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5 Tips to Build Healthy Cell Phone Habits
Learn to help your teen build healthy boundaries and habits around phone use.
5 Tips to Help Your Teen Manage Conflict
Help your teen learn to deal with conflict at school or on social media.
5 Tips to Teach Kids About Money
Use these tips to teach your child about money.
5 Ways to Help Your Child Build Resilience
Learn how to encourage resilience so your child can better handle life's challenges.
6 Survival Tips for New Parents
Learn 6 tips for surviving the first few weeks and months with a new baby in your home.
6 Tips to Build Healthy Gaming Habits
Help your teen balance gaming time with other activities.
6 Tips to Help Your Teen Manage Money
Teach your teen the important life skill of being responsible with money.
A Good Support System Is Important
Learn how to connect with family, friends, and others for support with health issues.
ACE Inhibitors and ARBs: Helping Blood Flow Better
Find out why it's important to keep taking your ACE inhibitor or ARB and how to make it easier.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery
Learn how ACL surgery is usually done and what to expect after surgery.
Acne: Here's Help
Take a minute to learn about acne and what you can do about it.
Acupuncture and Massage for Back Pain
Learn about acupuncture and massage for low back pain.
Advance Care Planning: The Need for Ongoing Conversations
Learn more about what questions to keep asking—as your treatment and preferences change.
Advance Care Planning: Thinking About Hospice
It's common to have a lot of questions if you're thinking about hospice. Knowing more may help.
Advance Care Planning: Treatment Choices Near the End of Life
It can be hard to know which treatments you may or may not want near the end of life. Learning more can help.
Learn how advance directives let others know your care preferences when you can't speak for yourself.
Advanced Cancer: Finding Hope
Learn how to find hope when facing advanced cancer.
After a Hospital Stay: Managing Appointments
Get tips for how to keep track of and prepare for your follow-up doctor appointments.
After a Stroke: Taking a Blood Thinner for A-Fib
Learn why it's important to take blood-thinning medicine after your stroke.
After a Stroke: Taking an Antiplatelet
Learn why it's important to take antiplatelet medicine after your stroke.
After a Stroke: Your Self-Care Plan
Learn how your self-care plan can help you manage after a stroke.
After the NICU: Caring for Your Baby at Home
Learn what to expect and what you'll need to know to take care of your baby at home after the NICU.
Alcohol: How to Deal With a Slip-Up
Use what you learn from a slip-up to help prevent a relapse and strengthen your plan to change your habits.
Alcohol: Taking Action
Get help making a plan to change your drinking habits.
Alcohol: The Space It Takes Up in Your Life
Learn the signs of possible risky use of alcohol and think about the role alcohol plays in your life.
Alcohol: Time for a Change?
Hear how others found the motivation to change their relationship to alcohol.
Alcohol: Treatment Options
Learn more about the different treatment options that can help you change your alcohol habits.
Learn what steps you and your family can take to help you live well with this disease.
Anesthesia: Epidural for Childbirth
Learn about an epidural for labor: what it is, how it's done, and its safety and side effects.
Anesthesia: Peripheral Nerve Block
Learn about a peripheral nerve block: what it is, how it's done, and how safe it is.
Learn about spinal anesthesia: what it is, how it's done, and its safety and side effects.
Angioplasty for Coronary Artery Disease
Learn how angioplasty opens narrowed or blocked arteries to help you avoid a heart attack.
Angioplasty for Peripheral Arterial Disease
Learn how angioplasty can open narrowed or blocked arteries in your legs to improve blood flow.
Antidepressants: Keeping Your Life in Balance
Discover how your antidepressant can make life better and how to make it easier to take.
Anxiety: How to Change Anxious Thoughts
Practice recognizing and replacing thoughts that cause anxiety.
Anxiety: Is Treatment Right for You?
See how treatment can help reduce anxiety.
Anxiety: Paying Attention to How You're Doing
Learn to track how well you are managing your anxiety.
Anxiety: Treatment Options
Learn about different treatment options for anxiety and how they can help.
Anxiety: What Is It?
Learn how anxiety is different from stress and how it can affect your life.
Appendectomy for Children: Before Surgery
Learn what happens during an appendectomy for children.
Appendectomy for Children: Returning Home
Learn how to care for your child after an appendectomy.
Appendectomy: Before Your Surgery
Learn what an appendectomy is and how the surgery is done.
Appendectomy: Returning Home
Learn about appendectomy and how to care for yourself after the surgery.
