For Your Heart's Sake, Lower Your Cholesterol
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.
Free Your Home of Asthma Triggers
Common asthma triggers are dust mites, pets and pet dander, cockroaches, mold, tobacco smoke and pollen.
Genetics and Illness: What's Your Fate?
Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.
Get to the Heart of Oral Health
Evidence is mounting that people with periodontal (gum) disease may be more at risk for heart disease and stroke.
Good Oral Health Practices
Brushing twice a day will help get rid of plaque, the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
Good Sources of Antioxidants
The most important antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, including beta carotene.
Guard Your Baby from Rotavirus
A vaccine can protect babies from rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants.
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.
High Blood Pressure Glossary
Knowing the definitions of terms your doctor may use when talking with you about your blood pressure is important.
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 Make the Move 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.
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 and Treat Ingrown Hairs
Folliculitis, or ingrown hairs, can occur anywhere on the skin or scalp. It resembles pimple-like eruptions or crusty sores.
How to Prevent Osteoarthritis
The less unnecessary stress you put on your joints, the less likely they are to wear out prematurely.