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Yearly vaccinations aren't just for kids any more. While you hear a lot about the flu shot, you should know that a battery of other adult vaccinations might also become part of your health care routine.
Whether you're healthy or ill, there are a variety of medical tests your health care team might recommend for you.
We often give a chilly reception to the idea of going "cold turkey" when it comes to anything that has to do with changing behaviors and habits, even those that may be important for our health.
Your parents still might be willing to do your laundry, but if you’re over 18, they can’t make your medical decisions. Are you ready to navigate the adult health care system?
Increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities. For some parents, this is a result of a lack of understanding about the importance of oral health, even at an early age.
We've all heard about well-baby visits, but if you're a healthy adult, you probably have no plan to see a doctor. When there's nothing to complain about, many of us go years without a comprehensive medical check-up.
You and your doctor need accurate information from each other. Open communication with your doctor is one of the most important factors in getting and staying healthy.
Healthy eating, activity, and safety habits help us live for as long and as well as we can.
Checkups are good for establishing a relationship with your primary care clinician and for screening tests. Here are resources with more on what tests you might need to stay healthy.
Doctors run tests to check your health or to figure out what’s wrong. Here are some basic questions you should ask about medical tests.
Should you take vitamins or supplements for good health? Here are some facts.
Want to know more about what vaccinations are recommended for you and your family? Here are some facts about vaccinations, including safety information.
Maintaining healthy habits can be tough. Here are some trusted resources with advice on exercise, nutrition, and managing chronic conditions.
Want to change something about your health behavior? Here's some advice.
Sometimes it can be easier to live well with help from others. Here are some helpful sites to connect with organizations and people who understand what you’re going through.
If you're a heavy person, you probably dread medical visits that seem to center on weight, regardless of whether you come in for an unrelated complaint or a routine screening. Even so, don't let that stop you from getting the health care you deserve.
Don’t have health insurance? Here’s advice on how to find the right insurance for your needs.
Advice for finding good dental care for you and your loved ones.
More and more employers are offering workplace wellness programs-but do they work?
Quick tips for integrating healthy habits into your work day
Medical offices have a lot of staff but one common goal—helping you, the patient. Here are some of the people you may meet during your doctor’s appointment.