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For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards.
You don't want to spend this winter battling a runny nose, a nagging cough or a fever. Here's what to do.
Learning about HPV can help you avoid infection and seek treatment, if necessary.
Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.
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.
Detailed information on blood donations and blood banking
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Although most insects are just nuisances, some can threaten our health.
Each fall you hear that the flu threatens senior citizens and folks with chronic ailments. But the rate of hospital stays is highest in another group—young children.
Many products seek to prevent bug bites, but products containing DEET (usually listed on labels as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are quite effective.
Pitchers ages 10 and under can throw no more than 75 pitches a game. After that, they can't pitch until they rest for four days.
The fact is that most women in their 30s and 40s have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. To ensure a healthy pregnancy, you should do what any woman should do: Prepare for your baby with healthy lifestyle choices. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and learn what you can do to prevent potential problems.
What's more relaxing that a good soak in a hot tub? Hot water sure makes you feel great, but hot tubs and whirlpools can sometimes be dangerous -- and even deadly.
If you're pregnant, it's just as important for you to stay away from lead as it is to protect your children from it.
You can help your child by being prepared and preventing injuries from occurring. It is important to take charge of your child's health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
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.
Domestic violence is behavior someone uses to control a spouse, partner, date or elderly relative through fear and intimidation.
Detailed information on rotavirus, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
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.
Whether it's a twisted ankle, a shin splint or a strained muscle, when should you see a doctor for a sports injury?
Cocaine use ranges from occasional to compulsive. There is no safe way to use the drug.
Earaches are common during childhood, but a vaccine can ease the pain for thousands of kids.
Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's doctor.
Dogs are responsible for 85 to 90 percent of all animal bites. But, many incidents can be avoided.
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