Staying Healthy

Discover health tips and topics to help you stay well and maintain a healthy body.

Crisis Situations

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is physical, sexual, emotional abuse by a caregiver, parent, spouse, partner, or other family member. It is a…


Bioterrorism is the use of hazardous agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or germs, to harm people.


Rape is any form of sexual violence. Learn about rape, including how to prevent it and what actions to take…

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First Aid and Injury Prevention

Bug Bites

It’s that time of year again. Summer means bug bites. Most bug bites are not serious. The most common bug bites come from bees, wasps, and mosquitos. Less common bug bites include fleas, spiders, and ticks. A bug bite might itch, sting, swell

Video: Firearm Safety at Home

Firearm injuries happen every day, so it’s important to teach your kids what to do if they find a firearm. …

Video: Preventing and Treating Concussions

Concussions can happen to anyone, during any physical activity. And you don’t have to get hit in the head or…

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Healthy Living

Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Many people enjoy being outside. It’s fun to go to the park, work in the yard, or exercise outside. While those are all good things, make sure you keep your skin sun safe while you’re outside. Path to improved health The sun

Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Two of the simplest yet most important ways to have a healthy heart are through diet and exercise.

How Healthy is Your Community?

A healthy community is one that supports and improves the health of the people who live there.

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Occupational Health

Occupational Exposure to Lead

Learn how to minimize your exposure to lead at work, and about your employer's responsibility for lead in the…

How to Protect Yourself From Job-related Skin Problems

Workers of all ages and in almost all jobs can have skin problems that are related to their occupation. Learn…

Occupational Exposure to HIV: Advice for Health Care Workers

Information for health care workers about how HIV is transmitted and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed…

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Pets and Animals

Cat and Dog Bites

Cat and dog bites are common injuries. Learn tips about how to handle, treat, and prevent bites from pets or…

Pets and Parasites

Household pets can carry parasites (living organisms) that can make pets and people sick. Certain precautions can reduce the risk…

Avoiding Snakebites

Snakes are most active in the spring, early summer and fall. Most snakebites occur between April and October, when weather…

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International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy

International travel has its share of health and safety challenges. Talk to your doctor about the area you are visiting…

Travel Needs for Seniors

Seniors should be smart about travel.

Texting and Driving

Texting while driving can lead to serious consequences, even death.

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