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Ho, ho, headache! Americans' most common holiday pain points [Infographic]
You're not imagining it: Survey shows the holidays really are painful.
 
Ask the Pharmacist: Don't let a bleeding disorder wreck your travel plans
Traveling with a bleeding disorder is possible, just keep these tips in mind.
 
Life-saving facts about stroke treatment [Infographic]
Learn which type of stroke treatment offers the best chance of recovery.
 
Hearing better thanks to smarter technology
Hearing better thanks to smarter technology
 
Winning the fight against dry eye [Infographic]
Millions of adults experience dry eye - learn the symptoms and simple solutions for fixing the problem.
 
The two small steps that make a big impact on diabetes management [Infographic]
Oral care is an important part of diabetes management.
 
Diabetes Discussion: Tips for Managing Your Diabetes
Learn more about diabetes, what it is and how you can care for your loved on.
 
For adults, there's more to consider this season than just flu
With flu season in full swing, many adults are visiting their health care providers to discuss ways to stay healthy. Have you thought about other diseases you may be at risk for as an adult?
 
Defeat drowsy driving dangers: Tips for staying awake at the wheel
See just how dangerous drowsy driving can be.
 
Pilot lands successful Afib treatment to overcome most common heart rhythm condition
 
Answering the biggest unmet need in cancer care today
What's the biggest unmet need in cancer care today?
 
5 must-know tips for healthy winter travel
Crowded airports and train stations and tight guest quarters exposes everyone to germs - and this year's cold and flu season is projected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be the worst yet.
 
The key to getting the most out of your rheumatoid arthritis therapy
While there is no cure for the autoimmune inflammatory disease often called RA, early intervention and treatments can help you maintain a high quality of life.
 
Hidden holiday hazard? Don't let foot pain dampen holiday spirits
These tips can keep you on your toes - and your feet feeling fine - throughout the holiday shopping season.
 
With diabetes, don't overlook yearly eye exams
Diabetes can increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, or serious kidney damage. However, many people may not realize that diabetes can also damage the eyes.
 
Office ergonomics: Is your job literally a pain in the neck?
Millions of people work in an office environment every day, but that doesn't mean their fate has to include back aches and joint pain. Learn more about a healthy office environment.
 
6 reasons the flu should not be ignored
 
Don't wait to discover if you have this deadly, under-reported type of cancer
Learn about liver cancer, one of the deadliest cancers in the world.
 
4 simple steps to a happier, healthier 2015
Control the urge to recycle annual resolutions that you know you'll never keep. Instead, identify new opportunities to keep your body fresh and your mind focused.
 
How a proper winter skincare regimen can help you save face this season
See how a proper skin care routine can help guys protect their skin this winter.
 
5 questions you should ask your pharmacist
Find out what questions you should be asking your pharmacist.
 
Don't let new year's fervor fizzle: 6 ways to achieve meaningful change
A new approach to managing resolutions could make 2015 the year you achieve meaningful, lasting change.
 
Expert tips to protect your heart this winter
Cold can affect your heart health. Follow these simple tips to protect your heart this winter.
 
4 small diet changes that can make a big difference
Small diet changes can make a big difference in helpying you achieve your New Year's health resolutions.
 
What's your laundry packet safety plan? [Infographic]
Learn more about laundry packet safety habits to see how to keep your loved ones safe.
 
Ask the Pharmacist: Exercise tips your heart will love
Learn some easy ways you can boost your heart's health.
 
5 of America's eye-healthy cities
 
What parents feed baby can have long-term impact
Learn some tips to ensure your children are eating healthy.
 
5 New Year's resolutions too simple to overlook
Only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their New Year's resolution. This year, try a new approach and consider these expert recommended no-fail goals.
 
Navy Reserve provides a great career option for medical students
One area where medical students are needed is the Navy Medical Reserve. Health-care professionals will gain experience helping others around the world at sea or at top medical facilities.
 
Are Americans really seeing the problem? [Infographic]
What do Americans really know about visual impairment around the world? You may be surprised.
 
6 timely tips to keep kids safe this holiday season
Learn six ways to keep kids safe and healthy this season.
 
How to handle grief during the holidays
Grieving during the holidays? Expert tips for coping.
 
Not ready for a hearing aid? Alternatives break tradition
Hearing difficulty is a reality for 98 million Americans, but many ignore simple solutions. Now there are alternatives to hearing aids that are gaining popularity.
 
