Just about everybody loves a party. But if your party menu includes alcohol, be a smart host and insist that your guests to play it safe on the way home.
If you have more than two medications to manage, consider getting a pill organizer -- a special container marked with the days of the week. Besides housing multiple medications, a compartmentalized organizer can be useful for keeping track of the medications you've taken.
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
How you choose to live out and prepare for the end of your life, are choices that you are able to make, to make this time as meaningful as possible.
For many people, end-of-life planning brings peace of mind and a sense of control. It also takes the burden off loved ones, because they don’t have to guess what you would want.
Moderately intense activities such as walking briskly from your parked car to the mall entrance, won't help you train for a sport. But they can help you achieve and maintain a healthful weight and improve your overall fitness level.
If you drink, you most likely want to drink reasonably and responsibly. But what are the factors that can help you keep a check on your blood-alcohol content so you don't embarrass yourself or, worse, hurt yourself or others?
How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
Aging can make it harder to remember some things. But by focusing on your potential and continuing to exercise your mind, you may be able to boost your memory power. Here are some strategies.
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.
Men are missing opportunities to detect and address medical problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.
As you age, your risk for falling increases. More than one-third of people ages 65 and older and half of those ages 75 and older fall each year. And many falls in older adults result in fractures and other severe injuries.
Although anyone can suffer from depression, it is particularly common among older adults. Depression affects 15 out of every 100 adults older than 65.
The Internet is a great way to stay connected. Older adults can use it to send messages, keep in touch with family, learn new things or be entertained.
Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.
Setting goals gives direction to your life. Without goals, you can drift and go nowhere.
There are a number health myths where knowing the facts can make a world of difference to your health.
It's important to understand how alcohol and drugs can affect your health and well being.
The unrealistic expectations of the season, time and financial pressures, missing loved ones and reflecting on past events as the year comes to an end all contribute to the blues.
Every day, about 3,000 U.S. teenagers start smoking. If you're a parent of a young smoker, you can take steps to help the child quit. But first, it helps to understand why teens light up.
When a friend shows signs of abusing alcohol or other drugs, it's hard to know what to do or say.
You don't have to wait for someone to hit rock bottom to act. Here are steps to help an alcoholic get treatment.
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
That hobby you've been toying with could be your prescription for a healthier, more satisfying life.
At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren’t good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.
It helps to understand why and when you drink if you are going to successfully reduce the amount of alcohol you consume.
What's the difference between a can-do and a won't-try person? It's usually a matter of bravery.
Growing up is a tough challenge for most adolescents, but when their parents are abusing alcohol or drugs, the obstacles can seem overwhelming.