Arrhythmia: Living With a Pacemaker
Learn how to adjust to life with a pacemaker and have an active, healthy life.
Arrhythmia: What Is an ICD?
Learn how an ICD works and how it can help your heart.
Arthritis: Making Everyday Activities Easier
Get ideas about tools and changes to your home that can simplify your daily life.
Asthma Action Plan
Learn how following an asthma action plan can help you take control of your asthma.
Asthma Action Plan for Your Child
Learn how following an asthma action plan can help you control your child's asthma.
Asthma: Helping a Young Child Take Medicine
Learn ways to encourage your young child to take asthma medicine with a nebulizer.
Asthma: Is Your Child Using the Rescue Inhaler Too Often?
Learn how to tell when your child is using a rescue inhaler too often.
Asthma: Keeping Your Child Out of the Hospital
Learn ways to prevent a return trip to the emergency room for your child with asthma.
Asthma: Myths About Inhaled Steroids
Learn common myths about inhaled steroids, which are some of the best medicines for controlling asthma.
Asthma: The Importance of Controller Medicines
Learn why your controller medicines are so important.
Asthma: What Happens in Your Lungs
Learn what's going on in the lungs that can make it hard to breathe when you have asthma.
Atrial Fibrillation: Feeling More in Control
Hear how atrial fibrillation affected three people's lives and how each one found a way to manage it.
Atrial Fibrillation: Living Well
Learn how to have a healthy, active lifestyle with atrial fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation: Managing Your Symptoms
Learn how to manage your symptoms and live better with a-fib.
Avoiding COPD Triggers
Learn how to avoid the things that make your COPD symptoms worse.
Avoiding Infections in the Hospital
Learn how to prevent the spread of germs and avoid infections in the hospital.
Avoiding Triggers for Sudden Heart Failure
Learn how to avoid things that could make your heart failure worse.
BMI, Waist Size, and Your Health
Learn how a high BMI and waist size affect your health.
Back Pain Needs Time, Activity, and Medicine
Learn how your back is like a bridge and the three things that can fix most back problems.
Back Pain: Getting In and Out of Bed
Learn easy ways to protect your back when you get in and out of bed and while you sleep.
Back Pain: Have a Maintenance Plan
Learn simple ways to keep your back healthy.
Back Pain: Self-Massage With a Tennis Ball
Learn an easy way to give yourself a back massage using a tennis ball.
Back Pain: Strengthening Your Core
Learn how being active builds a strong core and keeps your back healthy.
Back Surgery for Herniated Disc
Learn how surgery can repair a herniated disc and how long it takes to recover.
Back Surgery for Spinal Stenosis
Learn how surgery for spinal stenosis pain is done and how long it takes to recover.
Bathing Your Baby
Learn how to safely bathe your newborn.
Beat Your Smoking Triggers
Learn how to get past those things that make you want to smoke by replacing them with healthier things.
Before Your Surgery: How to Prepare
Find out how to prepare for surgery.
Benefits of a Pap Test
Learn why getting a pap test is important.
Beta-Blockers After a Heart Attack
Learn how beta-blocker medicine helps your heart heal after a heart attack.
Beta-Blockers: Helping Your Heart Relax
Learn why you need to take your beta-blocker and how to make it easier to take.
Big Baby: Problems When Labor Is Induced
Learn about some of the negative effects of induced labor, including effects on your baby and to your body.
Big Baby: Vaginal Tears
Learn how vaginal tears can happen with any size baby. Tears can be treated, and they heal quickly.
Big Baby: What If My Baby's Shoulder Gets Stuck?
Learn how care providers help release a baby's shoulder if it gets stuck in the pelvis during delivery.
Big Baby: What's Happening at the End of Pregnancy?
Find out the important things that happen to your baby near the end of pregnancy.
Learn how to care for your blister so it will heal and won't get infected.
Learn all about a blood transfusion: what it is, why it's done, what the risks are, and how to care for yourself at home.
Bone Marrow Transplant: Before Your Procedure
Find out how a bone marrow stem cell transplant replaces damaged cells with healthy ones.
Bone Marrow Transplant: Returning Home
Learn what to expect and how to care for yourself after a bone marrow transplant.
Learn what to expect during bowel resection surgery.
Breast Cancer: Help for Skin Changes From Radiation
Get tips for managing skin changes caused by radiation treatment.
Breast Reconstruction: How Others Decided
Hear what other women thought about as they decided whether to have breast reconstruction.
Breastfeeding: Getting Your Baby to Latch
Learn how to get your baby to latch on and what to do if you're having pain or problems.
