popular topics in general health

  • Children
    Tick Bites
    Bug Off! Protect Yourself from These 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    Ticks and mosquitoes are two of the leading carriers of diseases to humans, and warm summer weather makes these pests more active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines the 6 most common diseases that can spread through ti...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • breastfeeding woman checking medication safety
    Breastfeeding Challenges
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers Do you have concerns about breastfeeding while on certain medications? Good news: In the September 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares its revised...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Lyme Disease
    Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme Disease
    Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme DiseaseTicks have received a lot of attention over the past several years. Being the transmitters of such deadly diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme Disease, ticks are considered Public Enemy Nu...
  • Close up of maquito on human arm
    Bites and Stings
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is spread through mosquitoes, and is a particular threat during the summer and fall months in North America. The Cente...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • Keeping Your Husband Healthy, Married couple cooking heart healthy meal for mans diet
    Disease Prevention
    4 Key Steps to Keep Your Hubby Healthy
    Let's face it — between working long hours and being a seemingly invincible superdad, the man in your life could use some help staying healthy. Whether your husband seems like the picture of good health or the poster child for unhealthy habits,...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Illnesses and Diseases
    Toddler Has Unusual Lump
    Most often these lumps are normal lymph nodes -- "glands" that we all have in various parts of our bodies. ...
  • Family Life
    Disease Prevention
    10 Simple Health Things You Can Check Yourself
    10 Simple Health Things You Can Check Yourself Hop on the scales -- Weighing yourself every month (not every day!) will enable you to spot any changes before your clothes become too tight or even too loose. Look in the mirror -- If your eyes ar...
  • Family Life
    Kidney Stones
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. Children
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. ChildrenIf you need another reason to avoid feeding your children processed and junk food, you've got one: It's a suspected cause of a growing health problem in young children – kidney stones.A recent New York...
    Nancy Witting
  • Diabetes blood sugar test
    Diabetes
    Weight and Diabetes in Kids
    Weight and Diabetes in Kids A study completed in 2004 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 12.5 million (17.1%) of children ages 2-19 in the United States were overweight. From 1999 to 2004, overweight and obesit...
    Julie Deaner
  • Behavior Checklists and Charts Printables
    Sample Medication Log
    This worksheet provides guidance for observing your child's reaction to medication. ...
  • Child taking medicine, antibiotics
    Antibiotics
    Are We Overusing Antibiotics and Antibacterial Products?
    Are We Overusing Antibiotics and Antibacterial Products? When you walk into the cleaning or household aisle of your nearby grocery store, you're likely confronted with row upon row of antibacterial cleaning products. If you look into a woman's ...
    Liz Casler
  • Family Life
    Herbal Remedies
    Herbal Remedies for a Better Feeling Body
    Herbal Remedies for a Better Feeling Body Yes, there are even more herbs to talk about. Find out how ginger can settle your stomach, bilberry can help your eyes, rosemary can get your blood pumping, peppermint can aid in indigestion, and aloe ca...
  • Family Life
    Herbal Remedies
    Herbal Remedies for Depression, Sleeping, and Aging
    Herbal Remedies for Depression, Sleeping, and Aging Are you feeling restless, tense, depressed, or having trouble sleeping at night? Or, maybe you simply want to defy some of the signs of aging. Read on—this section examines some herbs that ma...
  • Family Life
    Illnesses and Diseases
    Mucus in Infant's Eyes
    Mucus in the eyes may indicate dacrostenosis, which is a blockage of the tear ducts. ...
  • Family Life
    Migraines/Headaches
    Managing Migraines
    Managing Migraines If you have ever had a migraine headache, you’re well aware of the horrific agony. From severe pain to nausea and vomiting, migraines can be incredibly debilitating. The following list provides you with strategies to lessen...
  • Family Life
    Diabetes
    Learning About Diabetes
    Learning About Diabetes Diabetes is most commonly known as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. However, there are also gestational diabetes and other specific types of diabetes associated with genetic defects, with various diseases that injure the pancr...
  • Family Life
    High Cholesterol
    Understanding Your Blood Test
    Understanding Your Blood Test We hear lots of numbers being tossed around when it comes to cardiovascular health, and without a clear understanding of what they mean, this information can be downright overwhelming. Key players include total chol...