Millions of Americans use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Young people especially, age 17 and under, have quickly taken up their use: Substantially more young people use e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product, including traditional combustible tobacco cigarettes.
Despite their popularity, little is known about the health effects of e-cigarettes. Read More
Make sure your vaccine records are up to date! Read More
When you or a loved one gets sick or injured, going to the right place helps ensure getting the care you need quickly and efficiently. This helpful checklist will help you evaluate whether you should seek attention at an Immediate Care or the Emergency Room. Read More
Gentlemen, it’s probably not going to get better on its own. Speak up about your most personal health concerns.
A physician who specializes in the male reproductive system and urinary tract called a urologist can help provide solutions. If you have urologic health concerns, talk with your doctor about first steps and referrals. Read More
Almost 24 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease—and many of them are women.
Your immune system is your body’s strongest defense against outside attackers, whether these are environmental factors or common bacteria and viruses you pick up from other people. So what happens when it turns on itself? Read More
Anyone can have a stroke. Everyone should be ready. Learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs! Read More
Your house is messy, and you feel miserable. Believe it or not, research has shown it’s common to feel this way.
According to a National Sleep Foundation survey, roughly 75 percent of people sleep better when they have clean sheets. Additionally, individuals who live in clean homes are generally healthier than their counterparts living in clutter, according to research conducted at Indiana University. Read More
Test your knowledge about this vital annual vaccine.
True or False:
- If you received a flu shot last year, you don’t need to get another one
- Everyone should get a flu shot
- A flu shot is the only way to protect yourself against the flu
This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago, and has already caused the deaths of more children than what normally would be expected at this time of the year, federal health officials have said. What can I do to avoid getting sick?
Car travel provides greater control over your environment than other types of transportation. It also gives you freedom to modify your itinerary based on weather conditions and your health. Follow these tips for safe travel.
Prior to your trip, schedule a checkup with your primary care physician or board-certified allergist and discuss your travel plans. Review your Asthma or Anaphylaxis Action Plan, talk about the allergens, irritants or activities that tend to set off your symptoms and what steps you can take while traveling to stay healthy.
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December 3rd through 9th spotlights the importance of Influenza Vaccination and handwashing awareness and staying healthy.
CDC established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Read More
You don't have to be a cynic about health risks to doubt the value of lots of chemicals attached to almost everything you use.
A dose of health skepticism is healthy. Read More
Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Read More
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer.
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We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Eat right - From cooking to food shopping, get tips for choosing smart foods for your family.
Get Active - Learn how to make family time active to maintain a healthy weight.
Reduce Screen Time - Step away from the screen! Find out how to limit computer and TV time.