How to Have a Successful Doctor’s Appointment
Regular health exams by a Primary Care Physician (PCP) can stop problems before they start or catch problems early, giving you better chances for treatment and cure.
Medications Can Help You Quit
Medications can double your chances of quitting tobacco for good. Using medications doesn't mean you aren't strong enough to quit on your own. It can even strengthen your resolve to quit.
Sports Safety for Kids
Sports and recreation are important parts of a healthy, active lifestyle for kids. But injuries can and do happen. Take steps to help keep kids safe on the field, the court, or wherever they take part in sports and recreation.
Why Vaccines Are Important
National Immunization Awareness Month, observed each August, highlights the importance of vaccines in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases. It’s a yearly reminder to stay up to date on recommended vaccines.
Stopping Tobacco Use: A Little Help from Your Friends
Getting support from the important people in your life can make a big difference when you stop using tobacco. Friends, family, co-workers and others can help. You are not alone.
Health IQ Challenge: Facts About High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (HBP)—also called hypertension—can be dangerous! Test your knowledge about this common condition.
Too Much Summer Screen Time?
In today's world, children are surrounded by digital media. Many kids spend hours in front of devices like computers, TVs, smartphones or tablets. How much screen time is OK for your child?
Managing Your Quit Day
You’ve decided to quit smoking. Congratulations! Your first day without cigarettes can be tough. Follow these five steps to increase your chances for a successful quit day.
Handling Headache Pain
Headaches are a common complaint among patients seeing their primary care physicians, accounting for 1 in 10 visits. Migraines and headaches can be crippling, but you can take measures to manage the pain. The first step to getting the best treatment is to understand what type of headache you have.
Breast Cancer Screening Reminder
All women age 50 and older should get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer at least once every 2 years. Some women should start getting mammograms at age 40.