Children's Health and Wellness

Parents: Skin Cancer Prevention Starts Early

New skin-cancer prevention guidelines recommend that healthcare providers start counseling parents of fair-skinned children about ways to prevent skin cancer when their child is just 6 months old.

Do Older Adults Need Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements?

The older you get, the more likely you are to develop osteoporosis—a condition in which your bones become weak and easier to break. Calcium and vitamin D play key roles in helping keep your bones strong.

5 Health Habits That Could Hurt You

Your health is a priority, so you try to take good care of yourself. But some habits that you think are healthy may actually be harmful. Here’s how to avoid five common mistakes.

Which Medicines Work Best for Migraines?

When a migraine strikes, pain relief may be the only thing on your mind. Taking the right medicine may make a difference. Recent research suggests that many people who suffer from migraines may not be taking the best medicine to stop or prevent this type of headache.

First Year After Heart Attack Deadlier for Women

You are more likely to survive a heart attack today than if you had one 20 years ago. That’s largely because of advancements in preventing and treating heart disease. But if you are a woman, you may still have a harder time recovering. A recent study found the first year after a heart attack may be especially critical for women.

Like Alcohol, Certain Medicines Can Affect Your Driving

The dangers of drinking alcohol and driving are well known. You can end up in jail—or worse, a deadly car crash. The effects of other drugs on driving—even prescription and over-the-counter medicines—aren’t as clear. A recent study suggests many people may not know that their medicines can make driving unsafe.

Try These 3 Tactics to Help Prevent Depression

Depression is a serious illness. It can be hard to overcome without treatment, such as medicine and talk therapy. Yet you may be able to lower your risk for the disease. Three recent studies offer up some novel ways to do so.

Too Few Heart Attack Survivors Choose Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation can improve your health after a heart attack or other heart problems. But too few people sign up for it, a recent study found.

Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Good for You and Your Waistline?

More people are choosing artificial sweeteners over sugar. Such sweeteners aim to tame your sweet tooth while helping you consume fewer calories. Yet recent research suggests these sugar substitutes may not be that good at helping you manage your weight.

Screenings May Help Trim Childhood Obesity

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its recommendation on screening for obesity in children.

3 Foods for a Healthier You

Certain foods may help you live a longer, healthier life, especially when that food is part of a nutritious diet. Here's a roundup of 3 recent studies on the power of food.

More Adults Struggling with IBD

An upset stomach from time to time is normal. But having constant belly pain, diarrhea, and unexplained weight loss may be signs of inflammatory bowel disease—or IBD for short. The latest data shows this chronic disorder is afflicting more people than ever before.