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Why Won't My Ankle Sprain Heal?
Sprained ankles are painful and can limit your ability to walk, so accurate diagnosis and treatment are necessary. ... Click to read more

Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Insurers Efforts To Deny Patients Coverage
Americans believe insurance companies should not be allowed to deny coverage for people with chronic diseases. ... Click to read more

Reading Sunscreen Labels Can Save Your Family's Health
Studies show that parents need to exercise caution when choosing the right sunscreen for their kids. ... Click to read more

Struggling With Addiction? Tips On Finding Quality Treatment
Treating addiction doesn't have to be something you do alone. ... Click to read more

Combating Cancer In Young Women Online
Several communities are making a particular effort to see that young women have reliable online resources when it comes to breast cancer. ... Click to read more

Rural Hospital Closings In Missouri Reach Critical Level
Air ambulances get critically ill Missourians to the medical help they need when they need it. ... Click to read more

Veterans Today
If you or someone you care about is among America's more than 20 million veterans, here are a few facts and figures you may find of note. Do you know how people who are blind support our nation's veterans? ... Click to read more

What To Do When The 'Lice Letter' Comes Home
Don't panic, but do take control. ... Click to read more

Antibiotics And Your Dentist?CDC Urges You To Be Antibiotics Aware
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages the public to Be Antibiotics Aware by talking with their dentists about when antibiotics are needed for their oral health. ... Click to read more

What To Do When Life Makes You A Caregiver For Someone You Love
Providing encouragement and fostering understanding for those providing care for their loved ones. ... Click to read more

Is Your Sunscreen Harming The Reefs and Your Health?
Research shows a chemical in certain sunscreens is killing coral reefs and can harm the human body. ... Click to read more

Long Term Care Benefits: Secure Your Future, Protect Your Retirement
Active and retired members of the uniformed services can apply for stand-alone long term care insurance. ... Click to read more

Five Senior Health Myths
Some people have mistaken ideas that can jeopardize their health. ... Click to read more

Parents Hold The Key To Reducing Underage Drinking
Parents hold the key to helping kids make good decisions about alcohol use. ... Click to read more

Protect Your Health By Protecting Your Retirement Savings
Studies suggest taking care of your health involves fiscal as well as physical action. ... Click to read more

Ending The Tragedy Of 'Family Fire'
Every year, nearly 3,000 kids are shot by guns that come from the home. ... Click to read more

Top Five Toy Safety Tips
Whether your children are enjoying their favorite toys or picking out new ones, these tips can help to make sure they stay safe while they play. ... Click to read more

Thirty Years Later?Laser Vision Correction Remains A Good Option For Many
LASIK is a popular answer to vision troubles. ... Click to read more

Three Cool Ideas For A Better Night's Rest
Some 50 million Americans are affected by intermittent sleep problems. ... Click to read more

New Transplants Are Changing Lives
Changing lives in incredible new ways. ... Click to read more

How To Stop A 'Silent Killer'
There's a health condition that can be deadly, and often shows no signs or symptoms?but you can protect yourself from it. ... Click to read more

Is LASIK Safe? Plus, Answers To Six More Questions About LASIK
Answers to the six most-asked questions about LASIK. ... Click to read more

Don't Let Nausea Spoil Your Life
A science called neuromodulation can help you from feeling nauseate ... Click to read more

Connecting Caregivers To Local Resources And Support
Older adults and their loved ones can get advice and support on caregiving from the Eldercare Locator. ... Click to read more

When It Comes To Stroke, It's OK To Overreact
Stroke is serious; quick treatment can be the deciding factor between recovery and disability. ... Click to read more

A Great Way To Tap Into A Hot Job Sector
Careers that make a difference. ... Click to read more

Reducing On-The-Job Stress Improves The Classroom Experience
The teacher's self-care is an important tool for providing a better classroom experience for students. ... Click to read more

Grant Awarded For Novel Community Health Solutions
People living just five miles apart can have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years. ... Click to read more