Learn why workplace benefits help provide financial security
While many view open enrollment as a chance to merely review and update health care coverage, such as medical, dental and vision, it is actually about much more than that.
 
Optimal lung cancer care requires a team [Infographic]
If you have lung cancer, talk to your doctor about engaging a multidisciplinary team in order to receive the best care possible.
 
Breastfeeding? Take advantage of FSA dollars
Nursing moms can use flexible spending account dollars to pay for breastfeeding pumps and supplies.
 
How health care will affect your taxes: 6 tips you need to know
The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care insurance landscape since last year, and for the first time, health care and your taxes are now directly related.
 
Healthy, radiant skin starts below the surface
Not only does healthy skin help you look younger, but properly maintaining your skin also gives you a healthier overall appearance so you feel more confident.
 
Simple tips to help pancreatic cancer patients eat well
For people with pancreatic cancer, daily meal-planning comes with particular challenges, such as ensuring they get enough nutrition.
 
Caregivers make up 1 in 3 U.S. adults [Infographic]
Caregivers play a vital role in a patient's health, and nearly one in three adults in America is a caregiver.
 
Do you have prediabetes and not know it? [Infographic]
You may have prediabetes and not know it - learn more about this condition and how you can reverse it today.
 
What is your body trying to tell you this winter? [Infographic]
You may start to feel lousy during the colder months, but do you know the real cause?
 
The power of plant-based proteins [Infographic]
Learn more about the health benefits of plant-based proteins from sources like brown rice, pea, hemp and soy.
 
The simple solution to digital eye strain [Infographic]
Did you know 70 percent of the population experiences digital eye strain? Learn what it is and how to relieve the symptoms.
 
Reverse the onset of diabetes with simple lifestyle changes and healthy living programs
Some simple lifestyle changes can help those with prediabetes avoid some of the worst complications of diabetes.
 
Are your children protected from laundry packets? [Infographic]
Learn more about how proper laundry safety packet habits can help keep your family safe.
 
The surprising holiday allergy triggers in your home
Fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma.
 
Simple tech tools to help reduce holiday stress
Technology offers a few tools that can help simplify the chaos of the holiday season, allowing you to stress less, and focus on enjoying the festivities even more.
 
7 things you didn't know about pneumonia
 
Discover how bladder leaks can feel like no big deal
More than 40 million American women over the age of 40 are affected by sensitive bladder in their daily lives. Learn how to manage leakage now.
 
Dermatologist shares skin care tips for the changing seasons
Simple, healthful ways to adjust your skin care routine for cold weather.
 
Why you should know about pancreatic cancer
What do you know about pancreatic cancer? Here's why you should learn more.
 
Managing the holidays with a loved one who suffers memory loss
It's possible to make the holidays special and enjoyable for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Here are some tips to help.
 
Don't surrender to your dry eye; how proper nutrition can help
If your eyes feel as dry as the desert, you might have a condition called dry eye.
 
See why the original beverage is still the best [Infographic]
Learn more about why you should put the sugary soda down and reach for the tap next time you're thirsty.
 
Drive safely with your newborn by following these tips
Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules.
 
Are you sneezing your way through 'the most wonderful time of the year?'
Every year at the holidays you wonder why your "seasonal" allergies are still bothering you. Why are you sneezing, wheezing and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing and making snowmen?
 
Tips for traveling with chronic kidney disease
Although dialysis doesn't take vacations, dialysis patients sure can - they just need to plan ahead when they travel.
 
Life-threatening (severe) allergies and bullying: resources available to educate and raise awareness
Bullying has received increased national attention and can include behaviors such as name-calling, actual or threatened acts of physical harm, rumor spreading and social exclusion. Having health issues may also lead to bullying.
 
A digestible guide to lactose intolerance [Infographic]
No ice cream, milk or cheese - it's reality for 40 million Americans who suffer from lactose intolerance. Here are some tips and treatments to consider.
 
Parents, listen up! Kids' hearing loss is on the rise [Infographic]
Did you know kids' hearing loss is on the rise? Learn more.
 
Are you at risk? [Infographic]
If you're age 50 or older, you may be at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia.
 
Meal-planning hacks to help you dine fast and healthy
A few simple meal hacks can help you dine quickly and keep meals healthy.
 
Can you ID the symptoms of EPI? [Infographic]
Are GI symptoms keeping you in the stall? Unroll the facts about exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI.
 
Simple steps that help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy
Seeing a podiatrist can help people with diabetes avoid one of the most severe risks of the disease.
 
