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Vaccinations: Not Just for Kids!
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Vaccinations: Not Just for Kids!

No matter your stage in life, vaccinations are important to prevent disease and stay healthy.

Avoid Overmedication and Serious Drug Interactions
Your Family's HealthMedications

Avoid Overmedication and Serious Drug Interactions

Take these four steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Playing It Safe: Preventing Youth Sports Injuries
Fitness & ExerciseYour Family's Health

Playing It Safe: Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

Take common-sense steps to keep your young athlete in the game.

Nosebleeds — No Big Deal Or Cause For Concern?
Heads UpYour Family's Health

Nosebleeds — No Big Deal Or Cause For Concern?

Your mom was right — don’t pick your nose!

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Take steps to prevent the flu and minimize symptoms when you’re infected.

Do You Need an Asthma Action Plan?
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAsthma

Do You Need an Asthma Action Plan?

You know what to do when you have an asthma flare-up, but do those around you?

No One Likes the Time Change
SleepYour Family's Health

No One Likes the Time Change

Daylight Savings Time: How to deal with what we love to hate.

Hemangioma: More Than a Birthmark
Heart & Vascular HealthYour Family's HealthVascular Health

Hemangioma: More Than a Birthmark

Prevent complications by closely monitoring growth and changes.

The Red Rash of Fifth Disease: Mostly Harmless, Except….
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

The Red Rash of Fifth Disease: Mostly Harmless, Except….

It’s usually not harmful for children, but can be dangerous for pregnant women and their babies.

Straight Talk About Diarrhea
Digestive HealthYour Family's Health

Straight Talk About Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common issue, but not one we enjoy talking about. Learn what causes it, what to do about it, and most important, how to know if it’s serious.

Meningitis: How to Protect Your Family
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Meningitis: How to Protect Your Family

Know the warning signs of this potentially deadly, debilitating disease.

Change the Course with ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment
Drug Allergy or Side Effect? Why You Need to Know
Buckle Fracture: A Common Childhood Hazard
Bone & Joint HealthYour Family's Health

Buckle Fracture: A Common Childhood Hazard

When kids go down in sports or play, their forearm can take the brunt of the fall.

Bed Bugs – Not Harmful, But What a Nuisance!
Your Family's Health

Bed Bugs – Not Harmful, But What a Nuisance!

Advice on what to do about these most unwelcome guests.

Making Some “Me” Time: Tips for De-stressing
Emotional HealthYour Family's HealthStress

Making Some “Me” Time: Tips for De-stressing

Use these stress-busting techniques to stop stress from getting the best of you.

Expired Medicine: Why, When and How to Pitch It
Your Family's HealthMedications

Expired Medicine: Why, When and How to Pitch It

Don’t put your health at risk by taking medicine past its prime.

Four Fever Fears and How to Handle Them
Peanuts for Your ‘Peanut’ May Prevent Allergies
Clearing Up the Importance of Child Eye Exams
Your Family's Health

Clearing Up the Importance of Child Eye Exams

Even kids who show no signs of vision problems should have their eyes checked regularly.

Quiz About Medicine Interactions
Your Family's HealthMedications

Quiz About Medicine Interactions

Test your smarts to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Avoid Potential Danger: Mixing Medicines and Supplements
Your Family's HealthMedications

Avoid Potential Danger: Mixing Medicines and Supplements

Prevent unsafe interactions by talking with your doctor about everything you take.

Getting Teenagers to Take Their Meds
Your Family's HealthMedications

Getting Teenagers to Take Their Meds

It starts with knowledge and organization.

Do You Know Enough About Taking Prescription Medications?
Why Thyroid Disorders in Children Need Action Now
Your Family's HealthThyroid Health

Why Thyroid Disorders in Children Need Action Now

Out-of-control thyroid hormones can do lifetime damage

Make It Stop! A Quick Guide to Allergy Relief
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthMedications

Make It Stop! A Quick Guide to Allergy Relief

You can’t prevent allergies, but you and your doctor can make them easier to live with.

Lifesaving Facts About Pneumococcal Disease
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Lifesaving Facts About Pneumococcal Disease

Learn how to defend yourself and family against this serious illness.

Keep That Stinger Away From Me!
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's Health

Keep That Stinger Away From Me!

Beyond the pain, insect stings can cause allergic reactions. Learn what to look for and what to do.

How to Spot Skin Cancer
CancerSkin CareYour Family's Health

How to Spot Skin Cancer

Use your detective skills to track skin changes and recognize skin cancer.

How to Know if You Have Seasonal Allergies
How to Help Others Manage Your Child’s Asthma
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAsthma

How to Help Others Manage Your Child’s Asthma

Make sure your child with asthma is well cared for when away from home.

Do You Know How to Protect Your Hearing?
Heads UpYour Family's Health

Do You Know How to Protect Your Hearing?

Get the facts about protecting your hearing.

Sweet Relief! How Inhalers Can Help Your Asthma
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Take Your Meds as Prescribed
Your Family's HealthMedications

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Take Your Meds as Prescribed

Take the right dose, at the right time, for as long as your doctor recommends.

