Understanding the often complex medical information your doctor or other caregivers give to you can be difficult, and the consequences of misunderstanding this information can be life threatening.
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A recent look at what is known about the health effects of drinking water reveals that most supposed benefits are not backed by solid evidence.
The CMS, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today posted new survey information at the Hospital Compare consumer Web site Hospitalcompare.hhs.gov offering consumers more insight about the hospitals in their communities.
DayTimers note that planning is the secret ingredient for success in overall wellness.
When the player is an adult and thought to have a neck injury, the emergency on-field treatment policy is clear, but guidelines have been less certain for handling young athletes in the same situation, and EMTs have had the option to remove helmets that appear too large.
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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.
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.