Make Vision A Focus
Take steps to protect your vision so you can see the people and things you love for years to come. ... Click to read more

Everyone With ALS Counts
Learning about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an important step in the battle to defeat it. ... Click to read more

Nurses Now Do More Than Ever
The next time you visit a hospital, you may be surprised at just how much of what happens there is done by nurses. ... Click to read more

When It Comes To Making Resolutions, June Is The New January
Stay active in hot weather by taking your workout indoors. ... Click to read more

Sun Smart Schools: Teaching Students Sun Safety In Nevada
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States but in many cases it can be prevented ... Click to read more

The ABCs Of IBD Treatments
When you're an active member of your health care team, you and your doctor can come up with the best treatment for you. ... Click to read more

Increasing IBD Patient Participation In Clinical Trials
Clinical trials can lead to new and better treatments. ... Click to read more

America Can Put Martin Luther King's Philosophy Of Love Into Practice Today
We don't have to ask what Martin Luther King Jr. would say to us, if he'd lived to see this moment in our history. ... Click to read more

How Your Next Dental Visit Could Save Your Life
Your dentist may be the first to spot serious medical problems, such as cancer, while they're easiest to treat. ... Click to read more

A Heart Disease Risk Even Your Doctor May Not Know About
It's a healthy idea to know all your cholesterol numbers, no matter how fit you feel. ... Click to read more

What's This Bump On My Foot?
Bumps on feet can signal serious or nonserious conditions, so it's best to have all bumps properly examined by a foot and ankle surgeon. ... Click to read more

How Americans In 'Food Deserts' Or 'Food Swamps' Can Still Fight Off Obesity
It's never too early or too late to make positive changes in your diet or fitness. ... Click to read more

What You Need To Know About Dental Implants
Implant treatment is considered standard of care and has the best long-term success rate. ... Click to read more

Unique Mushroom Extract AHCC? Shows Promise For Lyme Disease
New way to alleviate Lyme disease symptoms. ... Click to read more

Keep The Spring In Your Step: Good Reasons To Exercise After Age 50
There are ways to train without undo strain. ... Click to read more

Out With The Old, In With The Old-Inspired: Retro-Feeling Essentials Make At-Home Fitness Fun Again
Four ways to make healthy living more fun. ... Click to read more

How Accident Victims Can Find Justice
An American is accidentally injured every second. If you're ever among them, there are things you should know. ... Click to read more

A Honey Of A Solution To Rough, Dry Skin
Simple ways honey can help dry skin feel more supple. ... Click to read more

Know Your Risk Of Heart Disease
For a growing number of American women, knowing their numbers may just save their life. ... Click to read more

Understanding Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis
If you're among the 1.6 million Americans with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, there are a few facts you may find helpful to know. ... Click to read more

Reuniting Long-Lost Loved Ones
Imagine your loved ones are caught up in an international disaster or armed conflict and you have no idea whether they're safe. Fortunately, the world's largest humanitarian network can help. ... Click to read more

What You Should Know About Heart Valve Disease
Here's health information to take to heart. ... Click to read more

Healthy Living And Macular Degeneration: Tips To Protect Your Vision
Health news you may be glad to see. ... Click to read more

Atrial Fibrillation: When The Heart Skips A Beat
Atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart-beat, can cause chaos over time?but there are ways to treat it. ... Click to read more

My Vision Is Blurry, But Eyeglasses Don't Help
Some eye conditions cannot be corrected with eyeglasses?but they can be helped. ... Click to read more

How To C.A.R.E. About Being Your Best
C.A.R.E to live a healthier, happier, more active lifestyle. ... Click to read more

Five Reasons Your Hearing Aids Should Connect To Your Smartphone
Now hear this. ... Click to read more

Why?And How?To 'Heart' Your Kidneys, Every Day
Your kidneys are as essential to life as other vital organs, such as your heart. ... Click to read more

It's Flu Season: CDC Reminds Public That Antibiotics Do Not Treat Flu
Everyone 6 months or older should get a yearly flu vaccine. ... Click to read more

