Preventive Care

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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Two COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Are Gamechangers

While the coronavirus still rages across the globe, Moderna and Pfizer both have achieved more than 90 percent efficacy in their mRNA COVID-19 vaccine trials. Does this mean an end to the pandemic is in sight?

Pharmacists Explain Why Ingredients in Flu Vaccine Won't Hurt You

Many people don't trust vaccines. But the more we know about the flu vaccine, the higher our level of trust will be, and the more people will likely accept a coronavirus vaccine.

Why Is It So Hard to Make a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Every year, a version of the flu vaccine must be developed, to compensate for the changes in the flu virus the year before. Will we ever have a one-and-done flu vaccine?

What Is Social Distancing and How Do We Do It Right?

Social distancing is definitely not something most of us are used to. After all, we humans are social creatures. So what is it exactly, and how are we supposed to do it?

Why Hand-washing Beats Hand Sanitizer Hands Down!

Put down the sanitizer and get out the soap! Health experts say washing with soap and water gets more germs off your hands than using the alcohol-based stuff. But why?

How to Stay Warm in Your Freezing-cold Office

Whether winter is a-knocking at your poorly insulated office – or you have a too-efficient AC in the summertime, we have some creative real-world tips and advice on gadgets to help you stay warm.

Why Is the HPV Vaccine Suddenly Effective for Adults?

The HPV vaccine used to be only for adolescents, before they were sexually active. Now, the FDA has approved the vaccine for adults as well. What accounts for the change?

Why Playing Musical Pillows Isn't Helping Your Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain may be a sign of something more serious, but body position and the proper pillow go a long way toward helping you wake up pain-free.

Liquid Nitrogen 'Dragon's Breath' Cereal: A Dangerous Fad

Liquid nitrogen is a cool new dessert ingredient. But is it safe?

Financial Incentives Help Teens Manage Chronic Illness

Adolescence is a notoriously tough time for people with Type 1 diabetes, but a study shows that giving them money might help them manage the illness more effectively.

One Vaccine Breakthrough in the 1960s Has Prevented 10 Million Deaths

A new study examines the impact of the WI-38 human cell strain, from lives saved to cases of disease prevented.

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?

10 Items Every Safe, Healthy Home Should Have

Create a safe, healthy home to protect the important people in your life – your family. These must-have items are the secrets to a safe, healthy home.

How to Avoid Blisters from High Heels

Blisters on your toes and feet are annoying and uncomfortable, but you don't you have to sacrifice fashion for healthy feet. Here's how to avoid blisters.

Dr. Oz's Recommendations for Healthy Living

Wellness doesn't just happen. Only conscious choices can give you a vibrant, energy-filled existence. Like any other challenge in life, treat positive lifestyle changes as an opportunity to mature and grow. See these recommendations to get started.

10 Health Sense Tips

How good is your health sense? Take a look at these 10 health sense tips for easy actions to make your everyday living healthier.

Top 10 Beach Hazards

If you're heading to the beach, you need to be aware of some beach hazards. Learn about the top 10 beach hazards here to be prepared.

Top 10 Steps to a New You

Whether it's reforming bad habits or being a better friend, we have 10 suggestions to help set you on the path to a life transformation. Read on...

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.

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?

7 Countries Home to the World's Healthiest People

They live well into their nineties and often times up break the hundred year mark. Their existence is healthy but the underlying reasons are often cultural.

7 Weird Ways To Not Get Sick (...Including Kissing And Coffee)

Don't stop dosing yourself with Vitamin C, but don't overlook some of the other more fun ways to stay healthy this sick season.

What You Need to Know About Caulking and Health

Caulk is good for your home, except when it's bad. Learn more about caulking and health.

Your Office Job as Dangerous on the Body as Smoking?

It’s a big part of so many of our lives. Even if we are active outside of work, whether it be by hitting the gym, hiking, biking, practicing yoga, or whatever your favorite hobby, much of our day is spent behind a desk typing away at our computers.

What should you include in a medical history document?

While most homes have at least one first-aid kit, another important item that each family member should have at the ready is a medical history document. You can learn more about what to include in a medical history document from this article.