Healthy Resolutions: Focus on Your Health in 2014

Family, fun... and FOOD! Does that sum up the holiday season for you? Don’t worry, all is not lost. You can let go of the past and resolve to start the New Year on the right foot. That will mean eating fewer calories and engaging in more physical activity to [...]

12 Holiday Health Tips to Brighten the Season

Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Follow 12 recommended tips for self-care this season. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy -- and ready to enjoy the holidays. Wash hands often to help prevent the possibility of spreading germs and getting sick. Wash [...]

Seven Mistakes That Will Make Your Cold Worse

A lot of what we believe about the common cold is myth. No, you won't get a cold because you went outside with a wet head or slept in a drafty room. But here's what is true. When you're sick, some common mistakes can make your cold symptoms worse -- [...]

Nutrition for Everyone: Healthy Eating Habits

These days, a wealth of nutrition information is at your fingertips. From diet books to newspaper articles, everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating. It's no secret that good nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining health. While you already know it is important to [...]

How to Prepare for Flu Season

Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. Although epidemics of flu happen every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another. Flu viruses are constantly changing so it's not unusual for new flu virus strains to appear each year. When will [...]

Treating a Cough at Home & When to See a Doctor

Coughing is what you do when something bugs your throat, whether it’s dust or postnasal drip. Coughing also helps clear your lungs and windpipe. Many coughs, like those from cold and flu, will go away on their own. If yours comes from a more serious medical condition, you need to [...]

Ear Infections: Symptoms & Prevention

It's not your imagination. Kids can get a lot of ear infections. In fact, 2 out of 3 times, when kids get colds, they also wind up with infections in their ears. The main reasons are that their immune systems are immature and that their little ears don't drain as [...]

Can Neti Pots Help with Sinus Problems & Allergies

If you're one of the millions of Americans dealing with sinus problems, you know how miserable facial pain and clogged nasal passages can be. In their search for relief, many sinus sufferers have turned to nasal saline irrigation, a therapy that uses a salt and water solution to flush out [...]

Smart Foods for a Healthy Brain

Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements and you'll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus and concentration, to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function. But do they really work? There's no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. The [...]

Back to School Health Checklist

To ensure that students of all ages head back to school in the best possible health, the nation's emergency physicians are advising parents and guardians to go through a back-to-school health checklist. "Many emergency physicians are also parents and understand the stresses of getting kids ready for the new school [...]