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

By Jesslyn Shields

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?

By Maria Trimarchi

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.

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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.

By Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

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.

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers

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?

By Tom Scheve

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

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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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.

By Sara Novak

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.

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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.

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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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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Some pains should never be ignored because they could put our health — or worse — our life at risk. But how do you know which is just a little discomfort and which is a sign of more?

By Tom Scheve & Jennifer Walker-Journey

Many inventions and ideas of the last century had some potential to be useful, but actually will have negative consequences to our bodies or the environment. Learn about the detriments of everyday items.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

Mosquitoes are known to carry disease, leave uncomfortable and painful bites, and ruin picnics. But before you reach for the can of chemicals, try these natural mosquito repellants.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

We consulted nutrition, health and fitness experts to come up with seven simple steps for better health. See how to stay healthy even with a busy lifestyle.

By Ann Coulston, Jane Folkman, Rachel Johnson, Richard Cotton & Carol Krucoff

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Being healthy is about more than just being free of germs. Get some tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle -- from the inside out.

In less than 24 hours one single bacteria cell can multiply to more than 8 million -- and it only takes 10 bacteria cells to make you sick. Keep them at bay with five germ-fighting tips.

By Maria Trimarchi

People are buying probiotics in droves because they're supposed to have a lot of health benefits. But is that true or just hype?

By Molly Edmonds & Jesslyn Shields

Heart disease is one of the top causes of death in the United States. Do you know how to take care of your heart? Take a look at this gallery to see how to stay healthy.

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Carbon monoxide has been called "the senseless killer" because it is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Learn more about carbon monoxide and what you can do to minimize your exposure to it.

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Your home might feel like a safe haven but it does present many dangers that you should be aware about. Check out this article that is filled with helpful content on how to improve the safety of your home.

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One of the most dangerous things to a humans health are accidents. Learn how you can prevent unwanted accidents from happening in this article.

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The Dalai Lama is an important and sometimes mysterious figure head known throughout world. Discover more about the Dalai Lama in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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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.

By Jill Ferguson

Preventative care and services, like immunizations and yearly physicals, are performed in an effort to prevent an illness or injury. Find out if they make a difference in your health.

By Melissa Jeffries