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Prevention

12 Weeks to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Heart disease is a killer, but you can do plenty to reduce your risk and prolong your life. Research shows that making lifestyle changes can decrease your risk of heart disease and help you control it if you already have it.
5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook
For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards.
5 Lifestyle Habits May Increase Life Expectancy
Factors Such as Diet, Limited Alcohol Proven to Add 10+ Years to Life
5 Ways to Protect Your Bone Health
Your risk of getting osteoporosis increases with age. But taking good care of your bones can help them stay stronger.
6 Health Screenings to Help Men Prevent Disease
Don’t let heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions sneak up on you.
A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away
You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu shot.
Air Filters, Dehumidifiers, and Humidifiers
Here are some helpful tips for understanding the air in your house and the air-quality appliances that can alter it.
Air Pollution
Detailed information on air pollution and air pollution prevention
Babies Need "Tummy Time"
Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
Blood Donations and Blood Banking
Detailed information on blood donations and blood banking
Boosting Your Mental Health
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.
Breast Cancer: Risk Factors
A look at specific things that may increase your chance of having breast cancer.
Care of Children's Mouth and Teeth
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old. Here's what you need to know.
Dehydration
Dehydration and heat stroke are 2 very common heat-related diseases. They can be life-threatening if left untreated.
Drinking Water Quality and Safety
With drinking water, it's important to consider not just the water itself, but how that water gets to you.
Easy Ways You Can Safeguard Your Sight
Every year, thousands of Americans injure their eyes or damage their vision. Follow these guidelines to help protect yourself and your family.
Exercise Ideas for Older Adults
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.
Fall Back into Old (Healthy) Habits
If you slacked off on your wellness habits during cookout and pool party season, it’s time to fall back into a healthier routine.
For Adults: To Nap or Not to Nap?
Like many people, you may struggle for a good night's sleep. A daytime nap may seem like a good way to recoup some of that lost slumber. But you may be dozing at your own risk.
For Men: Healthcare Providers Are Good for Your Health
Men are missing the chance to find and treat health problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.
For Seniors: Don’t Brush Off Dental Care
Older adults may have dental concerns that can't be fully taken care of with just brushing and flossing. Here's what you should know.
For Seniors: Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted
The number of older people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.
For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
For Women: Take This Risk to Heart
Women often perceive heart disease as an older person's disease that need not concern them until menopause.
Get Healthy Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List
It’s an annual tradition: Every year around this time, you start fretting over finding the perfect gift that will show how much you care. This year, why not give the gift of healthy living?
Get to the Heart of Oral Health
Evidence is mounting that people with periodontal (gum) disease may be more at risk for heart disease and stroke.
How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?
Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.
How to Help Prevent Osteoarthritis
You can’t fully prevent osteoarthritis. But you can help lessen daily stress on your joints. This can make it less likely that osteoarthritis will happen, or get worse.
How to Make Heart-Healthy Food Choices
Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions.
How to Stay Healthy at Work
Here are measures you can take to protect yourself from the flu at the office.
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