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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7 Step Plan for Healthy Living

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.

Staying Healthy Pictures

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.

5 Things You Should Know: Germ Fighting

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.

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?

Heart Health Pictures

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.

Carbon Monoxide: The Senseless Killer

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.

Accident-proof Your Home: A Checklist

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.

Accidents Don't Have to Happen

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

The Dalai Lama on Healthy Living

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

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?

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.

Preventative Care Overview

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.

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.

What's with China and lead poisoning?

In 2007, Chinese-made products were taken off the shelves in what could be record-breaking numbers. Everything from toys to toothpaste to dog food to computer batteries were found with dangerous or toxic levels of lead.

How to Administer Self-exams

When it comes to monitoring your body for early warning signs, you are the best person for the job. Learn how to perform self-exams to detect signs of skin cancer, testicular cancer, and breast cancer.

How To Prevent Traveling Infections

Traveling infections you may encounter while visiting undeveloped countries are often spread by parasites in the food and water, or mosquitoes that carry diseases from person to person. Learn about travel infections.

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.

How To Prevent Infections From Animals

Household pets can give you unpleasant diseases through animal bites that include tetanus, rabies, and cat scratch fever. People who work with birds should look out for parrot fever. Learn about animal infections.

How To Prevent Parasitic Infections

Parasitic infections that are contracted through skin contact or infected bedding, clothing or animals includes body lice, scabies and ticks, and can lead to bumps, rashes, or even Lyme disease. Learn about preventing parasitic infections.

How to Prevent Heart Infections

Serious infections of the heart have nothing to do with being lovesick. Although endocarditis and rheumatic fever are relatively rare, they do require prompt medical attention. Learn how to prevent these heart infections.

How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, but they can be uncomfortable and annoying. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for bladder infections (cystitis), kidney infections (pyelonephritis), and yeast infections.

How to Prevent Brain Infections

When infections invade the space between our ears, they can wreak havoc with our most important organ -- the brain. Learn for helpful ways to keep your noggin healthy.

How to Prevent Childhood Infections

Lots of contagious pestilences plague preschool and day-care settings, but few childhood illnesses leave the body with serious damage or aftereffects. Learn how to avoid and treat those nasty childhood infections and infestations.

How to Prevent Hepatitis

There are many different types of hepatitis infections caused by different viruses. Learn about how hepatitis infections attack the liver, an important organ that aids digestion and performs many other body processes.

How to Prevent Stomach Infections

When stomach infections strike, you're left feeling like you've been run over by a truck. Learn how to avoid most culinary bacteria with a little awareness and plenty of soap and water.