Top Health Stories Of 2011
| Practical Skin Care Tips For Men |
Though men's grooming is on the rise, it is often still the case that when guys hear the words "grooming routine," they envision a lengthy process involving many products and spending as much time in the mirror as their wives and girlfriends.
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| Advances In Prenatal Care Help Prevent Premature Birth|
Prematurity is a difficult puzzle to solve, but researchers are finally putting some of the pieces together.
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| Add a Flu Shot to your List of New Year's Resolutions!|
Many Americans associate influenza with the fall, but you may be surprised to learn that during many flu seasons, influenza activity doesn't peak until winter or early spring.
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| Military Medicine|
Most Americans know they should thank the nation's Korean War Veterans. Not everyone, however, knows for just how much.
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| Coping With Cold Weather And Heart Disease|
Give the health dangers of cold weather the cold shoulder--even if you have a heart condition--with these hints from the American Heart Association.
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| Simple Tips for Getting Fit in the New Year|
For many, controlling their weight starts with getting control of impulse eating.
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| A Cleaner Toothbrush May Mean Fewer Colds
Brushing up on your knowledge of germs and viruses --particularly when it comes to your toothbrush-may mean fewer colds for you and your family.
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| Are You Following The Doctor's Orders? |
Helpful tips to help you stay on track with a bone health treatment plan.
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| Some Long-term Care Insurance Is Better Than None|
Advice that can help keep long-term care insurance costs under control.
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| Are You Getting The Right Prescription At The Pharmacy Counter?|
What patients can do to ensure they get the medication that they've been prescribed.
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| When Does It Make Sense To Go To The Emergency Room?|
Urgent care, walk-in clinics and retail health clinics operate nationally to help care for patients who need minor medical attention.
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| Volunteers: A Key To Curing Alzheimer's Disease|
Scientists have learned a great deal about potential underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease and advancements in treatments have been accomplished in recent years.
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| New Resources Help Patients Breakaway from Cancer|
A new cancer resource navigator tool aids patients and caregivers.
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| The Remedy To Pill Confusion|
New software can help doctors make more accurate prescribing decisions and diagnoses.
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| Regenerative Medicine: Helping The Body To Heal Itself|
Regenerative medicine accelerates the body's natural healing process to help restore damaged tissues.
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| New CDC Program Created To Help Cancer Patients Prevent Infections|
There is important news for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
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| Travel-Ready Dental Care Delivered In Compact Size|
Daily oral care routine now accessible for travelers and those with limited home bathroom countertop space.
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| Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives, But Many People Don't Get Tested|
One in three people 50 years old or older has not been screened for colon cancer, a test that could save their lives.
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| Maximizing Your Cold Weather Workouts |
Many people can warm up to these four simple tips from celebrity fitness expert Jennifer Cohen to help keep up with their workouts.
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| Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy Among Young Adults|
The U.S. has one of the highest rates of unplanned pregnancy in the entire developed world.
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| CT Screenings Could Be Game Changer For Lung Cancer
Advocates of lung cancer screening are hoping to find the cancer early enough for therapy to work.
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| Do You Know What Could Be Hiding In Your Medicine Cabinet? |
When it comes to buying medicine online, consumers need to be sure they're getting the real thing.
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| Fight Flu And Cold Germs|
Tips to help your kitchen get a "clean bill of health."
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| Racing To Raise Awareness About Multiple Sclerosis |
While people with chronic, debilitating diseases might not typically be thought of as champion athletes, a group of MS patients has been working passionately to debunk this perception.
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| Save Time, Trouble And Your Own Skin|
If you're like many American women, you may feel there's a lot more to do than time to do it in--but there can be a simple answer.
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| Listen To Your Mother: Wash Your Hands|
Despite the obvious benefits, there are still many people who do not follow good hand-washing habits.
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| Tips On Dealing With Bullying|
When it comes to bullying, adults can stop it, fix it and prevent it from happening again.
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| Not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain.|
One key to getting a good night's sleep.
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| Effectively Managing Chronic Conditions|
Researchers are finding new ways to deal with chronic diseases, which are becoming an epidemic in the U.S., especially among senior citizens.
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| Aspirin And Your Heart Health|
Aspirin, a drug that "thins" the blood, can offer benefit in patients who are at a high risk for cardiovascular disease, including prevention of the formation of blood clots, which could cause a heart attack and stroke.
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| Top Tips For Finding The Right Plan |
Tips to help you find the right health plan for your needs.
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| Medications 101: How Much Do You Know?|
While everyone needs to be careful when taking medication, older adults face particular challenges.
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| Diagnosing That Pain In Your Low Back|
If you or someone you care about has back pain, there's a good chance the problem isn't in your back at all--and that can be good news.
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| Keep An Eye On Your Vision|
Things you can do to save your sight.
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| Six Simple Ways To Get Ready For Swimsuit Season|
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| Treating Sciatica Pain|
Doctors have discovered spinal manipulation can be just as effective as surgery for most people struggling with sciatica.
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| Safe, Affordable Medication|
As baby boomers are aging, some are joining the growing group of senior citizens on fixed incomes who often find themselves having to choose between filling their prescriptions or buying groceries.
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| Use What You Have To Stay Healthy And Fit |
Here's a healthy idea.
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| Backpack Safety: What Parents Need To Know|
To help your family use backpacks safely, consider these tips.
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| How To End The "Chore Wars"|
Practical, solutions-based strategies to strengthen communication and cooperation.
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| Healthy Habits Start at the Fridge|
According to the recent U.S. Dietary Guidelines, calorie balance over time is important for weight management.
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| Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite!|
If the thought of bed bugs has you bugged, here are some ways to know if you have them.
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| Join "1000 Cranes Of Hope" To Help Fight Cancer |
Getting involved in the fight against cancer can be as easy as making a wish.
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| Dentists Can Save Lives|
Going to the dentist could save your life.
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| What You Can Do To Create A World Where Beauty Is A Source Of Confidence, Not Anxiety|
Inspiring the next generation of women can be as simple as offering a few encouraging words.
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