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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Infographic: Bathroom fall prevention
About 80 percent of injuries in the bathroom are due to falls—and most of those injuries happen to older adults. Do you know how to prevent falls in the bathroom?
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Shingles linked to higher stroke, heart attack risk
The disease could temporarily raise your chances for cardiovascular problems, a new study suggested. Get the facts on shingles prevention.
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Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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How emotions can affect your heart
Look into your heart—your emotions may be stirring up trouble.
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Strength training for seniors
Strength training can help you stay strong and active as you age.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Dining out with food allergies
Following a few safety tips can help you avoid an allergic reaction when you eat at a restaurant.
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What is anaphylactic shock?
How to spot and respond to this severe allergic reaction.
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Infants and food allergies
Learn the usual signs and what you can do.
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Living with an animal and an allergy
What to do when you're allergic to your pet.
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Understanding contact dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin that results in an itchy or painful rash, red bumps, and sometimes even blisters.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the heart
Research has linked rheumatoid arthritis to heart problems.
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Arthritis and intimacy
Stay close to your partner as you manage this chronic illness.
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Heat and cold for arthritis
Both temperature extremes may help ease arthritis pain.
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A guide to total hip replacement
Why and how it's done.
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What is rheumatology?
The branch of medicine that addresses diseases of the joints, muscles, bones and connective tissues.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
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Cancer control: How is the U.S. doing?
Find out what types of cancer we're beating and what types are on the rise.
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Recovering after cancer treatment
Tips to help you heal.
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Childhood cancer: Coping with a diagnosis
A look at the emotions parents often struggle with when a child is diagnosed with cancer and advice on coping with these feelings.
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Understanding chemotherapy
Chemotherapy, which uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, may be used alone or with other treatments for cancer.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Helping kids avoid the flu
What parents can do.
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Almost all parents make errors with newborn car seats
Using a car seat correctly is harder than it seems. How common are car seat challenges? And how can parents better protect their precious cargo?
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What to do when your child has a cold
How to ease the symptoms.
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Avoiding illness at school
Tips to help your child avoid illnesses, from food poisoning to the flu.
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Home, clean home
Routine cleaning and disinfecting helps reduce household germs.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes can affect sexual health
A variety of treatments can help restore sexual health in both men and women with diabetes.
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Are potatoes problematic for pregnancy?
Eating spuds might raise a woman's risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, finds a new study. But there are ways to lower the risk.
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Symptoms and signs of diabetes
Find out if you should be screened for diabetes.
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Testing for diabetes
Why it's important to learn your blood sugar level.
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A dangerous duo: Diabetes and heart disease
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke when you have diabetes.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Infographic: Health effects of hypertension
High blood pressure can have a serious impact on your body. Explore this infographic to see what can happen if it goes unchecked.
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Warning signs common before sudden cardiac arrest
People who call 911 because of symptoms are more likely to survive than those who ignore symptoms.
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Cardiovascular death rates drop, but there's a catch
The American Heart Association's annual heart health report reveals downward trends in deaths from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. But the number is still too high. Find out why.
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Excess weight takes a toll on the heart
If you're overweight, your heart is at risk.
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Make a heart attack action plan
It could be a lifesaving move.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Dad's role in a healthy pregnancy
It takes 2 to make a bouncing baby, and you're half the equation.
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Is there truth to the 'man flu'?
The same virus might work in different ways in men and women. Find out what research does, and does not, say about the "man flu."
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Too sick to work?
If you're sick, you may do more harm than good in your workplace.
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Get help right away for heart attack symptoms
Too often people don’t recognize the signs of a heart attack and wait too long to get help. Chest pain is one red flag of a heart attack, but there are others too.
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Eating disorders aren't just for women
Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder can affect males as well as females.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Eat better to help your heart
Tips for getting started.
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Is America's salt problem getting better?
Daily intake of sodium shouldn't exceed 2,300 mg. A new CDC report reveals how many Americans are getting more than that.
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New dietary guidelines focus on lifetime eating patterns
New dietary guidelines focus on overall healthy eating patterns, not just food groups.
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This simple intervention could help America's obesity problem
Smaller portion sizes, at home and at restaurants, could help Americans slim down. Find out how researchers want to make it happen.
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5 tips to improve your winter workout
Don't leave exercise out in the cold this season. Here are simple ways you can make the most of your winter fitness.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Infographic: Cervical cancer prevention
Cervical cancer can be deadly. But today women can take steps to prevent it. Find out how.
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Zika virus sparks travel advisory for pregnant women
The virus has made its way from Latin America to the U.S., and it's being linked to birth defects in Brazil. What do you need to know?
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Women with heart failure may be missing out on lifesaving device
Compared to women, more men use a key tool for preventing death from heart failure. Should more women explore this option?
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Women: Protect yourself from heart disease
Make a plan to help reduce your risk.
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Women: Get a leg up on PAD
Too often, peripheral arterial disease goes unnoticed in women.
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