joint injuries include a twis...
Babies and Toddlers Need Iron to Thrive
Babies and Toddlers Need Iron to Thrive Iron-rich foods may not top your list of what to feed your baby or toddler. Yet...
Babies Need 'Tummy Time'
Babies Need 'Tummy Time' Nearly 15 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first recommended that parents p...
Basic Training: Build Your Own Boot-Camp Workout
Basic Training: Build Your Own Boot-Camp Workout Does winter weather have you camping out on the couch? It’s time to jo...
Basics About Your Newborn’s Body
Basics About Your Newborn’s Body For the past nine months, you’ve been getting ready for your baby’s arrival. But now t...
Be Careful With Kitchen Knives
Be Careful With Kitchen Knives Every year about thousands of people end up in emergency rooms with injuries caused by u...
Be Comfortable Walking in Cold and Wet Weather
Be Comfortable Walking in Cold and Wet Weather Don't let cold temperatures or rain deter you from your walking routine ...
Be in the Know When on the Go in Winter
Be in the Know When on the Go in Winter If you live in an area where winter brings snow, slush and ice, the best advice...
Benefits of Strong Abdominal Muscles
Benefits of Strong Abdominal Muscles Strong abdominal muscles are essential for a strong body. They help stabilize your...
Beware of Over-the-Counter Contact Lenses
Beware of Over-the-Counter Contact Lenses Want to make your brown eyes blue? You've got lots of company. Decorative con...
Bike-Helmet Safety Smarts
Bike-Helmet Safety Smarts Adults and children who ride bicycles should always wear a helmet. Many states require they d...
Biking Your Way to Better Health
Biking Your Way to Better Health Riding a bicycle can be an excellent fitness activity. Cycling is also a good way to c...
Binge Drinking Dangers for Young People
Binge Drinking Dangers for Young People For millions of young adults in this country, the weekend will pass in an alcoh...
Bone Spurs Are a Thorny Problem
Bone Spurs Are a Thorny Problem If you wonder what that stabbing pain is in your heel, it may be a bone spur. "Bone spu...
Breaking the Habit: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Breaking the Habit: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder If you've ever caught an episode of the TV series Monk, you know abou...
Buying a Bike for Your Child
Buying a Bike for Your Child Is your child ready for her first bicycle? Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, s...
Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys
Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys The right toys can help children develop imagination and coordination. The wron...
Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves
Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves According to the Administration on Aging (AoA), millions of Americans are involv...
Caring for the Caregiver
Caring for the Caregiver Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be adult children, spouses, siblings, friend...
Celiac Disease Can Harm Digestion
Celiac Disease Can Harm Digestion Suppose you or a friend has frequent abdominal distress, bloating, and other symptoms...
Ceramics: Pretty, and Maybe Poisonous
Ceramics: Pretty, and Maybe Poisonous Those brightly colored ceramic mugs you bought at the craft show certainly liven ...
Checking Your Own Blood Pressure
Checking Your Own Blood Pressure Blood pressure checks are a common reason for doctor visits. Yet, for less than the co...
Cheerleading Safety
Cheerleading Safety Is your child doing cartwheels at the thought of being a cheerleader? It's not just a matter of sta...
CHF and Physical Activity
Heart Failure and Physical Activity If you have heart failure (HF), you may wonder if physical activity is good for you...
Child Health Emergencies
Child Health Emergencies Having a very sick or severely injured child is a parent’s worst nightmare. If it happened to ...
Choosing a Hospital
Choosing a Hospital You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surge...
Clinical Guidelines for Heart Failure
Clinical Guidelines for Heart Failure To receive the best care for heart failure, talking frankly with your health care...
Clinical Trials: Should You Participate?
Clinical Trials: Should You Participate? Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and ...
Close the Door on Intimate Partner Violence
Close the Door on Intimate Partner Violence Many people believe that intimate partner violence—also called domestic vio...
Common Injuries of the Shoulder
Common Injuries of the Shoulder Whether throwing a ball, paddling a canoe, lifting boxes, or pushing a lawn mower, we r...
Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer
Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer It's better to miss a game than a whole season. That's the key message of a campai...
