Health & Fitness


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.

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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.

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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.

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Twice A Victim: Finding A Path Forward After An Accident
Because there are often long delays in collecting payments for legitimate insurance claims, injured parties can become "twice victims."

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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Moving? This Is Why You Need To Get Your Next Mattress Online
If you're one of the 35 million Americans moving this year—and even if you're not—consider replacing your old mattress with an easy direct-to-consumer online brand. Here's why.

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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.

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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.

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Five Senior Health Myths
Some people have mistaken ideas that can jeopardize their health.

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

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Moving? This Is Why You Need To Get Your Next Mattress Online
If you're one of the 35 million Americans moving this year—and even if you're not—consider replacing your old mattress with an easy direct-to-consumer online brand. Here's why.

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

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

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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.

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

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You Can Breathe Easier
How to get cleaner indoor air—at home and at work.

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Plant The Seeds Of Good Oral Health
Keep your smile healthy.

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Be The Boss Of Your Diabetes: Three Self-Management Tips
Diabetes self-management education classes and resources are widely available.

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Five Tips For Prescription Medication Success
Tried-and-true tips for strengthening your everyday prescription medication habits.

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

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New Transplants Are Changing Lives
Changing lives in incredible new ways.

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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.

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

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Don't Let Nausea Spoil Your Life
A science called neuromodulation can help you from feeling nauseated.

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

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What You Need To Know About Your Ductwork
Your health and your wealth.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Parks Can Help Your Quality Of Life Grow Greater
When it comes to improving your health and happiness, research suggests, living near a park is a great move.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Hearing Loss Need Not Be A Struggle For All Involved
Hearing aids do more than help you hear. They can transform the way you interact with the world.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How To Find Balance This Year Between Fitness And Your Social Life
Stay committed to your balanced lifestyle this year with Truly Spiked & Sparkling.

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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.

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Medical Debt Guide: How To Deal With High Medical Bills
There are various options available when it comes to choosing coverage and paying for medical care costs.

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

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Unique Mushroom Extract AHCC® Shows Promise For Lyme Disease
New way to alleviate Lyme disease symptoms.

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

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Good Nutrition Made Easy For Older Adults
Older people can help their own health by watching what they eat.

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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.

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Help Detector Dogs: Don't Pack A Pest
Invasive pests cost America $40 billion a year—you can help stop them.

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Five Spring Vacation Tips
If you'll be spending time in sun-kissed climates on your next vacation, these tips can help you keep your skin and lips soft and moisturized.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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