Germ phobia is in the air, and some patients are wondering if medical visits could make them sicker instead of healthier. Others are worried about what they'll pick up in the waiting room or on the examining table.
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Spring is here and that means bicyclists will again be sharing local streets and roads in larger numbers, prompting the need for everyone on the road to pay greater attention to what's going on around them.
A healthy diet and being physically active are important contributors to overall health.
Brain imaging reveals drivers are distracted even if they don't talk but only listen to cell phones.
Carrying a cell phone may cause some college students - especially women - to take risks with their safety, a new study suggests.
Eighty-eight percent of Americans over the age 65 have at least one chronic health condition such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, which can be controlled by making healthy lifestyle changes.
When it comes to needing an operation, patients are significantly less proactive in learning about the surgical procedure they will undergo.
NIH launched a new interactive Web tool to increase awareness about bone health and osteoporosis and encourage people of all ages.
Flu and other respiratory illnesses continue to circulate in the community and it is sometimes difficult for the public to determine whether it is appropriate to go to an emergency department, an urgent care center or their primary care physician.
Space heaters can cause fires if they are placed too close to flammable materials such as drapes, furniture or bedding. Fireplaces can cause fires if the chimney is cracked, blocked or coated with creosote, or if sparks and embers reach flammable materials. Fuel-burning appliances can cause carbon monoxide poisoning if they are improperly installed, poorly maintained, have defective or blocked venting systems, or are misused.
More than a quarter million children each year are injured while participating in winter sports in US. Safe Kids Kansas offers a few simple precautions: kids need to be dressed appropriately, take lessons, be actively supervised and stick to safe terrain. For many winter activities, protective headgear is also recommended.
A recent study revealed that people who don't smoke, have five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation could get an extra 14 years of life.
With all that life demands, it's no wonder Americans are overscheduled, overcommitted and overwhelmed. In fact, according to a new national survey commissioned by ConAgra Foods, 90 percent of adults want to lead more balanced lives in the New Year; however, only 21 percent think it's achievable. What's more, an estimated 60 percent of Americans who make New Year's resolutions break them within three months.
Men and women are on different pages when it comes to disaster preparedness, with males typically believing they are more prepared than women.
The New Year is a time for making fresh starts and changing for the better. Internationally recognized life coach, Laura Berman Fortgang, is an expert at helping people make realistic resolutions and stick with them throughout the year. With Laura's tips on how to actually keep those ever-evasive resolutions, this year is sure to start brightly.
On January 1, most Americans pledged to lose weight, quit smoking or eat healthier for the next 365 days.
Members of the public planning to participate in outdoor countdown activities are advised to wear enough to keep themselves warm in view of the prevailing cold weather.
There are so many health recommendations in the media these days that it's often difficult for people to identify the MOST important changes they can make for better health in the year ahead. ISSA polled their member database -- nearly 100,000 health and fitness professionals strong -- for their top recommendations for the 10 best things their clients can do to improve their health in the year ahead. Here are the results of that survey: