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There is an over-the-counter medicine for almost anything that ails you – from pain relievers to cough and cold treatments to vitamins and minerals. Learn how …

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  • A diaphragm prevents pregnancy by creating a barrier between a woman’s uterus and a man’s sperm.

    Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm

    A diaphragm is reusable dome-shaped cup that fits over the opening of a woman’s cervix and works as a form…

  • Condom and oral contraceptive pill on pharmacy counter with colorful pills strips background.

    Birth Control Options

    Many women want to do what they can to prevent pregnancy. Birth control (also called contraception) can help. Many types…

  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of bacteria, viruses, or germs to purposely harm large quantities of people or communities.

  • Male scientist or tech observes biopsy sample under a microscope


    A biopsy is a procedure to remove tissue, fluid, or a growth from your body to examine tissue or a…

  • Colorful tablets and capsules arranged in heart shape to represent medicine for heart problems

    Beta-Blockers for Heart Problems

    Take your beta blockers to stay heart healthy.

  • father and daughter sitting on couch reading a book together

    Being a Single Parent

    Being a single parent can be challenging. It can also be very rewarding. It’s important to find a way to…

  • Happy Parents with Newborn Baby

    Becoming Parents: What It Means for Couples

    Having a baby changes many things at home, including your relationship with your partner. Use these tips to help you…

  • A balanced meal full of healthy food from each food group

    Balancing Your Food Plate

    Creating a nutritional balance for every meal is essential for good health.

  • Balancing Work and Caregiving

    Caring for a loved one while working outside the home can be a challenging balancing act. Talk to your employer,…

  • Backpack Safety

    Kids carry a lot in their backpacks: homework, books, lunch, jackets, sports equipment. But fully loaded backpacks come with risks…

  • pregnant woman with back pain

    Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Back pain during pregnancy is common and varies in severity.

  • Baby boy taking first steps to mother sitting on floor

    Baby’s First Steps

    Watching a baby take their first steps is exciting, but it also leads to a new set of challenges for…

  • baby boy smiles as he sucks on a pacifier

    Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    Sucking on thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers is common in babies. Each has its pros and cons for parents to…

  • Avoiding Snakebites

    If you enjoy being outdoors, you should recognize when snakes are active and learn how to best limit your exposure…

  • Child with head down on table, refusing to eat

    Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids

    Tips, tricks and advice on how to deal with a picky eater at home and at school.

  • empty gurney sits in a hospital hallway


    An autopsy is a medical examination that occurs after death. It is used to find the cause of death, for…

  • Dermatologist using a magnifying glass to examine an atypical mole on a woman’s shoulder

    Atypical Moles

    Atypical moles are generally benign, but those who have a lot of them have a higher risk of developing melanoma…

  • An elderly woman and doctor sit at a table and look at a tablet.

    At high risk for COVID-19? Create a plan

    You are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 if you are 50 years and older OR if you have some high-risk conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Protect yourself by creating a plan to prepare for unexpected illness

  • Asthma | Medicines That Can Make It Worse

    Certain medicines might make your asthma worse. It’s important to know about medicines that might cause problems before you take…

  • A woman breathing from an inhaler

    Asthma Action Plan

    An asthma action plan is developed by your doctor. It contains written instructions about what you should do if you…