Be Prepared: Essentials for Your Home First Aid Kit
Your Family's HealthMedications

Be Prepared: Essentials for Your Home First Aid Kit

Be ready at home for minor emergencies with a well-stocked first aid kit.

Antibiotics: 5 Truths You Can’t Ignore
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's HealthMedications

Antibiotics: 5 Truths You Can’t Ignore

Antibiotics save lives, but why are some not working anymore?

I’m Pregnant. Is It Safe to Take Medicine?
Baby on the WayYour Family's HealthMedications

I’m Pregnant. Is It Safe to Take Medicine?

How to decide when a medicine is best for you — and for baby, too!

Tools to Help You Organize Your Medications
Your Family's HealthMedications

Tools to Help You Organize Your Medications

From paper logs to smartphone apps, help so you don’t miss a dose.

How to Properly Handle and Store Your Medicines
Your Family's HealthMedications

How to Properly Handle and Store Your Medicines

Keep meds high and dry for safety and maximum effectiveness.

When Medications Cause Side Effects
Your Family's HealthMedications

When Medications Cause Side Effects

4 tips to help you minimize any problems with your meds.

Get Ready for the Mobile Medical App Tsunami
What You Need to Know About Concussion
Fitness & ExerciseHeads UpYour Family's HealthBrain Health

What You Need to Know About Concussion

The sobering facts about sports-related concussion.

Advance Directives Make Life Easier for Loved Ones
Your Family's Health

Advance Directives Make Life Easier for Loved Ones

Let your family know how you want to be cared for at the end of life.

Is Your Kid Stressed? What Every Parent Should Know
Your Family's HealthStress

Is Your Kid Stressed? What Every Parent Should Know

Has stress turned your child’s happy world upside-down?

Battling the Nasty Norovirus: 7 Questions to Ask
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Battling the Nasty Norovirus: 7 Questions to Ask

Tips on fighting back when you’re floored by the stomach bug.

Banish the Burn! Sunburn Treatment, Truths and Prevention
Skin CareYour Family's Health

Banish the Burn! Sunburn Treatment, Truths and Prevention

Protect yourself and your kids to enjoy fun in the sun.

10 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters
Diet & NutritionYour Family's Health

10 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters

Turn “No, I won’t!” into “Mmm, mmm, good.”

25 Tips for Safe and Healthy Travel
Your Family's Health

25 Tips for Safe and Healthy Travel

Three cheers for V-A-C-A-TION! Now make sure it’s safe and healthy.

Splish, Splash, Sure! But Water Safety First
Your Family's Health

Splish, Splash, Sure! But Water Safety First

Everybody into the pool — after you know the water safety rules.

What to Do When Animals Bite
Your Family's Health

What to Do When Animals Bite

Preventing infection is your first priority.

11 Ways to Discipline with Love, Not Fear
When Love Turns Ugly: Unhealthy Teen Relationships
How to Handle a Bully
Emotional HealthYour Family's HealthRelationship Health

How to Handle a Bully

Helpful strategies if your child is the victim — or the bully.

Create a Better Blend in Your Blended Family
8 Simple Ways to “Fall Proof” Your Home
Bone & Joint HealthYour Family's HealthOsteoporosis

8 Simple Ways to “Fall Proof” Your Home

Play it safe by removing hazards, improving lighting and installing handrails.

Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?
SleepYour Family's Health

Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

Learn how to help your teen avoid sleep deprivation.

Whooping Cough: Is Your Whole Family Protected?
Supporting Your Child in the Battle Against Bullying
Is Your Throat Just Sore? Or Is It Something More?
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Is Your Throat Just Sore? Or Is It Something More?

When is your sore throat severe enough to call your doctor?

Salmonella: The Raw Facts
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Salmonella: The Raw Facts

You can take simple steps to skip this infection.

Test Your IQ on Adult Immunizations
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Test Your IQ on Adult Immunizations

See if you know when and how you should get vaccinated.

Getting Past the Pain of Kidney Stones
Your Family's Health

Getting Past the Pain of Kidney Stones

What causes these painful stones and how to prevent and treat them.

Does Mom or Dad Need to Stop Driving?
Your Family's Health

Does Mom or Dad Need to Stop Driving?

How to have “the talk” about hanging up the car keys

Don’t Get Beat by the Heat! How to Avoid Heat Illnesses
Your Family's Health

Don’t Get Beat by the Heat! How to Avoid Heat Illnesses

Heed this heat illness advice to keep the heat from ruining your summer fun.

Don’t Get Eaten Alive!
Infectious DiseaseSkin CareYour Family's Health

Don’t Get Eaten Alive!

Bug bites can be dangerous. Learn how to prevent them and when to worry.

5 Tactics to Talk Your Teen Out of Tanning
Skin CareYour Family's Health

5 Tactics to Talk Your Teen Out of Tanning

You know that tanning is harmful, but how can you prevent your teen from learning that lesson firsthand?

