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 Burn Prevention
Here are suggestions on how to prevent most types of burns.
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.
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 the Doctor Gives You an EKG or ECG
Did you know that electrical currents flow throughout your body? Because the strongest of these travels through your heart, doctors are able to monitor your heart by placing electrical sensors on the surface of your skin. They do this by giving you an electrocardiogram -- abbreviated either ECG or EKG (from the original German spelling of the word).
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.