How To Help Sick Friends And Family Near And Far
Facing a Serious Health Condition?Stories of Strength and Life with a Rare Lung Disease ... Click to read more

Protecting Your Privacy
Some people are taking an unhealthy interest in your medical information?but they can be stopped. ... Click to read more

How To Help Sick Friends And Family Near And Far
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Mind-Body Workshops Help Military Heroes Heal
Tools and resources for coping with stress and trauma. ... Click to read more

Two Pilot Clinical Studies Show Promising Results: AHCC Mushroom Extract May Eradicate Recurrent HPV Infections in Women
Scientists have found a way to use a mushroom extract to help women infected with HPV. ... Click to read more

Living Well With Dementia In The Community
More support is available for people with dementia and their caregivers than ever before. ... Click to read more

How Older Adults Can Combat Loneliness And Social Isolation Through Exercise
An exercise class can be a great place for older people to make new friends. ... Click to read more

Keep Your Brain Fit
Scientific evidence points to the important role of hearing health in maintaining quality of life long-term. ... Click to read more

How To Look Out For Your Lips This Winter
When it's cold outside?and hot and dry inside?your lips need extra care to stay soft and feel comfortable. Here are five tips that can help. ... Click to read more

Five Tips To Help Minnesotans Quit Smoking
If you or someone you care about would like to quit smoking, here are five steps that can help. ... Click to read more

Live Life Well: Keeping Your Resolutions In 2018
Next year could be better than ever for you. ... Click to read more

Give The Gift Of Sight This Holiday Season
Take steps to protect your sight. ... Click to read more

Use Your Brain To Tackle Tinnitus
Sometimes, the problem with hearing loss is not just that you can't hear sounds that are there, it's that you can hear sounds that are not. ... Click to read more

Finding Help With Expensive Medications
If you or someone you love has a chronic disease or a life-threatening condition, pharmaceutical manufacturers offer you a gift of hope. ... Click to read more

Get Help Taking Your Medicine
If you have a hard time keeping track of what meds you need to take when, your pharmacist can help. ... Click to read more

Medical Device Professional Living With Diabetes Now Uses The Insulin Pump He Helped Get Approved In The U.S.
Insulin pump technology can help people with diabetes enjoy greater freedom and better health. ... Click to read more

Reducing Your Risk Of Heart Attack
Protect heart health with diet, exercise and taking prescribed medication. ... Click to read more

Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season
Keep stress at bay and stay in the holiday spirit. ... Click to read more

The Truth About Alcohol During The Holidays: How To Eat, Drink And Be Merry (Responsibly)
Steps to reduce the risks of overindulging in drinking during the holiday season. ... Click to read more

Four Big Reasons For Little Kids To See An Orthodontist
Although parents may assume that they must wait until a child has all of his or her permanent teeth before seeing an orthodontist, all children should get a checkup with an orthodontist no later than age 7. ... Click to read more

Tackling Depression Can Lead To A Happier New Year
Expert advice on handling depression and the blues. ... Click to read more

Tips For Coping With Depression While Traveling
Don't let the stress of travel make depression worse. ... Click to read more

New Survey Finds Teen Acne Can Take The 'Self' Out Of Selfie
Teens today don't have to let acne get in the way of engaging with friends through a typical teenage activity. ... Click to read more

Top Five Tips To Stay Fit This Holiday Season
Don't let your fitness and diet goals get pushed to the side during the holidays. ... Click to read more

How To Deal With DOMS
Don't let a few aches and pains put you off your exercise routine. ... Click to read more

Tips To Help You Get Ahead Of Sepsis
Pay attention to infections. If an infection doesn't get better, seek medical care immediately. ... Click to read more

Bring Your Exercise Routine In From The Cold
Staying in shape when it's cold out doesn't need to be a challenge. ... Click to read more

Five Reasons To Get Your Hearing Tested Today
It's a good idea to get your hearing checked. ... Click to read more

National Survey Reveals Most Americans Are Unaware Of Key Cancer Risk Factors
Reducing cancer risk may be simpler than you realize. ... Click to read more

