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  • A group of teenagers laugh and give thumbs up in a park. A healthy lifestyle for teens includes more than just physical health. It involves mental and social well-being, too.

    Teenagers: How to Stay Healthy

    Developing healthy habits when you’re a teenager will help you as you grow into an adult. Learn tips for staying… t use contraceptives, use condoms for birth control. Even if you can use contraceptives, these do not prevent STIs; use condoms in addition to other…

  • Busting Period Myths

    When it comes to your period, you may have more questions than answers. When does it start? How often does… if you’re under a lot of stress, you’re exercising more, or you’ve started or stopped using hormonal birth control. Additionally, irregular periods are common in…

  • Man holding chest in pain

    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease occurs when blood vessels that carry blood to your heart get blocked with plaque… taking vitamin E or beta-carotene supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. There is no clear evidence that taking multivitamins offers additional protection. Talk to your family doctor…

  • Young woman with metabolic syndrome drinks water after jogging outdoors.

    Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a term for a set of risk factors for heart disease including high blood pressure, cholesterol, and… servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain bread every day. Also, limit the amount of saturated fat, trans fat, sodium (salt), and added sugar in your…

  • Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia

    Caring for a loved one who has dementia is difficult. Learn how to best care for them while also taking… sure the room is quiet at night. Provide a night light at night or leave a dim light on. Total darkness can add to confusion…

  • Woman undergoing CT scan

    CT Head Scan

    A CT or CAT scan looks inside your head and neck. It can be used to diagnose many health problems… Choosing Wisely recommends against a CT head scan for people who come to the emergency room for fainting or feeling lightheaded without additional signs of…

  • Left side showing red balls with frowning faces, right side showing yellow balls with smiley faces

    Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health

    People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They cope well with stress and… Good emotional health starts with being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Learning healthy ways to cope with stress and problems is a…

  • Eating disorders in teens or young adults can cause serious health problems that can become life-threatening if untreated.

    For Parents: Eating Disorders in Teens

    An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when eating… An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when it comes to eating. Three…

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Learn about sexually transmitted infections and how you can prevent them… What are sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections you can get by having sex with someone who has an infection. These infections are usually passed from person to person…

  • pregnant woman talking to her doctor

    Pregnancy: Making Choices

    Pregnancy is an important milestone with a lot of choices and questions. Learn all you can to make the choices… Finding out you’re pregnant is a life-changing event. You find yourself faced with many new questions and situations you’ve never had to deal with before…

  • Getting Fit Throughout Your Day

    Get creative to find ways throughout your day to improve your fitness… We all lead busy lives. This can make it hard to find time to exercise. But you don’t need to carve out an hour of every day to get fit. There are plenty…

  • Mother breastfeeding her baby

    Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

    Breastfeeding benefits your baby. Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop… Breastfeeding has many benefits for your baby. Breast milk is rich in nutrients. It has antibodies, which help protect your baby against infections. It also…

  • COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in 2019.

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is highly contagious and does not yet have an approved vaccine. Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and… COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus call SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses, which infect people and some animals, spread through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing,…

  • A collection of calcium-rich foods including cheese, milk and yogurt.

    Calcium: What You Need to Know

    Calcium keeps your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Your body can’t make its own calcium, so it’s important to… Calcium is a mineral in your body that is also found in many foods. Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones…

  • A woman kneeling on the bathroom floor while holding her head over the toilet as she vomits

    Vomiting and Diarrhea

    Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family Physicians… What is vomiting and diarrhea? Vomiting (throwing up) and diarrhea (watery bowel movements) are common symptoms of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is the inflammation and irritation of the stomach and…

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity

    Obesity

    Obesity is a complex, and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure,… What is obesity? Obesity is a complex and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes,…

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s… What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s…

  • older woman sits on bed with her hand on her hip in pain

    Osteoarthritis

    Arthritis is swelling of the joints. It’s painful and can limit your movement. There are many kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis… Arthritis is inflammation (swelling) of the joints. It causes pain and often limits movement of the affected joints. There are many kinds of arthritis…