Our comprehensive Health Library provides patient-friendly health information including 12,000 pages of medical content, interactive tools, wizards, animated procedures and more.
Today in Health News
'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians
Washing for Prevention
Did you know that viruses and bacteria can live up to two hours (or more) on doorknobs, tables, desks and other surfaces that schoolchildren touch? One way to prevent the spread of germs among children is to encourage them to wash their hands with soap and warm water, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For those times when soap and water aren't feasible, have disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers handy. The gel should be rubbed on the hands until it is dry.
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.