Older People Improve Life For Others And Themselves
Many older Americans have discovered sharing their accumulated wisdom with others who need help can be a big win all around. ... Click to read more

Combating The Opioid Epidemic In Appalachia
Individuals, government agencies, and businesses are taking steps to reduce the opioid crisis—and you can be part of the solution. ... Click to read more

Managing A COPD Diagnosis—Tips For Living Well
It can be confusing and scary when you first find out that you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a leading cause of death in the United States—but there are ways to keep living life to the fullest. ... Click to read more

New Guide-lines Mean More Americans Have High Blood Pressure—You Could Be One Of Them
New blood pressure guidelines will change how high blood pressure is detected, prevented, managed and treated. ... Click to read more

Antibiotics Aren't Always The Answer CDC Urges Public To Be Antibiotics Aware
Learn about safe antibiotic use. ... Click to read more

What You Should Know About Vaccines
Three easy steps to protection. ... Click to read more

Have A Deliciously Healthy Holiday Season
Find small, simple ways to incorporate more nutrition in holiday foods, without losing flavor. ... Click to read more

Surprising Perks Of Your Medicare Plan
Some Medicare plans offer free fitness memberships through programs such as SilverSneakers. ... Click to read more

Common Small Business Health Insurance Misconceptions
While health care can be mystifying, small businesses need not fall prey to misinformation and myths. ... Click to read more

It's All In The Stars: Rating System For Medicare Plans Explained
Seniors enrolling in Medicare often are surprised to discover that most Medicare health and prescription drug plans are measured by a five-star rating system. ... Click to read more

Healthy Holiday Eating Is Easier Than You Think
Smart snacking can help keep your energy up and your appetite under control. ... Click to read more

A Closer Look At LASIK Success Rates
When it comes to vision correction, the satisfaction rate for LASIK surgery is 96 percent. ... Click to read more

Fortify Against The Flu At Work With Feng Shui
Flu-fighting, energy-enhancing Feng Shui tips for your office. ... Click to read more

Your Money And Your Health: When It Comes To Probiotics, Less Is More
Though too small to see, probiotics can be a big deal when it comes to your health. ... Click to read more

Shock Chlorination Of Water Wells: What You Need To Know
Shocking facts about disinfecting a well. ... Click to read more

Three Easy Ways To Improve Your Life
Helpful hints to ease and enhance your life. ... Click to read more

Five Helpful Tips For Staying Fit And Fantastic After Age 50
Heed these five hints on keeping healthy, active and pain-free as you age. ... Click to read more

Understanding IPF—A Rare Lung Disease
Doctors today can treat a serious, irreversible lung disease. ... Click to read more

Majority Of First Responders Have Experienced Symptoms Related To Mental Health, Need Support To Receive Care, According To New Survey
First responders know how to save others but may need help saving themselves. ... Click to read more

Help For People With Problem Perspiration
A common but hidden scourge, excessive sweating—hyperhidrosis—is a serious medical condition. ... Click to read more

Medicare Open Enrollment Means More To Boomers Than Ever
Identify health care savings opportunities. ... Click to read more

Get Back On Your Feet—Tips For Running At Any Age
Take advantage of a free fitness membership. ... Click to read more

What Wise Wisconsinites Will Eat For Better Smiles
Here's nutrition news you can really get your teeth into: A balanced diet is essential for a healthy smile as well as good for the rest of you. ... Click to read more

Keep Kids Fit
One in five school age children is obese—but yours don't have to be. ... Click to read more

Vital Advice For Hearing Aid Wearers
Four tips to protect you in an emergency. ... Click to read more

Give The Gift Of Music For The Present Of A Lifetime
Make singing holiday songs extra special. ... Click to read more

NHLBI: Exploring Research Directions In Hope Of A Widely Available Cure For Sickle Cell Disease
Safe and effective treatments for sickle cell disease may soon be widely available. ... Click to read more

