The basics of wellness -- eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and practicing healthful habits -- can help you live a longer, healthier life. Adopting even one of the following components of good health and better self-care can improve your well-being. Embracing all of them will yield significant benefits.
Often these teeth are troublemakers that decide to turn crooked, refuse to grow in completely, or become misshapen.
Foods shouldn't stay frozen indefinitely. In fact, some foods -- like bacon -- shouldn't be kept in the freezer for much more than a month.
Coughs, those mini-explosions in your throat, are valuable weapons in your body's self-defense arsenal. Their assignment: keep airways clear by quickly expelling intruders from the lower respiratory system -- principally your throat and upper lungs. If dust, fluid, viruses, bacteria or even tumors block any part of this region, your cough reflex takes explosive action.
Having a limb fall asleep and then feeling pins and needles is more common if you have poor circulation.
Your skin contains oil that protects it from drying out and from extreme temperatures, but your lips do not.
How to Let Go of Growing Kids
Making a healthy transition from adolescence to adulthood is essential for your kids--and for you.
As you let go of maturing children, you must forge a new, adult relationship with them as a friend and adviser. The keys include communication and ...
As a child approaches 4 to 6 months of age, most mothers begin to worry about when to start solid foods.
No matter where you travel, plan ahead for health care when you're on the road.
Vegetables are good sources of fiber, and they're chock full of vitamins and minerals.
What is a root canal? It’s a procedure in which your dentist or an endodontist removes the source of tooth pain—the inflamed pulp tissue inside canals deep in the tooth.
Although people know toys can be dangerous, injuries can still occur.
During an eye exam, an eye doctor reviews your medical history and completes a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes.
What is allergy?
Allergy is a physiological reaction caused when the immune system mistakenly identifies a normally harmless substance as damaging to the body.
Normally, the human body defends itself against harmful substances, such as viruses or bacteria, but sometimes ...
Having a pet can be a boon to body and soul—especially as we age. Pets can relieve stress—which may help explain why studies have found that pet owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Are you a "fungophobe"? That's what mushroom lovers call people who are afraid to eat mushrooms. True, some wild ones are deadly -- but that's no reason to fear the rich variety of fresh and dried mushrooms popping up in supermarkets.
Detailed information on dental sealants
Is it almost time to go back to work? The idea of leaving your baby with strangers might be hard to swallow. But finding good day care doesn’t have to be difficult, if you follow this advice.
Fruit juice contains a lot of natural sugar, so drinking too much can cause obesity, stunted growth, digestive problems and tooth decay.
A young girl's first period should not happen out of nowhere; it should never be a complete surprise.
Most nutrition experts and dietitians say that children of any age -- even infants -- can safely follow a vegetarian diet, according to the Nemours Foundation. But some planning is involved to ensure that children receive the proper nutrients, especially if their diet does not include eggs and dairy products.
For many women, the "baby blues" pass quickly. For others, the feelings of sadness don't ease and may become worse.
At the parent-teen communication gap, a simple parent-child conversation just isn't simple anymore. That's because when kids get to be teenagers they think differently than children.
Ask a parent to name the greatest health threat to children and you'll hear about drinking or drugs. Rarely will anyone cite obesity -- even though it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.
The time you spend with your children each day doesn't have to be scripted or scheduled. In fact, if you set aside only specific times as "family time," it puts a lot of pressure on both you and your kids.