Don’t Get Burned: Know the Facts on SPF
Skin CareYour Family's Health

Don’t Get Burned: Know the Facts on SPF

The more you know, the better you can protect your skin

Easy Steps to Allergy-Proof Every Room in Your Home
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAllergies

Easy Steps to Allergy-Proof Every Room in Your Home

Fight back against common allergens! It’s easier than you think.

Uh-Oh! Pink Pee!
Your Family's Health

Uh-Oh! Pink Pee!

Designer colors are fun – but not for your urine!

Strains and Sprains. What a Pain!
Fitness & ExerciseYour Family's Health

Strains and Sprains. What a Pain!

Take these three steps to avoid sprains and strains

For Caregivers: Strengthening Bonds with Dementia Patients
Heads UpYour Family's HealthBrain Health

For Caregivers: Strengthening Bonds with Dementia Patients

Keep things positive and listen closely to strengthen your relationship.

Confused? The Culprit May Be a UTI
Snuggle Up with Allergy-Protected Bedding
The Mysterious Rise of Food Allergies in Kids
The Link Between Allergies and Asthma
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAsthmaAllergies

The Link Between Allergies and Asthma

Do you have asthma? Avoid an attack by finding out if you have these common allergies.

Pet Allergies Bring Tough Choices
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAllergies

Pet Allergies Bring Tough Choices

How to handle giving up a beloved family pet for the well-being of your allergic or asthmatic child.

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
Infectious DiseaseAllergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAllergies

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?

Knowing whether you have a cold or allergy can help you get the right treatment.

EpiPen: Your Lifesaving Superhero
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAllergies

EpiPen: Your Lifesaving Superhero

How an EpiPen can stop an anaphylactic reaction and save your life.

Can You Outgrow Asthma?
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAsthma

Can You Outgrow Asthma?

Can you really outgrow asthma, or does it just become inactive?

Adult-onset Asthma: Know Fact from Fiction
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAsthma

Adult-onset Asthma: Know Fact from Fiction

Test how much you know about staying healthy with asthma—at any age!

8 Reasons You — or Your Child — May Be at Risk for Asthma
3 Ways to Stay Active with Exercise-Induced Asthma
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAsthma

3 Ways to Stay Active with Exercise-Induced Asthma

If asthma makes you huff and puff, don’t let it blow away your will to exercise!

3 Tips to Keep Fragrance Allergies in Check
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's HealthAllergies

3 Tips to Keep Fragrance Allergies in Check

That fabulous scent may be hurting your skin. Learn more about this common allergy trigger.

How Much Do You Know About Vaccines?
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

How Much Do You Know About Vaccines?

Take this quiz to learn how they work and who needs them.

How Much Do You Know About Advance Directives?
Your Family's Health

How Much Do You Know About Advance Directives?

Learn about the documents everyone should have.

What’s Making You Sick – Bacteria or Virus?
Your Guide to the ‘Kissing Disease,’ Mononucleosis
You’re Overreacting! Allergies, Your Immune System and Heredity
Allergies, Asthma and Lung HealthYour Family's Health

You’re Overreacting! Allergies, Your Immune System and Heredity

With allergies, your immune system thinks it’s protecting you — but the result can make you miserable.

Why Flu Vaccination Matters
Infectious DiseaseYour Family's Health

Why Flu Vaccination Matters

It’s good for you and everyone around you.

Why Do My Pills Look Different?
Your Family's HealthMedication

Why Do My Pills Look Different?

Get answers from your pharmacist — and stick with your doctor’s orders.

Turning 65? Get Smart About Medicare
Your Family's Health

Turning 65? Get Smart About Medicare

Don’t wait till you’re blowing out the candles to start thinking about Medicare.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Your Family's Health

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Make the most of your next doctor visit by knowing what to ask about your care.

Stress Relief for Kids: What You Can Do
Emotional HealthYour Family's HealthStress

Stress Relief for Kids: What You Can Do

Everyday coping skills everyone can benefit from.

Six Ways to Simplify Your Life with Electronic Medical Records
Your Family's Health

Six Ways to Simplify Your Life with Electronic Medical Records

Get your medical information and contact your doctor where you want, whenever you want.

Ready to Quit Smoking? Read On!
Loving Someone with Diabetes: 5 Rules for Caregivers
DiabetesYour Family's Health

Loving Someone with Diabetes: 5 Rules for Caregivers

Are you overdoing it when caring for your loved one, or are you a no-show?

Little Bug, Dangerous Bite: Avoiding Ticks and Lyme Disease
Lice Advice: Fact vs. Myth
Your Family's Health

Lice Advice: Fact vs. Myth

What you need to know, even when you don’t want to!

HPV Vaccine: Protection for Your Teens
Infectious DiseaseCancerYour Family's HealthGynecologic Cancer

HPV Vaccine: Protection for Your Teens

It’s a safe defense against genital warts and cancers.

Holiday Safety at Home: A List Worth Checking Twice
Your Family's Health

Holiday Safety at Home: A List Worth Checking Twice

Deck your halls safely so you remember the holidays for the right reasons!

Small Steps

Keep a diary.

Record what you did, or came into contact with, to help your allergist figure out the cause of your allergic reaction faster.

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