Clearing Away The Clouds Of Turbidity
Cloudy well water can be cause for concern. Testing can help. ... Click to read more

Progress Against Cancer
Significant advances against cancer have resulted in a steadily declining cancer death rate. ... Click to read more

Womanhood Is Not Defined By A Uterus: Debunking Myths About Hysterectomy
Doctors today can perform hysterectomies without causing early menopause. ... Click to read more

Myths And Facts: Clearing Up A Few Misconceptions About Eye Exams
Eye exams play a vital role in maintaining your health. ... Click to read more

Don't Risk Life And Limb: Know The Signs Of Peripheral Artery Disease
Leg pain could be a signal that your heart is at risk. ... Click to read more

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Pile on the produce and reduce chronic diseases. ... Click to read more

Five Myths And Facts About Cholesterol
Understanding and managing cholesterol is an important part of protecting heart health. ... Click to read more

Tips On Choosing A Lice Treatment For Back-To-School
Parents today have a variety of over-the-counter options for treating lice. Here's a look at the three most common. ... Click to read more

Laser Vision Correction For Life's Major Milestones
Big life transitions are a good time to consider LASIK eye surgery. ... Click to read more

Our Journey To Conquer Cancer Needs More Fuel
Public investment in cancer research offers hope to millions. ... Click to read more

Pregnancy Planning—An App For That
Many women keep track of their body's ability to have a baby with help from an ingenious app. ... Click to read more

Five Fun Ways To Welcome The Tooth Fairy
When it's time for the Tooth Fairy to visit your house, you can celebrate the occasion in some special ways. ... Click to read more

Crispy Fruit Snacks In The Lunchbox Get An A+
A healthy lunch and nutritious snacks can keep kids happy and attentive throughout the school day. ... Click to read more

Cherish Your Hearing For Life
How to handle hearing loss. ... Click to read more

Spread The Word, Not The Flu
The best way to help prevent the flu is to get an annual flu vaccination. ... Click to read more

Four Ways To Show Your School Spirit
Fun ways to demonstrate your school pride. ... Click to read more

Screen To Keep Spine Trouble From Getting Worse
It's time to check kids for scoliosis. ... Click to read more

When Veterans' Caregivers Are Left Behind
Older disabled veterans may not get all the benefits more recent ones do. ... Click to read more

A Guide For Health Care And Insurance Usage: Four Factors That Inform Americans' Health Care Decisions
Access to quality health care and reliable insurance coverage is in a constant state of change. ... Click to read more

SilverSneakers Celebrates 25 Years of Health and Happiness
Free fitness classes for older adults. ... Click to read more

Six Amazing Secrets Behind Your Smile
Each smile is unique. What does yours say about you? ... Click to read more

Learning To Trust Your Gut: Not As Simple As It Sounds
Trust your gut to keep you healthy. ... Click to read more

Scientists Discover A Better Way To Clean Teeth
Here's something to smile about. ... Click to read more

Prioritize Your Child's Eyesight This School Year
The back-to-school season is a great time to check in on your child's sight. ... Click to read more

Saved By The Scan
You've quit smoking, now take the next step toward protecting your health. ... Click to read more

Prostate Cancer Facts And Figures That May Save Your Life
If you or someone you care about is a man over 50, now may be a good time to ask a doctor about prostate cancer screening. ... Click to read more

Building Healthy Communities
Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several chronic diseases. ... Click to read more

How To Use Nutrition To Make It Through Menopause
Ease the symptoms that occur with age, naturally. ... Click to read more

Nurse And Mother Of Two Takes New Approach To Finally Lose The Weight
If you ever fear you have a fat chance of being slim, consider the case of Bayyinah Guerrant. ... Click to read more

Dieting For Dollars
Thanks to "weight loss wagering" with HealthyWage, for many people, looking slimmer means a fatter wallet. ... Click to read more

How To Sleep Better When You Travel
Five steps toward better sleep, a better trip and even better productivity and relationships. ... Click to read more

Two Keys To Protecting Water Wells From Contamination
Protect your water quality. ... Click to read more



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