Health Tips

Chickenpox FAQ

Sep 06, 2018
Diseases like chickenpox can bring up a lot of questions. The answers to some of the most common chickenpox-related questions are below. Because of the invention of the chickenpox vaccine, many Americans today have no memories of...

Understanding Youth Tobacco Use

Aug 31, 2018
Fewer middle and high school students are using tobacco products than in recent years, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. But there's still work to be done. This national survey found that the...

Hot Outside? Here's How to Stay Cool

Aug 24, 2018
It's summer, and that means sun and heat. If you aren't careful, the summer heat can lead to heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope (marked by sudden dizziness...

Give Your Heart a Tune-Up

Aug 17, 2018
Looking to lower your blood pressure? Try the following 10 steps to manage your blood pressure and improve your heart health. Get moving.  Aim for three or four 40-minute sessions of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week....

3 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Aug 10, 2018
Whether you are trying to have a baby or just thinking about it, informing yourself is a good first step. Here are three tips to get you started: Visit Your Doctor Do not wait until you become pregnant to visit your doctor. Seeing your...

Travel Smart This Summer

Aug 03, 2018
Book trip. Check. Reserve hotel room. Check. But before you pack your bags and head out, it's wise to consider one more important factor: your health. Traveling abroad can expose you to a number of risks — from infectious diseases to...