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Health information especially for seniors.
Traveling with arthritis
Don't let joint pain keep you at home.
Hot flashes after 60 and beyond? It's not that unusual
For some women, there may be a caffeine connection.
Drink up! Making sure you get enough water
Water and other fluids are especially important during exercise or warm weather.
Is dry, itchy skin a natural part of aging?
How to smooth and soothe dry skin.
Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive
Certain medicines can make skin more vulnerable to damage or allergic reactions when exposed to sunlight.
Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
What happens during an asthma attack (infographic)
When you have asthma, your airways are always swollen. An asthma attack means the swelling is worse.
5 facts about hay fever
Pollen isn't the only trigger to watch out for.
A shot to prevent sneezes?
Allergy shots could prevent another sniffly season.
Sinus trouble can be a real headache
Differentiating sinus pain from other types of headaches isn’t always easy.
Control pollution from home heating and cooling systems
How to keep your indoor air clean.
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Taking care of arthritic joints
Self-help tips for people with osteoarthritis.
Spot the signs of arthritis in kids
Just like adults, kids can get arthritis. When you know the signs to watch for, you'll know when to get help.
The first step toward treating the disease.
Knee pain: Arthritis
Know what to try when moving hurts.
Knee pain quiz
Test your knowledge.
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Cancer isn’t contagious (video)
Don’t hesitate to show your love and support to someone with cancer.
Diabetes diagnosis late in life may signal pancreatic cancer
Your risk may be tripled. Learn what to ask your doctor.
Skin cancer signs (infographic)
Checking your skin can help you spot skin cancer early. Your doctor can tell you how often to do a check.
Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
Check your risk for skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. While the disease can affect anyone, some people are more vulnerable than others.
Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Backpack basics (infographic)
Don't let your backpack weigh you down. Take a look at how to choose a sturdy backpack and carry it safely.
Back to school: A parent's checklist
Things to do before school starts.
Make bike helmets a must
Bike injuries send 25 kids to ERs every hour—11 percent of them with traumatic brain injuries.
Sex and drug use on the decline among U.S. teens
The number of teens who said they'd ever had sex dropped to its lowest point in a decade.
Teething medicines aren't good for kids, FDA warns
Numbing gels may make babies ill. What should you use instead?
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Disaster preparedness and diabetes: What you should know
If you have diabetes, you need to read this story about emergency preparedness.
5 facts: The skinny on fatty liver disease
Heavy drinking isn't the only cause of this illness.
Why you may want to switch back to human insulin
Insulin analogues do have some benefits over traditional human insulin, but the expense may not be worth it.
Diabetes at school
Make sure your child's diabetes management continues in class.
Teens and diabetes
Tips to help teens keep diabetes under control.
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Know your fats (infographic)
Learn what kinds of fats to choose, limit or avoid.
Large study confirms multivitamins don't protect against heart attack or stroke
Neither multivitamins nor minerals reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.
Feeling lonely? It doesn't help a heart condition much
And you don't have to live alone to feel alone.
Heart surgery: What to expect
Having an idea of what to expect may help ease your stress before heart surgery.
Try heart-healthy produce this summer
Not sure what to pick up at the farmer's market? Get inspired with this color-coded graphic.
Health information especially for men.
Screening out men's major health threats
Routine screening tests can help detect health problems in their early stages.
Why ignoring incontinence is a mistake for men
A new study finds that many men ignore the signs of incontinence for years—and that's a mistake.
Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
Hydration facts (infographic)
Don't wait to hydrate. Find out if you're getting enough water—and how to get your share.
Kidney stone prevention quiz
Are you making the right choices to help protect yourself from kidney stones? Find out with this quiz.
Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Produce safety: Avoid foodborne illness
Tips for safely handling produce.
Q&A: How to eat chili peppers
You can generally tell how hot a pepper is just by looking at it.
Motor munchies: 5 ideas for healthy travel treats
Try these travel-friendly snack solutions to curb in-between-meals hunger.
The right way to wash fruits and veggies
Proper cleaning (and handling) makes raw produce safer.
Cold storage safety (infographic)
Find out how long you can safely store foods in the refrigerator and freezer.
Health information especially for women.
Gynecological exams: Important for every woman
Sometimes called well-woman exams, these annual visits help keep you in good health.
Speak up! Vaginal dryness is treatable
Many women going through menopause don't talk about vaginal dryness. But proven treatment is just a conversation away.
Tampon safety 101
It never hurts to brush up on the basics.
Urinary tract infections: A common problem for women
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
Recognize sun-damaged skin
Although you can't see them, the sun's ultraviolet rays can do a number on your skin.
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