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.
Swimmer's Ear: Not Just for Swimmers
Swimmer’s ear, also called otitis externa, is an exquisitely painful infection of the ear canal that leads to the ear drum. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, any activity that allows water to enter your ears ...
Bee stings are least painful when the stinger is removed as fast as possible -- by any means.
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.
Did you wash your hands this morning? Bravo! Washing your hands helps prevent the spread of potentially dangerous germs.
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.
The pituitary gland is one of the body’s endocrine glands. It is sometimes called the “master gland,” because it controls the functions of other endocrine glands.
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.
A reward usually doesn't need to be extra large to modify a child's behavior, says a Vermont professor of psychiatry. An extravagant promise, however, "suggests that there's a struggle between parent and child."
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.
The drops enable ophthalmologists to get a far better look at the tiny, complicated world inside your eyes.
Roughly one person in four has some kind of allergy. The most common is "allergic rhinitis," which includes seasonal hay fever and year-round allergies to dust, animal dander, mold and some foods.
Some hair on your head falls out every day, no matter what your age. And that's perfectly normal.
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.
Children with sealants have 50 percent less tooth decay than children without sealants, dental experts say.
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.