Learn what bronchoscopy is and how it is done.
Learn how to use your inner strength to get through tough times.
Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease
Learn what bypass surgery does for your heart and what will happen during surgery.
COPD: Clearing Your Lungs
Learn three ways to get mucus out of your lungs so you can breathe easier.
COPD: Eating Well for Strength and Energy
Learn how good nutrition can give you energy and help you stay healthy.
COPD: Exercises for Building Strength
Try a few gentle and safe exercises to build your strength.
COPD: Exercises for Easier Breathing
Learn some exercises for your lungs to make it easier to breathe.
COPD: How to Use a Nebulizer
Learn how to use a nebulizer correctly.
COPD: Keeping Your Quality of Life
Learn how you can stay as active and healthy as possible with COPD.
COPD: Take This Chance to Quit Smoking
Find motivation to quit by comparing what you tell yourself about smoking and what the facts are.
COPD: Taking Medicines After a Flare-Up
Learn how taking COPD medicines correctly helps prevent flare-ups and trips to the hospital.
COPD: Time to Decide About Smoking
Learn how continuing to smoke will affect your COPD symptoms.
COPD: Try a New Quit-Smoking Strategy
Hear how one man with COPD finally quit after many years of smoking.
COPD: What Happens to Your Lungs
Learn how COPD affects your lungs and makes it hard to breathe.
COPD: You Can Still Be Active
Commit to taking small steps to stay active with COPD.
Cancer Treatment: Help for Mouth and Throat Problems
Learn what you can do to help with throat pain and eating challenges caused by cancer treatment.
Cancer Treatment: Help for When You Feel Sick or Lose Your Appetite
Learn ways to manage nausea and loss of appetite from cancer treatments.
Cancer: Adjusting Over Time
Learn to check in with yourself and to be aware of your feelings when you have cancer.
Cancer: Dealing With Stress
Learn ways to cope with the stress of having cancer.
Cancer: Finding Peace in Spirituality
Learn how meeting your spiritual needs can help you cope with cancer.
Cancer: Finding Your Strength
Learn ways to cope with your feelings when dealing with cancer.
Cancer: Help for Fatigue
Learn how you can feel less tired when you're getting treatment for cancer.
Cancer: How It Affects Your Relationships
Learn how cancer can affect your relationships with others.
Cancer: How to Talk to Your Children
Learn how to talk about cancer with your children.
Cancer: Life After Treatment
Get tips on how to adjust to life after finishing cancer treatment.
Cancer: Preparing for Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
Get tips to prepare for and manage hair loss from chemotherapy.
Cancer: Understanding Your Feelings
Learn about the range of emotions you may experience when you have cancer.
Cancer: When You First Find Out
Learn to cope with your feelings after finding out you have cancer.
Cancer: Your Support Network
Learn how you can get the support you need when dealing with cancer.
Car Seat Safety
Learn how to keep your child as safe as possible in a car seat—in the next 3 minutes.
Cardiac Rehab: How It Can Help
Hear how cardiac rehab helped others have less fear and be more sure about how to live with a heart problem.
Cardiac Rehab: What Is It?
Learn how cardiac rehab works and how it can help you get stronger and feel better.
Care for Minor Burns
Learn how to treat minor burns and prevent infection, and when to see a doctor.
Care for a Skin Wound
Learn how to care for your cut or scrape so it will heal and won't get infected.
Caregiving: Helping Someone Get In and Out of a Car
Learn how to safely help a person get in and out of a car.
Caregiving: How to Prepare
Learn a little about what to expect and how to prepare yourself and your home for caregiving.
Caregiving: How to Turn a Person in Bed
Learn how to safely turn a person in bed.
Caregiving: Take Care of Yourself Too
Learn tips for managing the stress of caregiving and how getting support can help.
Caring for Your Child's Drain After Surgery
Learn how to care for your child's surgical drain.
Caring for Your Child's IV Site
Learn how to care for your child's IV site.
Caring for Your Child's Trach
Learn how to clean and care for your child's trach.
Caring for Your Feeding Tube
Learn how to care for a feeding tube at home.
Caring for Your Implanted Port
Learn what an implanted port is and how to care for it at home.
Caring for Your Newborn: Diapers
Learn what to expect in the first few days when changing your baby's diapers.
Caring for Your Newborn: Feeding
Learn how often your baby needs breast milk or formula.
Caring for Your Newborn: Sleeping
Learn tips for creating a good sleep routine for your newborn.
