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Answers to 3 common questions about measles

Measles was declared eliminated from the U.S., but cases are returning. Get answers to common questions about measles, and read why vaccination is the best defense against the spread of the virus.

Sarah Scherger MD By Sarah Scherger May 17, 2024

6 ways to manage high blood pressure

High blood pressure can be dangerous when there aren't symptoms indicating a problem. Learn why your blood pressure matters and the risk factors you can change in your lifestyle.

Philip van Huigenbos, D.O. By Philip van Huigenbos May 14, 2024

Could you benefit from a sports medicine consult? Check out these top 5 FAQ

Whether you're an athlete, have a physically demanding job or just want to remain as active as possible, learn how a sports medicine professional can help you reach your goals.

Robert Freed, D.O. By Robert Freed May 13, 2024

Taming ticks: Tips to avoid or remove a tick

While you're enjoying the outdoors, ticks are looking for a ride — and a meal. Ticks survive on blood from humans and animals, and can transmit disease. Learn how to tame these unwelcome hitchhikers.

Katie Clubb MD By Katie Clubb May 6, 2024

Young people wearing earbuds or headphones? Listen up

Noise-induced hearing loss, even from earbuds and headphones, can be permanent. That's why it's important to teach young people safe listening habits and how to protect their hearing.

Katie Dease, Au.D. By Katie Dease May 3, 2024

Timesaving tips for cooking healthy meals

If cooking a healthy meal at home seems like a reach, one approach can make it a reality. That's weekly meal planning. Yes, there's work upfront, but it saves time on the busy weeknights. Learn how.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen May 1, 2024

Understanding autism: The path to diagnosis, awareness and support

Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder can be challenging because of the distinctive pattern of symptoms. Learn about evolving awareness and treatments for neurodivergent conditions.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier April 24, 2024

Deciphering your eating plan FAQ: How a registered dietitian nutritionist can help

Medical conditions, weight-loss goals, athletic performance and more can have you puzzled about what eating plan best fits you. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you solve the puzzle.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske April 23, 2024

5 things to know about stroke

Strokes can happen to anyone at any time. You can go from feeling as usual to feeling sick within a matter of seconds. Be prepared to spot the signs of stroke using these five things to know.

Prashant Natteru, M.B.B.S, M.D. By Prashant Natteru April 22, 2024

Emotional exhaustion: When your feelings feel overwhelming

When challenging events in life are continual, you can find yourself feeling emotional exhaustion. Learn how to sort through the causes and symptoms to regain a sense of well-being.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson April 19, 2024

Naloxone overdose intervention: When minutes count

Minutes count when someone overdoses on opioids. That's why it's important to administer the over-the-counter, overdose-reversal medication naloxone. Read what you can do to save a life.

Glenn Kauppila, D.O. By Glenn Kauppila April 18, 2024

Genetic screening reveals surprising condition

Tammy LeDoux wasn't sure what to expect when she volunteered for a genetic testing study. The results revealed a surprising condition that led her to take preventive action for her health.

April 17, 2024