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  • Fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables sitting on table. Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps your body build strong bones and teeth. You can get it from foods, sunlight, and dietary supplements.

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is… breastfed Babies and toddlers who are given non-milk food products or foods that are not fortified with vitamin D Seniors or older adults Darker-skinned people…

  • Swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa, is an irritation, swelling or infection in your ear. It can be caused by bacteria and fungus.

    Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa, is an irritation, swelling or infection in your ear. It can be caused… away as the infection clears up. In rare cases, the infection can spread and cause damage to skin tissue, bone, and cartilage. Older adults, people…

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    Bladder Training for Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means you can’t always control when you urinate. Most types of… keep track of my urination? Is there anything else I should do to improve my urinary incontinence? Resources National Institutes of Health, National Institute on…

  • Boy drinking from water bottle on white background

    Hydration: Why It’s So Important

    Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs it to work properly… or breastfeeding Are trying to lose weight Can’t get enough fluids during the day Are on medications that contribute to dehydration Older adults are also…

  • man plucking the feathers of a bird's corpse

    Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus that is spread from bird to bird. In rare cases, certain strains of the virus… you catch avian flu from cooked poultry? How do you tell avian flu apart from normal, seasonal flu? Is avian flu more serious for young…

  • Group B Strep Infection

    Group B strep is a common kind of bacteria that can sicken newborns who are exposed to it during… who have group B strep may develop an infection of the urinary tract (also called a UTI), placenta, amniotic fluid, or bloodstream. Older adults and people…

  • Herbal Health Products and Supplements

    Herbal products and supplements are intended to maintain health or treat health problems. However, they are not regulated by the… Herbal health products and supplements may not be safe if you have certain health problems, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Children and older adults also…

  • Hip Fractures

    A hip fracture is a break in your thigh bone (femur) where it connects to your pelvic bone. Hip fractures… older individuals are serious and require immediate medical attention. It can be difficult to fully recover from a hip fracture at an older age and…

  • Older couple standing at counter, preparing a meal with healthy fruits and vegetables

    After 50: Nutritional Needs

    Don’t ignore your nutritional needs as you get older… Our bodies change as we age. Our nutritional needs to change too. Nutrition comes from food and water. Nutritional needs are different for men and women, certain medical conditions, activity level, and age. Food provides…

  • 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…

  • A man bench-pressing weights with another man spotting him

    Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety

    Lifting weights the wrong way can cause serious injury or even death. Follow these basic guidelines to lift weights… Whether you lift weights for general fitness, to train for sports, or for competition, safety comes first. Lifting weights the wrong way can cause serious…

  • Muscular man applying testosterone gel on shoulder

    Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men may have low amounts of…

  • Male doctor and testicular cancer patient are discussing about testicular cancer test report.

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in young and middle-aged white men, but it can be treated… What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer occurs in one or both of a person's testicles. The testicles are located in the scrotum (the skin…

  • Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs | Printable Patient Tip Sheet

    Properly storing and disposing of opioid medicine can protect the health and safety of others… The abuse of opioids is a significant public safety concern. Prescription opioids are powerful pain-reliever medicines that include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and others. Doctors often prescribe opioids after surgeries…

  • Two young women doing leg safety stretches before running in park

    Running: Preventing Overuse Injuries

    It’s common for runners to overdo it and become injured. You may run too far or too fast. But it’s… It’s common for runners to overdo it. In fact, up to 70% of runners develop injuries each year. They most often occur because of a…

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that happens when the tissue becomes swollen an irritated… What is prostatitis? The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It’s about the size of a walnut and helps in sperm…

  • Prostate Cancer | Pros & Cons of PSA Testing

    Early detection is easier to treat and more likely to be cured, but PSA testing isn’t always accurate and can… Prostate cancer, the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland, is a leading cause of death in men. Your doctor can perform a…

  • Active woman in her 50s running and jogging.

    Perimenopause

    Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years that occurs just before menopause… What is perimenopause? Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years. It’s a sign that a woman is getting closer to menopause. Menopause is the time in a woman’s…