Staying healthy with helpful, practical advice about common illnesses. Select from the many informative articles below.
- 1 Exercising Safely in Cold Weather
- 2 Living with Diabetes
- 3 Coping with Migranes
- 4 Head Lice
- 5 Controlling Your Asthma
- 6 Preventing and Treating Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
- 7 Ear Infections in Children
- 8 Insomnia
- 9 The ABCs of STDs–Facts for Teens
- 10 Relief from Sinusitis
- 11 Controlling High Blood Pressure
- 12 Fever, sore throat, runny nose…sound familiar?
- 13 Taking Care of Dry Skin
- 14 Communicating With Your Doctor
- 15 Halloween Safety
- 16 Don’t Forget Checkups in Your Back-to-School Planning
- 17 Facing the Challenges of Aging
- 18 Summer Safety 101
- 19 Taking the Fear Out of Going to the Doctor’s Office
- 20 A Not-So-Welcome Return for Allergies
- 21 Cold or Flu? The Question of the Season
- 22 Beware of Fad Diets
Starting or maintaining an exercise regimen outside during the fall and winter seasons can be difficult because of the chilly or downright cold weather. However, exercising outdoors in cold weather can be safe and fun if the proper precautions are taken.
Imagine what it would be like if your body lacked the ability to convert properly the foods you eat to give you the energy you need. For the more than 16 million Americans living with diabetes, that challenge is a daily reality. However, there are more options today than ever before to help those with diabetes lead healthy, active lives.
Understanding what triggers migraines, and communicating your symptoms openly with your physician, can help determine the best treatment for you.
Head lice affects 12 million people each year, mostly children ages 3 -10 and their families. Head lice can be a problem for many elementary schools.
Summertime often includes outdoor activities and hot, humid weather, factors that can worsen the symptoms for asthma sufferers.
Summertime often includes activities like gardening, hiking, camping and other outdoor sports. Unfortunately, these activities can often bring the itchy rash of poison ivy, oak or sumac. Before venturing outside for your favorite outdoor activity, learn more about these plants.
Middle ear infections account for up to 30 percent of pediatric office visits in America. A child�s risk of getting ear infections decreases with age, as the structures of the ears enlarge and the immune system becomes stronger.
Approximately one-third of the adult population worldwide suffers from insomnia each year. Without enough sleep, you may experience reduced concentration, irritability, or decreased motor skills and memory.
One out of every eight adolescents gets an STD. Be informed to keep yourself healthy.
Approximately 15 percent of Americans suffer from sinusitis, which is a swelling of the sinuses, or air passages behind the cheekbones, eyebrows and jaw.
High blood pressure affects more than 50 million Americans, making it one of the most common heart conditions in the United States.
Many illnesses commonly seen during the winter months have similar symptoms. But mistaking one illness for another could lead to extended illness or serious complications.
The cold winter weather can make your skin dry, chapped or cracked. If you have persistent dryness, see your doctor for help. Otherwise, follow these tips for keeping your skin soft.
As with all successful relationships, honest and open communication is the key to establishing an effective doctor/patient partnership.
Halloween should be a fun time, and it can be fun if everyone is safe. Make sure to plan costumes carefully and to examine all treats before eating them.
During an annual checkup, your doctor will make sure your child is meeting all relevant growth development and preventive care measures for his or her age–including making sure that all appropriate immunizations are up to date.
Although aging can be challenging, there’s a lot we can do to stay “young at heart.”
Summer can be fun — but make sure you’re prepared to deal with some of summer’s most common ailments.
Alleviate your child’s fears of going to the doctor and help build trust with the physician by taking the time to prepare for the visit.
Allergies can have symptoms similar to the common cold. Your physician can test for allergies and prescribe helpful medication.
Both the cold and the flu are caused by viruses, and both are very contagious, but the symptoms are quite different.
High protein diets may promise quick and easy weight loss methods, but these benefits are not without health risks.
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