Separate the fruit from the cake: How to manage your weight and still enjoy the holidays
What's your holiday weight-management plan?
 
Beating Type 2 diabetes
Evidence has shown Type 2 diabetes (or insulin resistance) can often be controlled - or even reversed - by proper eating and exercise.
 
5 tips to keep your child's school days from becoming sick days
Find out what you can do to boost your child's immune system and keep them healthy this school year.
 
Help prevent the flu with a flu shot! [Infographic]
When you go to the pharmacist or doctor to get your flu shot this season, you may have options on what vaccination you receive.
 
What did you say? How teens are putting their hearing at risk [Infographic]
What daily activities are jeopardizing your teen's hearing?
 
Gift ideas to warm people's hearts and feed their passions
Find the right gift for your loved one this year.
 
Bridging the gap in diabetes care [Infographic]
Learn more about bridging the gaps diabetes care in the United States for those most affected.
 
Expert tips to curb food cravings during times of stress
Tips to curb your craving to overeat during times of stress.
 
Common food allergy myths, debunked [Infographic]
Don't be fooled by the most common food allergy myths. Learn the facts about food allergies.
 
Top 10 oral hygiene tips for patients diagnosed with cancer
 
Have food allergies? Top tips for dining out and cooking at home
Does your holiday menu allow for food allergies?
 
Helping individuals coping with serious illness choose their paths [Infographic]
When diagnosed with a serious illness, you'll have plenty of decisions to make regarding your care. Help is available for processing those decisions.
 
Outsmart illness: 5 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally
The best defense against illness is a healthy immune system, and by doing a few simple things at home, you can make sure yours is in tip-top shape.
 
Hollywood tips to keep your eyes star-worthy
No matter the season, beautiful and healthy eyes are always in style. How can you make your eyes shine like your favorite stars?
 
Don't let pantry pests tarnish holiday traditions
Learn more about the pests that could threaten your holidays.
 
National survey results reveal additional consumer education, awareness and action needed for liquid laundry packets [Infographic]
Liquid laundry packets are not treated with the same safety considerations like other cleaning products according to a survey. Pledge to keep your children safe in the laundry room.
 
Indulging in a bite of pie and taking a nap could keep you healthy this holiday season
 
Losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight can improve overall health [Infographic]
Research shows that losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight can improve cholesterol levels, and can reduce blood pressure levels.
 
Learn more about severe RSV disease and how parents can protect their high-risk children [Infographic]
Learn how to protect premature babies from RSV, a common but potentially lethal childhood virus.
 
What do you know about allergic rhinitis? [Infographic]
 
African Americans with type 2 diabetes take America's Diabetes Challenge and pledge to get to their goals
Learn more about the unique challenges facing African Americans with diabetes.
 
Type 2 diabetes? Pledge to know your A1C goal [Infographic]
America's Diabetes Challenge is an educational program urging people with type 2 diabetes to pledge to know their A1C and to talk to their doctor about setting and attaining a personal A1C goal.
 
New research finds 40 percent of teens say they've been hit or nearly hit while walking
New research examines how handheld devices are causing teens to be more easily distracted, leading to greater risk on the roads, particularly when walking.
 
Restless legs syndrome: It's 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
Get to know gluten-free [Infographic]
Need a roadmap to plan your gluten-free lifestyle? One's here waiting for you.
 
The key to pursuing dreams for people with diabetes
Athletes with diabetes work together to inspire others to pursue their dreams.
 
How simple stomach pains can take you to hell and back
Learn how one woman's stomach pains became much, much more.
 
10 healthy strategies to survive the holidays
If you're trying to manage your weight, holiday activities can come with a cost if you give in to the treats of the season.
 
FDA's message to moms: Eat more seafood
The nutrients in seafood are vital to the brain development of young children, even during pregnancy.
 
Worried about Ebola? You should be more concerned about these deadly diseases
Deadly superbugs are prevalent in hospitals, health care and daycare settings across the country - as well as many communities.
 
Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes
Do you know how to control your blood sugar? Achieving blood sugar control is a crucial part of diabetes management.
 
Important tax information for everyone with marketplace health insurance
If you have health insurance through a federal or state-sponsored marketplace, here's how it will impact your income tax return.
 
Common new mom question: Are all formulas created equal?
Moms looking to save some money can be confident that store-brand formulas are as safe and nourshing as the big brands.
 
