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Health information especially for seniors.
A shingles shot might save your eyesight
Shingles in the eye can lead to permanent vision loss.
Gardening with arthritis
Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying your garden.
Try these bone-building exercises
Keep your bones strong and fight osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercises. Here’s how.
Risk factors for stroke and how to control them
What you can do to help protect yourself from stroke.
Arthritis: Getting a good night's rest
Quality sleep is especially important if you have arthritis.
Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
When allergies make you wheeze
Avoiding these culprits might help control your symptoms.
Study shows kids at risk from inhaler mistakes
Proper use helps protect kids from serious asthma attacks.
Hay fever: A sneeze on the breeze
Spring is here. Has your nose sprung a leak?
Aspirin and asthma don't mix
Aspirin and other common over-the-counter medicines may make asthma worse.
Find out what can cause an asthma attack.
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Statins are safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis
They can lower cholesterol and inflammation.
The emotional side of arthritis
Take steps to cope with the emotional effects of arthritis.
Weight loss can improve knee arthritis
With each pound you put on, your knees absorb about 4 extra pounds of pressure.
A guide to total knee replacement
Know when it's needed, how it's done and when you'll recover.
Arthritis: How much exercise is too much?
Know when to say when.
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
The sun and your skin
Too much exposure to the sun's UV rays can damage your skin in a variety of ways.
Sunscreen smarts (video)
More is better to help protect your exposed skin from sunburn—and possibly skin cancer.
Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
Life after cancer treatment
A focus on healthy habits can’t guarantee your cancer won’t return, but it can give you a sense of control.
Talking to a friend or relative who has cancer
Knowing when to talk, what to say and how to listen.
Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Teen breakups can turn violent
Parents should be aware of the risk of violence after teens break up.
Does '13 Reasons Why' spur suicides?
Two studies shed light on how it may harm or help.
U.S. measles cases continue to spread
Most of those sickened weren't vaccinated.
Soft bedding to blame for many infant deaths
What parents need to know to keep babies safe.
5 crib safety tips every parent should know (video)
Don’t clutter the crib—watch to learn what does and doesn’t belong with sleeping babies.
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
FDA warns against secondhand test strips
Tell your doctor if you can't afford test strips.
Game-day advice for kids with type 1 diabetes (video)
Take a few precautions to help young athletes be at their best.
Discover how diabetes can harm your kidneys
See how much damage your kidneys can face if diabetes goes unchecked. Then, take a quiz and learn more.
Managing levels of this hormone is a key to controlling diabetes.
A guide to insulin pumps
If you have diabetes, using an insulin pump may be a convenient way to manage your blood sugar.
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Return to work after a heart attack? Most people do
Learn how to make the transition back easier.
Skipping breakfast may be hard on your heart
Protect your ticker with a morning meal.
It's important to learn about the risk factors for this artery-clogging disease and to take action now to protect your health.
Cut back on sodium by checking food labels
Just six types of food are responsible for much of the sodium we consume.
How to choose a whole-grain bread (video)
Check the label to be sure you're buying bread with the most benefits.
Health information especially for men.
Meds for enlarged prostate may mask prostate cancer
Men who take them may miss out on an early diagnosis.
Prostate cancer quiz
When should you talk to your doctor about prostate cancer? Find out in this
Check your risk for prostate cancer
Several factors can increase your risk of prostate cancer. But knowing your risk can help you and your doctor make a plan to protect you.
Sleep apnea: What you need to know
This serious—but treatable—sleep disorder affects an estimated 18 million Americans.
Protect your back when you travel
Your back can take a beating when you travel. Here's how to avoid the pain.
Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Sweets may zap your energy, not boost it
For a jolt of energy, try a walk instead.
4 foods that boost bone health
Plus: Certain foods that mess with calcium absorption.
How to keep bones healthy for life
Here are three super solid ways to get the job done.
Tackling big weight-loss goals
Two of the keys to losing a large amount of weight are perseverance and patience.
How to add pounds if you're underweight
For some people, adding weight can be as difficult as losing it.
Health information especially for women.
Stopping smoking lowers the risk of giving birth too early
Even heavy smokers can lower their risk if they quit now.
Despite risks, many pregnant women still drink
Drinking can cause birth defects and other problems.
Try these tips to keep pain at bay.
Hair loss help for her
Men aren't the only ones who face hair loss.
How dense are you? A guide to testing your bone mass
Bone mineral density testing measures the strength of your bones.
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