If you're looking for a safe way to tan, a tanning booth or salon is not the answer, experts say.
The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.
With drinking water, it's important to consider not just the water itself, but how that water gets to you.
If you want to be fully informed, you should read the fine print connected with any drug that you intend to use.
Many older people fall because of unsafe surroundings at home. Use these suggestions to safeguard against some likely household hazards.
Every year, thousands of Americans injure their eyes or damage their vision. Follow these guidelines to help protect yourself and your family.
Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear.
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.
Chances are you know you need minerals such as calcium and iron. But five lesser-known minerals also deserve your attention.
In recent years, an increasing amount of scientific evidence has supported the idea that people can do quite a lot on their own to lengthen their life span and to enhance the quality of life as they age. Here are five steps to take every day that can promote healthy aging and boost longevity.
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.
If you're a woman of childbearing age, one of the B vitamins -- folate -- is especially critical.
There's a lot you can do to head off eye problems, including following a healthy diet and getting regular eye checkups.
When should you have your cholesterol checked? Be screened for colorectal cancer? Here's a timeline for screenings and checkups.
For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?
Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with just brushing and flossing.
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.
Women often perceive heart disease as an older person's disease that need not concern them until menopause.
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.
Common asthma triggers are dust mites, pets and pet dander, cockroaches, mold, tobacco smoke and pollen.
Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.
Evidence is mounting that people with periodontal (gum) disease may be more at risk for heart disease and stroke.
Brushing twice a day will help get rid of plaque, the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
The most important antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, including beta carotene.
A vaccine can protect babies from rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants.
These tips will help you reduce your risk of being ripped off and putting your health in danger.