Conditioning Strategies for Peak Athletic Performance
Conditioning Strategies for Peak Athletic Performance No matter what sport or athletic activity you pursue, conditionin...
Contact Lens Safety Tips
Contact Lens Safety Tips Here is a list of safety tips from the American Optometric Association: Visit a reputable eye ...
Controlling Mental Health Costs
Controlling Mental Health Costs Each year, about 26 percent of adults in the United States suffer from a mental health ...
Cool Tools to Keep Your Kids From Smoking
Cool Tools to Keep Your Kids From Smoking Many teenagers think smoking is cool. This belief is supported in recent Cent...
COPD: End-of-Life Care
COPD: End-of-Life Care Most people have never talked with their loved ones about how they’d like to be cared for at the...
Coping with Miscarriage
Coping with Miscarriage Miscarriage is common, but that knowledge may be cold comfort if you’re coping with a recent lo...
Cough Medicine Abuse by Teens
Cough Medicine Abuse by Teens A common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies has become a popular substance to abu...
Could Medication Be Causing Weight Gain?
Could Medication Be Causing Your Weight Gain? Eating too much and not exercising enough are the main reasons people put...
CPR Training and You
CPR Training and You Should you bother to be trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)? Every year, about 220,000 ...
Creating a Positive Body-Image
Creating a Positive Body-Image Does something about your body bug you? Maybe you believe you'd be happier if only you w...
Curb Antibiotic Abuse in Children
Curb Antibiotic Abuse in Children Your child has a runny nose, a cough, a sore throat, and a fever, so you go to the pe...
Cut Your Cholesterol, Without Drugs
Cut Your Cholesterol, Without Drugs Regarding the troublesome fat your body makes called cholesterol: Chances are good ...
Cycling Safely
Cycling Safely Many biking accidents could be prevented if riders protected themselves with the right equipment and mai...
Dancing Is the Star
Dancing Is the Star The best exercise doesn't have to burn the most calories or build the most muscle. It's the activit...
Depressed Kids Need Help
Despite Antidepressant Fear, Depressed Kids Need Help A new label on some antidepressants, a so-called black box warnin...
Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging
Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging Depression is not a natural part of growing old but rather a medical condition th...
Diabetes and Sensitive Topics
Diabetes and Sensitive Topics Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren't easy to ...
Diabetic Skin Troubles
Diabetic Skin Troubles We often take our skin for granted, but if you’ve ever had an itchy rash or a boil, you know how...
Diseases from Your Pets, Both Common and Exotic
Diseases from Your Pets, Both Common and Exotic Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), monkeypox, and a host of dise...
Do I Really Need a Fire Extinguisher?
Do I Really Need a Fire Extinguisher? You probably know already that a smoke alarm is by far the best home-safety inves...
Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan?
Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan? Natural disasters can strike quickly and force families like yours to evacuate your...
Does Your Child Have a Make-Believe Friend?
Does Your Child Have a Make-Believe Friend? You're about to sit on the couch next to your 4-year-old. Suddenly, she yel...
Don't Ignore Dry Eyes
Don't Ignore Dry Eyes You might feel a sand-like grittiness in your eyes that can range from mild to severe. People des...
Don't Sell a Short Kid Short
Don't Sell a Short Kid Short Your child seems short next to other children of the same age. Should you worry? The short...
Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted
Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted Imagine what life would be like if you couldn't see well. Reading might not be possibl...
Dress for Success--and Your Health
Dress for Success—and Your Health Are you a slave to fashion? You might be doing damage to more than just your pocketbo...
Drinking Water Quality and Safety
Drinking Water Quality and Safety When you turn on the tap for a glass of water, do you ever wonder about the quality o...
Driving Defensively: Rules of the Road
Driving Defensively: Rules of the Road More than 45,000 Americans lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes, and more t...
Drugs: Read Fine Print to Avoid Side Effects
Drugs: Read Fine Print to Avoid Side Effects Pat awoke one recent morning with cold symptoms. She reached into her medi...
Earlier Is Better to Catch Hearing Loss
Earlier Is Better to Catch Hearing Loss When should your child's hearing be tested? Sooner than you think. Many experts...
Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps
Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps You're on the final leg of your daily run when a cramp strikes your lower leg. Your stri...
Easing a Child’s Fears and Anxieties About Medical Procedures
Easing a Child’s Fears and Anxieties About Medical Procedures As a parent, you are central to the decisions made about ...
Easy Ways You Can Safeguard Your Sight
Easy Ways You Can Safeguard Your Sight Every year, thousands of Americans injure their eyes or damage their vision. Fol...
Eating Disorders in Men
Eating Disorders in Men Most people think it is women who believe their bodies must look a certain way because of the b...
Emergency Care: When Is It the Right Choice?
Emergency Care: When Is It the Right Choice? If you're sick or hurt and want help quickly, it may seem like a good idea...
Emotional Eating: How to Cope
Emotional Eating: How to Cope If you raid the fridge when you’re stressed or upset, that’s called emotional eating. Emo...
Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial Cancer Click Image to Enlarge What is endometrial cancer? The lining of the uterus is called the endometriu...
Essential Guidelines for Fireworks Safety
Essential Guidelines for Fireworks Safety Thousands of Americans, many of them children, are injured each year in incid...
Everyday Ways to Activate Your Life
Everyday Ways to Activate Your Life Moderately intense activities are good for your health. These are activities that m...
Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off
Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off Most dieters committed to losing weight are successful. Yet, a 2012 repor...
Exercise and Target Heart Rate
Exercise and Target Heart Rate The fitness world is full of exercise gadgets, some good, but many more trouble than the...
Exercise for the Ages
Exercise for the Ages While regular physical activity is a cornerstone of wellness at any age, it’s during your 30s, 40...
Exercise Goals for Healthy Living
Exercise Goals for Healthy Living Making exercise part of your daily life isn't hard if you make it a priority. To do t...
Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart
Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart Physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and smoking are risk factors for heart d...
Eye Protection Keeps Kids in the Game
Eye Protection Keeps Kids in the Game Protective eyewear can help prevent many of the 40,000 sports-related eye injurie...
Eye Quiz
The Eye Quiz Don't sit too close to the TV. Don't watch TV without a light on in the room. Don't use over-the-counter e...
Eye-Care Essentials for Computer Users
Eye Care Essentials for Computer Users If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may experience eye...
Feeling 'Pins and Needles' Is a Circulation Problem
Feeling 'Pins and Needles' Is a Circulation Problem A tingling or numb sensation in the muscles is a condition called p...
Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?
Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury? Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodi...
Finding a Yoga Class That's Right for You
Finding a Yoga Class That's Right for You Now that yoga has become more popular, it's easy to find all kinds of classes...
Finding Support for Emotional Issues
Finding Support for Emotional Issues Everyone has ups and downs, or feels anger and profound sadness at times. But how ...
Finding the Best Day Care for Your Child
Finding the Best Day Care for Your Child Day care for your children is a fact of life if both parents work. But not all...
Fit for the Ages
Fit for the Ages Why exercise is important According to the Administration on Aging (AOA), exercise is important becaus...
Fitness From Within
Fitness From Within Tired of your regular fitness routine? Finding that your motivation to work up a sweat is lacking? ...
Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness
Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness When the temperature plunges this winter, don't let your motivation for exercise fal...
Five Steps to a Safer Kitchen
Five Steps to a Safer Kitchen Your kitchen is a hub for family life, but it's also a place with risks. Although you can...
Five Steps to Better Memory
Five Steps to Better Memory You've met her before. You can even remember where. But her name? It eludes you, taunting y...
Five Ways to Age Gracefully
Five Ways to Age Gracefully In recent years, an increasing amount of scientific evidence has supported the idea that pe...
Focus on Keeping Your Spirits Up
Focus on Keeping Your Spirits Up You know that you should eat healthy foods and get some exercise to feel good and live...
Follow the Road to Safety
Follow the Road to Safety No one is too young or too old to exercise. The United States Surgeon General recommends at l...
Food and Emotion: Why Some People Eat Too Much
Food and Emotion: Why Some People Eat Too Much America has a weight problem. More than 65 percent of U.S. adults are cl...
