Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. Just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
Every year, thousands of Americans die because of medical errors. Such errors can occur anywhere in the health-care system and can involve medicines, surgery, diagnosis, equipment and lab reports.
Stingers occur when the shoulder and head go in opposite directions, the head is moved quickly to one side, or the area above the collarbone is hit.
Here's food for thought on dietary changes that can help you prevent several serious conditions.
The way we gauge the peril a given disorder poses is called risk perception.
Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. If you have a partner who verbally humiliates you, demands all your attention, blames you for everything that goes wrong or threatens to harm you or your children, you’re also being abused.
Domestic violence is behavior someone uses to control a spouse, partner, date or elderly relative through fear and intimidation.
No packaging system is completely safe, so it's important that you check for signs of tampering whenever you buy or use a medicine.
Your health habits may play a role in helping to reduce your risk for this serious disease, and they're particularly important as you get older.
To keep stress at a minimum and reduce its effects on your life, you need to find and practice healthy ways to manage it.
Now that you've retired, what are you going to do with all that spare time?
Every day, injuries send 25,000 children to emergency rooms. Simple precautions could head off most of those trips.
Senior centers enrich the lives of older adults with a range of opportunities for socialization, learning, travel, volunteerism, and physical and mental challenges.
How can you ensure you'll get the medical services you need in the future? Gather what documents you might need to get those services now. It helps to have a record of the names and addresses of your health care providers, the dates of your office visits, and hospitalizations.
Americans consume two to three times more salt or sodium than is healthy.
Using sunscreen, covering up and wearing sunglasses that block UV rays will help you enjoy the sunshine safely.
Without enough shut-eye, children are more likely to struggle with their school studies, do poorly on the playing field, and suffer depression.
If you're not eating right, you may be at risk for problems with your teeth and mouth. Bad eating habits can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Bringing a new life into this world is a big responsibility. Even seemingly simple things—like soaking in a hot tub or being around people who are painting—could affect your baby.
Experts say today's small music players pose a big risk of hearing loss. One reason: The "earbuds" used with iPods and other MP3 players fit into the ears, not over them.
When you're behind the wheel, you may believe that you can stop yourself from falling asleep, but you can’t. You may not even know you’ve dozed off.
Illnesses such as the flu and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. They’re usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Good posture can enhance your appearance, confidence and self-esteem. It also relieves overcrowding of internal organs caused by slouching.
Mental stress does more than diminish your sense of well-being. It also can increase your risk for heart disease.
Strokes occur when something interferes with the normal flow of blood to the central nervous system. Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.
Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.
Mosquitoes can be more than a nuisance -- they can ruin your outdoor plans and threaten your health. So it’s a good idea to protect yourself and your family as the weather heats up.
Your body continues to change after delivery. Coping with these changes while you adjust to caring for a new baby can present a challenge.