Wellness Tips

Build Your Family Health Tree

To keep track of your family health history, check out the free online My Family Health Portrait tool from the Surgeon General. After you...

Adulterated Dietary Supplements Still on the Market

Dietary supplements adulterated with undisclosed drugs continue to make their way to consumers, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Using the Tainted Dietary...

Mushrooms Can Replace Meat

To reduce the amount of meat in burgers and other ground meat recipes, blend in chopped mushrooms as a substitute for up to 70 percent of the meat. This...

Get Moving with These Exercise Resources

Need guidance on how to start exercising—or motivation to get you back on track? Consult the free 124-page Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute...

Block Blue Light at Night

If you have sleep problems and often use a digital device during the hours before bedtime, see if it has a night mode setting and turn it on. This...

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz …

Don’t take effervescent antacids like Alka-Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer, or their generics more than occasionally. Many people don’t realize that these products (and many others) contain aspirin, which can cause...

Celiac Disease: Who Should Get Tested

If you have a parent, sibling, or child with celiac disease, you should be tested for it, even if you don’t have symptoms or signs. Diagnosing (initially via a...

Ladder Safety: 9 Steps to Take

If you’re the person in your household tasked with cleaning out gutters, replacing roof shingles, cutting tree branches, or simply changing light bulbs or getting boxes down from a...

Drugs, at Your Disposal

If you have stopped taking a prescription medication—because you no longer need it, it has expired, or perhaps it has been recalled—you should dispose of the pills promptly and...

Stop the Spin

If you suffer from dizziness, you should be evaluated by a health care professional who, depending on the diagnosis, may recommend a vestibular rehabilitation program. Such programs help retrain...

Hair-Loss Drugs for Men: A Head-to-Head Analysis

For men with androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), a new analysis in JAMA Dermatology suggests that dutasteride is the most effective drug overall among the three drugs commonly used to...