12 Things You Want to Know About Flu

December 27, 2017 Office on Women’s Health Editorial note: Content for the Q&A is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Find all of CDC’s information about the flu.  Chills. Body aches. Fatigue. These are just a few of the symptoms people often experience when they get influenza, or more commonly called flu. […]

Know Your Risk for Heart Disease

Print You can take steps to lower your risk for heart disease by changing the factors you can control. Several health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key […]

Symptoms & Causes of Kidney Stones

Symptoms of kidney stones include sharp pains in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin pink, red, or brown blood in your urine, also called hematuria a constant need to urinate pain while urinating inability to urinate or can only urinate a small amount cloudy or bad-smelling urine See a health care professional right away […]

Exercise for Your Bone Health

How does exercise improve bone health? As people get older, their risk of osteoporosis rises. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle, which increases the risk of fractures (broken bones). Older adults also tend to lose muscle (a condition called sarcopenia). We need strong muscles to help us balance and […]

Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!

Español (Spanish) Print Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 700 people die from extreme heat every year in the United States. Take measures to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay […]

Summer Safety Tips

What’s your plan for this summer? Enjoying the water? Going camping? Firing up the grill? Whatever you prefer, we have safety steps to follow. And don’t forget your furry friends. There are steps you can take to help keep them safe too. Water Safety Every day, an average of 11 people die in the U.S. […]

Daily multivitamin may enhance memory in older adults

At a Glance A large clinical trial found that daily multivitamins led to modest improvements in memory over a three-year period in older adults. The greatest increase was seen in those who had underlying cardiovascular disease. Additional research is needed to include more diverse participants and pinpoint which nutrients might play a role in protecting […]

Fight the Bite! Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

Print Ticks and mosquitoes can be more than just a nuisance. They can spread germs that make you sick. Fight the bite by taking steps to prevent tick- and mosquito-borne disease. Vector-borne diseases are on the rise in the United States. Mosquito and tick bites can spread viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause several different […]

Child Passenger Safety: Get the Facts

Motor Vehicle Crashes: A Leading Cause of Death for Children In 2020, 607 child passengers* ages 12 and younger were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States,1 and more than 63,000 were injured.2 Of the children who were killed in a crash, 38%† were not buckled up.1 Parents and caregivers can make a lifesaving difference by […]