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.
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 Can My Pharmacist Do for Me?
Today's pharmacists counsel you on how to use your medicine correctly and help protect you against overdoses and dangerous drug interactions.
What Every Parent Should Know About Vaccinations
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 to Do About a 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?
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.
What You Must Know About Suicide
In many cases of suicide or attempted suicide, undiagnosed and untreated mental illness—especially depression—is to blame.
What You Need to Know About STDs
Your body usually tells you when you are in danger -- your heart races, you breathe hard, your palms sweat. But when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), you may not have any warning signs.
When to Call 911, Your Doctor, or the Hospital
The 911 emergency response system, a hospital emergency room, and your doctor 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?
Why Childhood Immunizations Are Important
Vaccinations not only protect your child from deadly diseases such as polio, tetanus, and diphtheria, but they also keep other children safe by eliminating or greatly decreasing dangerous diseases that used to spread from child to child.
Why Your Doctor Uses Medical Imaging
If you're scheduled for an X-ray or imaging test, here are some things you should know about various procedures, what they're used for and any risks involved.
Winter's Cool Advice: Watch Out for Hypothermia
Anyone who doesn't dress warmly enough or gets overheated then chilled while outside risks developing hypothermia.
Women's Guide to Staying Healthy
Women can't always stay healthy and prevent disease. But by having certain screening tests and practicing healthful behaviors, they are more likely to live long, healthy lives.
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 Child and Vitamin D
Shunning milk and the sun is more and more common for children, and the result is a lack of vitamin D.
Your Lips Need Protection
Your skin contains oil that protects it from drying out and from extreme temperatures, but your lips do not.
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.