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Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications August 30, 2016

Understand what you're reading

Mideast Violence Erasing Decades of Health Gains August 25, 2016

Declines in life expectancy noted in Syria and other war-torn countries, study says

Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants August 24, 2016

Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S. August 23, 2016

Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out August 22, 2016

A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning August 19, 2016

But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports August 17, 2016

Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

Surviving Freshman Year 101 August 14, 2016

Avoid fast food and excess partying, and make the library your home away from home

Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet August 13, 2016

Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year August 11, 2016

Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms? August 11, 2016

Researchers say drinkers wouldn't notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big

AAA: Road Debris a Mounting Danger on U.S. Highways August 11, 2016

Crashes involving objects that have fallen from vehicles up 40 percent since 2001

Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School August 10, 2016

The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report August 09, 2016

Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas August 08, 2016

Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too

Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity August 08, 2016

Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report August 08, 2016

Teens and young adults, shift-workers and people with sleep disorders face greater risk

The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus August 07, 2016

National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool August 06, 2016

These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever? July 28, 2016

Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study July 27, 2016

Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes July 27, 2016

Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End July 26, 2016

Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

2 of 3 Americans OK With Doctors Discussing Gun Safety July 25, 2016

But 54 percent of gun owners say talking about firearms with patients is appropriate, survey finds

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study July 25, 2016

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S. July 25, 2016

Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs July 25, 2016

Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay July 23, 2016

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill July 22, 2016

'People need to be aware of what may be entering the water,' researcher says

'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States July 22, 2016

Much of the country to be under its scorching influence by the weekend; experts offer safety tips

Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report July 15, 2016

But gains between 2011 and 2014 were often small, especially in poor communities

Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER July 15, 2016

Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains July 15, 2016

Suggestions to help keep them safe

Health Tip: Be Smart During a Power Outage July 15, 2016

Unplug electronics and electrical equipment

Road Rage Rampant in America July 14, 2016

8 of 10 drivers admit to anger, aggression when behind the wheel

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic July 14, 2016

Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You July 12, 2016

Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds? July 12, 2016

Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic July 11, 2016

Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home July 08, 2016

Take steps to protect your family

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox July 07, 2016

Things to help prevent contamination

How to Stay Safe When the Power Goes Out July 07, 2016

American Red Cross advises keeping emergency supplies of water, cash and non-perishable food

Heat Waves Pose Big Health Threats July 06, 2016

Kids, elderly among those at greatest risk, doctor warns

4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study July 06, 2016

Biggest problem with products was lack of resistance to sweat or water

Food Safety Should Come 1st on the 4th July 04, 2016

Bacteria thrive in warmer temperatures, so be careful when handling picnic fare

Heat Waves Are Health Threats July 02, 2016

Drink plenty of water and use air conditioners or fans, doctor advises

When Cooking Outside, Don't Let Food Safety Slide July 01, 2016

Dietitian offers suggestions on keeping your barbecues and picnics safe

Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth July 01, 2016

Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients June 29, 2016

But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House June 20, 2016

Make sure it's properly installed

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