A hidden epidemic is surging in the United States. Infectious disease experts estimate there could be as many as 4.7 million Americans living with hepatitis C – a potentially fatal, blood-borne virus which affects the liver. Fueling the epidemic, half of those infected are unaware they even have the virus. [...]
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one in five Americans suffers from allergies. Earlier identification and treatment can eliminate seasons of discomfort, as well as many associated health issues. [...]
You feel your chest getting tight and every time you inhale you hear a tell-tale wheeze. You feel like you’re gasping for air, but yet you still can’t breathe. You could be one of the millions of Americans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). [...]
Hearing loss is usually gradual and painless; as a result, it’s easy for many people to ignore. It is critical to address the issue as soon as possible, to circumvent the numerous social, cognitive and health effects of delaying treatment.
Labor Day means most schools are back in session next week, so this is your final chance to make sure the students in your life are up to date on their vaccinations before they start. [...]
For most parents, sending their child off to college fills them with a mixture of pride and worry – how will they do without you right by their side? A good place to start is to pack the student a well-stocked first-aid kit.
While part of summer is making memories at local lakes and ponds, swimming holes and pools, making sure the memories are good ones means putting safety first. [...]
One of the best things a woman thinking about getting pregnant can do for her and her future baby is also one of the simplest – start taking a prenatal vitamin. But what should you be looking for in your prenatal vitamin?
Next to parents, one of the strongest influences in a child’s development is their relationship with a brother or sister. How to navigate that sometimes-rocky relationship can be a challenge. [...]