For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants
For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants Antidepressants are an important part of the treatment for depression. With ...
For Good Health, Know Your Cholesterol Level
For Good Health, Know Your Cholesterol Level The amount of cholesterol in your blood has a lot to do with your chances ...
For Healthy Eyes, Take the Long View
For Healthy Eyes, Take the Long View Keeping your eyes healthy is important ,and if you follow basic rules for your gen...
For Kids, Games Can Build Strong Minds
For Kids, Games Can Build Strong Minds Here's a new reason to zap video games: Those electronic playthings keep kids fr...
For Men: Doctors Are Good for Your Health
For Men: Doctors Are Good for Your Health When it comes to managing personal health, men are missing the mark. Conseque...
For Seniors: Choosing a New Doctor
For Seniors: Choosing a New Doctor You may have had the same doctor for years. Even so, a time may come when he or she ...
For Seniors: Don’t Brush Off Dental Care
For Seniors: Don’t Brush Off Dental Care Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with...
For Seniors: How About Losing Weight Today?
For Seniors: How About Losing Weight Today? Much to our dismay, it is quite common for people to gain weight as they ag...
For Seniors: How to Prevent Falls
For Seniors: How to Prevent Falls As you age, your risk for falling increases. According to the CDC, more than one-thir...
For Seniors: Is It More Than the Blues?
For Seniors: Is It More Than the Blues? Everyone has feelings of sadness or unhappiness now and then. When feelings of ...
For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat
For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature—especially heat—a...
For Women: Take This Risk to Heart
For Women: Take This Risk to Heart Cardiovascular disease is women's top killer. According to the National Heart, Lung,...
For Your Heart's Sake, Lower Your Cholesterol
For Your Heart's Sake, Lower Your Cholesterol There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason....
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues People of any sexual orientation can face health problems. But people who a...
Get in the Swim
Get in the Swim As exercise goes, swimming offers its own unique set of benefits. Besides providing a good workout for ...
Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits
Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits A typical doctor's office visit lasts between 15 and 30 minutes. That gives your h...
Get to the Heart of Oral Health
Get to the Heart of Oral Health Did you know that research shows a link between gum disease and heart disease and strok...
Getting the Most for Your Health Club Dollar
Getting the Most for Your Health Club Dollar Joining a fitness facility is costly—from a few hundred dollars to more th...
Getting the Most from a Mental Health Support Group
Getting the Most from a Mental Health Support Group If you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, or another mental hea...
Give Your Energy Level a Tune-Up
Give Your Energy Level a Tune-Up Do you often feel sluggish during the day? It might be time to give your energy level ...
Give Your Health a Lift
Give Your Health a Lift Forget everything you think you know about lifting weights. First, toss out the notion that it'...
Glasses Can Help Even Young Children
Glasses Can Help Even Young Children When should a child get his or her first pair of glasses? When he or she needs the...
Guarding Against Medical Scams
Guarding Against Medical Scams From television infomercials touting the latest medical "cures," to mail-order schemes a...
Guidelines for Raising Smoke-Free Kids
Guidelines for Raising Smoke-Free Kids Every day more than 4,000 U.S. teenagers try smoking, and 28 percent of them wil...
Hand Tool Safety
Hand Tool Safety Despite the advent of power tools that do everything from drilling holes to driving nails, conventiona...
Handling Hazardous Materials at Home
Handling Hazardous Materials at Home Many common household products contain chemicals that can cause injury or death if...
Have a Hazard-Free Halloween
Have a Hazard-Free Halloween When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o'-lan...
Hazardous Substances Demand Your Respect
Hazardous Substances Demand Your Respect Depending where you work and the substances you handle, you may be at risk of ...
Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as a car acciden...
Health Myths and Facts
Health Myths and Facts Have you heard the one about antiperspirants causing breast cancer? It's not true, but at least ...
Health Newcomer: The Patient Advocate
Health Newcomer: The Patient Advocate The average doctor visit lasts less than 15 minutes, so if you've got lots of que...
Healthy Secrets: Avoiding the Ravages of Age
Healthy Secrets: Avoiding the Ravages of Age The process of aging is influenced by both genetic and environmental facto...
Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life
Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NID...
Heart Attack Treatment Options
Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Heart Attack Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such a...
Heart Attacks and Women
Heart Attacks and Women According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease is the leading cause of dea...
Heart Disease: Communicating with Several Providers
Heart Disease: Communicating with Several Providers If you are like most people with heart disease, you have several pr...
Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief
Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease. Not only are you...
Heart Disease: How Disease Management Helps
Heart Disease: How Disease Management Helps Regular physical activity and a heart-healthy diet are two essential compon...
Heart Disease: Keep Your Gums Healthy
Heart Disease: Keep Your Gums Healthy People with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than people with he...
Heart Disease: Managing Multiple Medications
Heart Disease: Managing Multiple Medications Like many people with heart disease, you probably take more than one medic...
Heart Failure: After Hospitalization
Heart Failure: After Hospitalization Being in the hospital for heart failure can be a difficult and frightening experie...
Heart Failure: Breathe More Easily
Heart Failure: Breathe More Easily One of the earliest symptoms of heart failure is shortness of breath. Your heart can...
Heart Failure: Getting the Care You Need
Heart Failure: Getting the Care You Need If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with heart failure, you probably have...
Heartburn Medicine May Put Your Bones at Risk
Heartburn Medicine May Put Your Bones at Risk The “purple pill” and its brethren are probably no strangers to your tele...
Help for a Child with a Cold
Help for a Child with a Cold It starts with a sneeze and a runny nose. From your child's symptoms, you suspect you're d...
Help for Hair Loss
Help for Hair Loss Hair loss is a natural part of the cycle of hair growth. Each hair on your head will grow for two to...
Help for Tension Headaches
Help for Tension Headaches Almost everyone has a tension headache from time to time. These headaches aren’t caused by a...
Help for the Holiday Blues
Help for the Holiday Blues The holidays can be a stressful time. The festivities can lead to anxiety related to excessi...
Help Your Babysitter Prepare for Anything
Help Your Babysitter Prepare for Anything Everyday activities keep many parents so busy that they can't take their chil...
Help Your Back Work for You
Help Your Back Work for You Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that u...
Help Your Children Chill Out
Help Your Children Chill Out Overscheduling. Rushed families. High parental expectations. Goading from peers. Getting i...
Help Your Teen Take Charge of Asthma
Help Your Teen Take Charge of Asthma Whether your teenager has had asthma for several years or he or she was recently d...
Helping a Friend With an Addiction
Helping a Friend with an Addiction When a friend shows signs of abusing alcohol or other drugs, it is hard to know what...
Helping Children Conquer Fear
Helping Children Conquer Fear Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? When you were 4 or 5 years old, you probably were. If ...
Helping Kids Cope with a Divorce
Helping Kids Cope with a Divorce Many American children are affected by divorce each year. Those youngsters often feel ...
Helping Others Understand Your Migraine
Helping Others Understand Your Migraine When you have a migraine, you may get mixed reactions from family and friends. ...
Helping Someone with a Mental Illness
Helping Someone with a Mental Illness Caring for someone you love who is sick or disabled is never easy. When the illne...
Helping Someone with Memory Loss
Helping Someone with Memory Loss Diagnosing memory problems can be confusing. In older people, it's easy to mistake suc...
Helping Teens Embrace Self-Care
Helping Teens Embrace Self-Care Before teens leave home, parents need to teach them to make their own health care decis...
Helping to Prevent a Second Heart Attack
Helping to Prevent a Second Heart Attack Most Americans survive a first heart attack but are at increased risk for anot...
Helping Your Children Cope With Death
Helping Your Children Cope With Death The death of a loved one is difficult for anyone. But for children, such a loss c...
Hepatitis C: A Threat from the Past
Hepatitis C: A Threat from the Past Millions of baby boomers may have a dangerous illness and not know it. The illness ...
Hiccup Remedies
Hiccup Remedies Hic. Hic. There it goes again. Hic. Although a momentary nuisance for most people, hiccups have engende...
Home Remedies: What Works? What Doesn’t?
Home Remedies: What Works? What Doesn't? You might like the idea of treating common health problems with home remedies....
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