Help prevent and manage diabetes with an active and healthy lifestyle
 
Expectant moms need iodine for healthy children
One very easy and vitally important thing to do for a healthy baby is to make sure pregnant and nursing women get enough iodine.
 
Tips for a food allergy-friendly Halloween [Infographic]
To be aware of those managing potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies, there are several things to keep in mind this Halloween season.
 
Do you know the facts about Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)? [Infographic]
How much do you know about RSV?
 
Simple ways to bust winter blues
Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine - winter can be a serious downer. Try busting winter blues with activities that exercise and soothe all five senses.
 
U.S. cardiologist perspectives on management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation [Infographic]
Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society conducted a global survey of 1,100 cardiologists, including 160 from the U.S., to help shed light on diversity in the patient population with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF).
 
Visual processing speeds: The key to peak performance?
What do you and your favorite professional athlete have in common? You both use your eye sight each day to live life to the fullest.
 
Personalizing your Medicare options: What's right for you?
Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing - there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from.
 
Want to be a Heimlich hero? All ages can learn how to save a life
Choking is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Over the years, the Heimlich maneuver has saved an estimated 50,000 U.S. lives.
 
Career changers find fulfillment, job security in nursing
For those considering a new career, nursing provides diverse, flexible career advancement opportunities.
 
Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health
 
From like to love [Infographic]
Starting a new relationship can be an exciting and confusing time. Merck surveyed 452 American women aged 18 - 44 to uncover what they think about the early stages of their relationships.
 
Tempting and healthy holiday treats
The holiday season is a fun and festive time. It's also a time when many people take a timeout from their daily routine to enjoy those tempting treats at family gatherings and office parties.
 
Advice for finding the strength to live with MS [Infographic]
Learn how to empower yourself to take charge of multiple sclerosis with these tips and advice from music artist David Osmond.
 
Using music to find inner strength in living with relapsing MS
MS is an unpredictable, chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects about 400,000 Americans and can lead to disability.
 
Habits contact lens wearers must avoid [Infographic]
How are bad habits jeopardizing your vision?
 
Fall life hacks to keep you organized while on the go
As the weather cools down, flu and cold season begins to take off and we start planning for a busy holiday season. Could you use a life hack or two?
 
Why the next talk you have with your daughter should be about breast health
Have you talked to your daughter about her breast health?
 
Breast cancer: early detection is key [Infographic]
Despite the increased awareness of breast cancer and emphasis on early detection, the disease continues to be a major global health issue in need of improved forms of testing and treatment.
 
The bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
 
Hospice team helps people get the most out of life's final moments
Many people agree that it's the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?
 
Have a sweet tooth? Smart ways to indulge and still maintain your diet
If you have a sweet tooth, rest assured that reducing sugar does not have to mean giving up your affinity for sweetness. Here are some simple tips to help.
 
Keep your skin glowing by staying active as temperatures start to drop
Learn how to protect your skin during winter's harshest days.
 
Teens getting the truth out about smoking [Infographic]
Today only 9 percent of teens smoke in the U.S. and this generation is joining together to end smoking. For good.
 
Can we change the culture of youth sports?
Injuries sideline too many young atheletes. Here three steps to change the culture of youth sports.
 
Fall foot health made easy
Simple steps you take today can help keep feet healthy and comfortable so you don't miss a beat this fall.
 
New online portal connects women living with metastatic breast cancer to peer-support and educational resources
 
How to protect your pet from the obesity epidemic
While the obesity is well-recognized among the public, many don't realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.
 
Therapy 'test drive' could lead to relief from common bladder and bowel control problems
People with overactive bladder and bowel incontinence now have the option to test drive a long-term treatment.
 
Is vision loss inevitable with age? The answer may surprise you
Vision loss doesn't have to be an inevitable part of aging.
 
Your teen's loud music could be permanently damaging their hearing
The results of a recent study paint a troubling picture of today's hearing-impaired person - and it might just be the portrait of a teen.
 
Consumers know more about snack cakes than smoke alarms [Infographic]
Did you know that more people know the shelf life of snack cakes than the operating life of smoke alarms?
 
Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort
 
10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain
Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year's end. Here's how to avoid weight gain.
 
Don't let the flu be a factor in your fall festivities
Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms.
 
Chronic kidney disease is on the rise in America. Are you at risk?
 
Advanced breast cancer: Then and now [Infographic]
Thirty years ago, breast cancer was considered one disease and treatment options were limited.
 
