For years, women thought hormone therapy (HT) would protect them from heart trouble. But heart attacks can and do occur at any age. Plus, we now know that HT may actually raise the risk for heart disease in some women.
Want to add some fun, fall flavor to your exercise routine? Instead of pumping iron to build muscle strength, try lifting a pumpkin.
Don’t smoke. Wear sunscreen. You know the cancer prevention drill, right? Maybe not. Research shows that many people don’t know about other lifestyle factors that can affect their risk of developing the disease—including these three.
From allergies to travel medicine, this is the place to find detailed information on a wide range of health conditions, illnesses, and treatments.
This comprehensive library covers the critical childhood health topics, from stages of growth and development to disease and injury prevention.
Information on more than 370 topics, featuring illustrations designed to clarify complex anatomy and procedures.
Dogs and cats and birds and hamsters. Snakes and guinea pigs and turtles. The family pet can be a source of joy and companionship, no matter what kind of animal it is. Sometimes, however, your favorite animal can be a source of illness. Learn more about pets and disease by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.
Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.