Preventive Care

  1. 7 Ways to Avoid Colds and the Flu

    You don't want to spend this winter battling a runny nose, a nagging cough or a fever. Here's what to do.

  2. 8 Ways to Avoid Common Self-Care Mistakes

    Treating common illnesses at home isn't complicated. Even so, doing it safely requires knowledge and a willingness to follow the rules.

  3. A Woman's Guide to Cancer Screenings

    You run two miles every other day and lift weights twice a week. You've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat. You don't smoke. When it comes to your health, you figure you've got everything covered. But when was the last time you saw your doctor for a health screening?

  4. Debunking 10 Aging Myths

    Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.

  5. How to Assess Your Risk for Chronic Disease

    Here are ways to help you fine-tune your lifestyle to promote optimum health.

  6. Know Your Family's Health History

    To find out what your family risks are, ask people on both sides of your family. Start with your parents, siblings and children.

  7. Older Adults and the Common Cold

    Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but for older adults who may have chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it’s especially challenging.

  8. Pregnancy and Oral Health
  9. Routine Vaccination Recommendations

    Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors.

  10. Six Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

    Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.

  11. Special Vaccination Requirements

    Review your immunization history with your health care provider and be sure that children over the age of 2 are on schedule with their vaccine series.

  12. Weighing the Risks of Contracting an Exotic Disease

    The way we gauge the peril a given disorder poses is called risk perception.

  13. Women's Health Care Guidelines

    Get regular checkups, preventive examinations, and immunizations. Learn about disease prevention and ask your physician for specific information regarding your needs.

  14. You Can Choose to Have a Healthy Life

    Each year, two out of every three deaths in the United States are caused by cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. That figure could be significantly reduced if Americans made healthier food choices, got more exercise, and stopped smoking.

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