Address hearing loss with compassion before the holidays
Holiday gatherings can be problematic for people with untreated hearing loss, as many loud voices, background music and other noise can make it difficult to follow, participate in and feel a part of the celebration.
 
The ear, your body's most underrated sensory organ [Infographic]
Have you heard the latest about your body's most important sensory organ?
 
How to stop pet stains from straining your family events
While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it's fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home.
 
Kids choose at one of country's largest restaurants: the school cafeteria
Children are taught math, science, English and history at school. And every day at lunch they learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices.
 
Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life
 
5 allergy myths and the facts that refute them
Forget what you think you know about allergies. Here is the truth behind five commony allergy myths.
 
5 great skincare tips for cooler temperatures
As temperatures drop, your skin needs increased care.
 
The Fragile X factor: What parents should know about this mysterious disease
Learn more about Fragile X Syndrome and who's at risk.
 
What are your breast cancer risk factors? The answers could surprise you
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
 
5 signs it's time to call hospice
Contacting hospice is a choice that can lead to fewer worries and more meaningful moments during a serious illness or near the end of life.
 
Combat signs of aging with simple beauty-routine updates
Some simple and small changes in your beauty routine can help you achieve healthier, more youthful skin.
 
Four simple home remedies for joint pain
There are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and overall wellness.
 
New survey results shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community [Infographic]
Results of Eisai Inc. and Epilepsy Foundation national survey shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community.
 
Grape idea! One simple ingredient boosts nutrition and reinvents meals
Incorporating grapes into dishes is a great way to add flavor and nutrients.
 
Chronic pain: The impact on daily life [Infographic]
A recent survey of chronic pain patients revealed the many challenges they face in living with the condition.
 
Can the power of positive thinking change your life?
Positive people find success, good health, happiness, wealth and rewarding relationships throughout their lives. This is not because they are already successful, or because they are more confident, it is simply the attitude.
 
You don't always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online
Learn why buying eyeglasses online isn't the best idea.
 
Baby safety checklist: Steps to eliminate hidden dangers in the laundry room
Babies are curious and even at very young ages, they tend to get into things they shouldn't. That's why there's no better time than today to take steps toward securing your home, and the laundry room is a great place to start.
 
Restless legs syndrome: 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
How a tape measure and scale can save your child's life
Learn why abandoning the booster seat too soon is dangerous.
 
The burdens of psoriasis [Infographic]
Learn more about the burdens of psoriasis.
 
How one sailing boat is empowering those living with multiple sclerosis
despite any challenges from Mother Nature, the crew of Oceans of Hope will not let anything get in their way, even multiple sclerosis - a condition that attacks the central nervous system and in some cases can be debilitating.
 
Many women don't consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease [Infographic]
Even with new information available, many women don't consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. This misconception in part can lead to an imbalance in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of CVD in women.
 
A well-prepared emergency kit is essential for diabetes patients [Infographic]
Provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), My Diabetes Emergency Plan is a comprehensive resource for patients with diabetes to prepare for a crisis situation.
 
6 tips for finding more affordable, better coverage during Medicare Annual Enrollment
Questions and factors Medicare recipients should consider during the annual enrollment period.
 
Uncontrollable laughing and crying: A stroke survivor's unexpected diagnosis
At 33, Delanie Wilson had a stroke and life never was the same again. Delanie's road to recovery was challenging and involved months of rehab. With time, Delanie saw improvements in her speech and movement, but began experiencing uncontrollable bouts of crying and laughing
 
Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths
Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu.
 
Hispanics learn 'the recipe' to manage type 2 diabetes and reach their A1C goal
Hispanics are at elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here's what you should know about managing the disease.
 
Hispanics and Type 2 diabetes: Do you know your A1C? [Infographics]
Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas is an educational program urging Hispanics with Type 2 diabetes to pledge to know their A1C and set and attain blood sugar goals.
 
Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says
Find out what helps baby to wake up happy.
 
Don't let germs hitch a ride home from school
By simply touching their desks and lunch tables and swapping school supplies with classmates, kids are likely to bring home germs from school, and then spread them to family members.
 
Improve your entire day with these easy breakfast ideas
A better breakfast may be the simple secret to shedding weight and keeping it off. Here are quick breakfast ideas that can help.
 
Top potentially life-threatening (severe) allergy triggers: What you should know as your kids head back to school
 
Celebrating those who make a difference in the lives of people affected by rare blood cancers, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
Dealing with any serious health problem can be an isolating experience. But it can be especially difficult for those living with a rare disease because information, resources and treatment options may be hard to find.
 
Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall
Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms.
 
Baby, big kid and beyond: Bath safety is for everyone [Infographic]
Infant and child safety must be a priority in the bathroom. With simple expert tips, you can keep the whole family safe with stylish upgrades.
 
The state of NSAIDs [Infographic]
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. The FDA advises using NSAIDs at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration of time.
 
Often-overlooked back-to-school danger: Tips to pack safer lunches
Parents can pack safer school lunches by following these food-handling and packing tips.
 
Boost kids' nutrition with tips on creating a balanced plate
Parents looking to improve kids' nutrition can achieve better balance with some meal makeover tips.
 
Driving tire safety for teens: Road safety begins with the only part of the car that touches the road
Teen drivers don't have the tire knowledge they need to be safe on the road, a new study shows. Take these tips for talking to teens about tire safety.
 
Swapping ingredients and habits for healthier living
When it comes to cooking, you're always on the lookout for new recipes, easy shortcuts and ways to make familiar recipes healthier without sacrificing the great taste.
 
Taking control for healthier aging
As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.
 
Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease
A number of conditions can lead to heart disease, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. What's more - heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender.
 
Which daily interactions help your child learn the most?
How adult interaction with infants and young children helps develop their brains.
 
Prostate cancer and bladder leakage: Tips to live a fulfilling lifestyle
In recent years, male health issues like prostate cancer have received greater attention thanks to more men vocalizing how to live life to the fullest through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
 
5 dietary habits of healthy kids
With so much information available about kids' nutrition - what to eat, how to supplement and more - it's hard to get a firm grasp on what it takes to raise a healthy child. Here's some important expert insight.
 
The growing burden of diabetes
If this growing health problem of Type 2 diabetes isn't addressed, the CDC estimates it will affect one in every three Americans by 2050.
 
Tips to get the recommended amount of fruit in your daily diet
No one questions that fruit is an essential part of the diet. But did you know that more than 70 percent of Americans do not eat the recommended amount of fruit?
 
Do you have your shift together? [Infographic]
About 15 million Americans work outside a traditional 9-to-5 schedule, putting them at risk for several health issues, including shift work disorder (SWD).
 
5 sanity-saving secrets to balance school and fun this holiday season
Keep the school year going strong with these easy tips.
 
The state of osteoarthritis [Infographic]
Osteoarthritis affects about 27 million adults in the United States.
 
What exactly is tinnitus? [Infographic]
Learn more about tinnitus, how it relates to hearing loss and how you can protect yourself from it.
 
Make this football season a smarter one
Football season is here, and it's vital for parents, coaches and players to take steps to ensure player safety.
 
New coaching program helps people living with multiple sclerosis improve financial wellness
MS affects nearly 2.5 million people worldwide, including more than 400,000 people in the U.S. People living with the disease can face many challenges due to unpredictable symptoms that disrupt their life and career.
 
Do you know the signs if your child has a concussion?
Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them.
 
Preparing for back-to-school: backpacks, new jeans and vaccines
Preparing for the upcoming school year? Don't forget to make sure your kids' vaccinations are up to date.
 
7 things you should know about vaccinating your child
Vaccines are an effective way to protect your child from serious illness and disability. Here are seven important things you should know about vaccinating your child.
 
5 foods for better moods, and 5 more that only bring you down
Nutrition can affect your mood, for better or for worse. Here are foods to boost your mood, and those to avoid.
 
Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures
Learn how to keep your pet healthy with these preventive measures.
 
Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life
One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity. Here are five tips to help you get started.
 
Personalize your health and wellness to help meet your goals
Experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you'll support your fitness and health goals.
 
Award winning actress, S. Epatha Merkerson, urges people with type 2 diabetes to accept America's Diabetes Challenge
S. Epatha Merkerson is teaming up with Merck on America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals, encouraging people living with type 2 diabetes to join her in pledging to know their A1C.
 
Simple tips for feeling and looking your best - inside and out
When you learn to live a healthier lifestyle, you can begin to reap the benefits of more energy, improved vitality and elevated spirits. Follow these simple and realistic steps to feel your best and increase your overall well-being.
 
Don't make these common mistakes when something hurts
Learn more about managing pain and when you should see a pain medicine specialist.
 
Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder
Teaching your body how to use fats and carbohydrates at the right times during exercise helps get the most out of your exercise program, thus working smarter rather than harder.
 
Not your mother's menopause: new ways to manage symptoms
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