Preventative care and services are performed in an effort to prevent major illness or injury. Learn about some of the different types of preventative care you can take along with specific prevention for men, women and children.
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10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

People will go to crazy extremes to try to get slim. Would you ingest a parasite to fit into your skinny jeans?


10 Mysterious Pains You Shouldn't Ignore

Most of us have mysterious pains from time to time, and they usually go away on their own. But what if those small, random pains signal a larger underlying problem? Some pains shouldn't be ignored, and doing so may put your health, or your life, at risk.

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  • 10 Embarrassing Problems You Don't Want to Discuss with Your Doctor

    10 Embarrassing Problems You Don't Want to Discuss with Your Doctor

    Whether it's an unsightly rash on your rear end or trouble in the bedroom, an embarrassing health problem may be the last thing you want to talk about, but some can be life-threatening. Which are we least likely to bring up with someone who can help? See more »

  • 5 Worst Barbecue Blunders

    5 Worst Barbecue Blunders

    Everyone loves a big ol' barbecue. But not everyone considers the risks involved before firing up the grill. The tales of mishaps are legion, and here are some of the worst. See more »

  • 7 Key Things to Put in Your Emergency Kit

    7 Key Things to Put in Your Emergency Kit

    Every well-stocked home has a first-aid kit. But what items should you have on-hand if you're headed for the hospital? See more »

  • Do probiotics really do anything?

    Do probiotics really do anything?

    If you've got to pick between the regular yogurt and the one that will cure your digestive ills, you might as well go for the latter. But does adding bacteria to your diet have a real health benefit? See more »

  • Heads Up! The Most Dangerous Sports Quiz

    Heads Up! The Most Dangerous Sports Quiz

    Playing recreational sports is a great way to keep in shape at any age. Unfortunately, it's also a great way to end up in the emergency room. So what are some of the most dangerous sports in the U.S.? Some may surprise you. See more »

  • How Oil Pulling Works

    How Oil Pulling Works

    It may sound odd, but some people swear that swishing oil — yes, oil — in your mouth can net benefits for both oral and overall health. What's the scoop with oil pulling? See more »

  • How to Prevent Malaria

    How to Prevent Malaria

    Malaria is curable and preventable. Learn about efforts underway to eradicate malaria and how you can protect yourself when you travel to countries where malaria is common. See more »

  • How Vaccines Work

    How Vaccines Work

    Vaccinations are largely viewed as the most successful medical advancement in the history of public health. If only there were no needles. See more »

  • Keep It Confidential: The Embarrassing Medical Problems Quiz

    Keep It Confidential: The Embarrassing Medical Problems Quiz

    Think you're already an expert on the ins and outs of some of the most embarrassing medical problems out there? Take this quiz to find out! See more »

  • Low-sodium Diets

    Low-sodium Diets

    Sodium is essential to life, but too much of it can cause edema and contribute to high blood pressure. The average American eats almost four times the recommended sodium intake per day. See more »

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