Many products seek to prevent bug bites, but products containing DEET (usually listed on labels as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are quite effective.
Your kidneys are your body's filters. They remove waste and excess fluid from your blood.
Active thinking pumps extra blood into your brain. Getting more blood to the brain is an important way to counteract the effects of aging.
The liver is a multitasking organ, with many functions. Nearly all the blood that leaves the stomach and intestines passes through the liver for processing.
To find out what your family risks are, ask people on both sides of your family. Start with your parents, siblings and children.
Pitchers ages 10 and under can throw no more than 75 pitches a game. After that, they can't pitch until they rest for four days.
Which is more important to you -- being able to wear the jeans you wore five years ago, or being able to move better, have more energy and improve your health?
Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don't treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their heart. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making the following lifestyle changes.
The millions of Americans diagnosed with heart and cardiovascular diseases can benefit from making healthy choices in their day-to-day lives.
This low-dose X-ray produces an image of the inner structures of the breast. It can detect tiny calcium deposits or microcalcifications that are too small to feel.
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.
The leading causes of death for American men are heart disease and cancer—two diseases that can largely be prevented by adopting a few essential healthy habits.
For some people, taking medication every day can help prevent migraines and make them less painful when they occur.
Medicine has advanced more rapidly in the past two centuries than in all its prior history.
People with asthma, allergies, or other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mold.
Even if you're fairly well conditioned, overdoing it may lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heatstroke, causing the body to lose its ability to sweat.
Evidence is mounting that a healthful diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat -- or don't eat -- may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.
The fact is that most women in their 30s and 40s have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. To ensure a healthy pregnancy, you should do what any woman should do: Prepare for your baby with healthy lifestyle choices. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and learn what you can do to prevent potential problems.
Neither Olympians nor weekend warriors are immune to tendonitis, ankle sprains, low back problems, and knee pain.
Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.
Researchers have found that cooking muscle meats -- beef, pork, poultry and fish -- at high temperatures may pose a risk for cancer.
Staying healthy mentally and physically isn't simply a matter of good genes. It's a proactive project that lasts your entire life.
If you have asthma, does your dentist know? This is important for good oral health, especially if you use a corticosteroid inhaler.
Many people are unaware they have osteoporosis until they have advanced symptoms, which may include a broken hip or wrist, low back pain or a hunched back.
Getting the flu can be serious business for people with asthma. That’s why it’s important to take steps to prevent it.
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.
Whether you're headed for the beach, the outback or the big city for your summer vacation, you should add a few more items to your to-do list.
What's more relaxing that a good soak in a hot tub? Hot water sure makes you feel great, but hot tubs and whirlpools can sometimes be dangerous -- and even deadly.