Caring for Your Newborn: Umbilical Cord
Learn how to care for your newborn's umbilical cord stump.
Caring for Your PICC or Central IV Line
Learn how to care for a central or PICC IV line at home.
Caring for Your Stoma and Ostomy Bag
Learn about stomas and ostomy bags and how to take care of them.
Caring for Your Tracheostomy
Learn how to clean and care for your trach.
Caring for Your Urinary Catheter
Learn how to live with a urinary catheter and how to take care of it to prevent infection.
Caring for Yourself After Cesarean Delivery
Learn ways to care for yourself after giving birth.
Caring for Yourself After Vaginal Delivery
Learn ways to care for yourself after you give birth.
Caring for Yourself While Your Baby Is in the NICU
Learn why it's important to take care of yourself while your baby is in the NICU.
Caring for a Baby With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Learn how to calm a baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome and when it's time to call the doctor.
Caring for a Drain After Surgery
Learn how to care for a surgical drain at home.
Carotid Artery Procedure: How Others Decided
Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have a procedure to help prevent a stroke.
Carotid Artery Stenting
Learn what carotid artery stenting is and how it is done.
Learn what carotid endarterectomy is and how it is done.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Few Tips for Preventing It
Learn what movements may help cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Get tips to help prevent it and manage symptoms.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Stretches
Learn stretches that can help you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and manage your symptoms.
Learn what to expect during cataract surgery and how it can improve your vision.
Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Learn what catheter ablation is and how it is done to treat atrial fibrillation.
Catheter Ablation for SVT
Learn about catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardia and how it's done.
Changing Negative Thoughts
Learn how to train your brain to work for you, not against you.
Checking Peak Flow
Learn how to use a peak flow meter to check how well your lungs are working.
Learn how to do child CPR in 2 minutes—just in case.
Childhood Leukemia: Understanding Treatment
Learn about some of the treatment options for childhood leukemia.
Childhood Leukemia: What Is ALL?
Learn what acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is and what to expect for care and treatment.
Childhood Leukemia: What Is AML?
Learn what acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is and what to expect for care and treatment.
Childhood Leukemia: Working With Your Care Team
Find out how to work effectively with your child's care team to get answers and support.
Children and Cough and Cold Medicines
Learn what's safe—and what isn't—when it comes to your child and over-the-counter cold remedies.
Children and Teens: What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Find out what it means to be a kid with type 2 diabetes.
Cholesterol Numbers: What They Mean for Your Health
Learn what your cholesterol numbers mean for your health.
Cholesterol Test: Understanding the Test
Learn what is checked during a cholesterol test, why you might need one, and what the results may mean.
Cholesterol: Choosing a Heart-Healthy Life
Learn about making healthy changes that can help lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Cholesterol: How It Raises Your Risk
Learn how high cholesterol raises your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Choosing a Health Care Agent
Being a health care agent is an important job. Here are tips for thinking about who might be the best person for the job.
Chronic Low Back Pain: Time for Something New
Think about what you've tried for back pain and what you might consider now.
Chronic Pain: Finding Your Strength
Hear how others found strength and support to manage their pain.
Chronic Pain: How Medicines Can Help You Manage It
Learn how medicines can help you manage chronic pain.
Chronic Pain: Managing Pain With Healthy Thinking
Learn to reduce your pain by changing negative thoughts.
Chronic Pain: Tracking How You're Doing
Learn to track how well you are managing your pain.
Chronic Pain: Treatments Other Than Medicine
Learn about other ways to manage pain, in addition to medicine.
Colon Cancer: Screening Tests and What the Results Mean
Learn what tests are used to check for colon cancer (colorectal cancer) and what the results may mean.
Learn how to prepare for your colonoscopy and what to expect during the procedure.
Learn how a colostomy is done and what to expect after surgery.
Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test: Understanding the Test
Learn what happens during a complete blood count test and why you would need one.
Constipation: Here's Help
Take a minute to learn about constipation and what you can do to feel better.
Coronary Angiogram: How Others Decided
Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have a coronary angiogram.
Coronary Angiogram: Returning Home
Learn how you'll feel after an angiogram and how to take care of yourself at home.
Coronary Angiogram: What Is it?
Learn how and why an angiogram is done.
Coronary Artery Disease and Depression
Learn how keeping your mood healthy can also help keep your heart healthy.
Coronary Artery Disease: Being Active
Learn how regular exercise can help your heart get stronger and healthier.
Coronary Artery Disease: Commit to Making an Exercise Plan
Picture an exercise plan you would enjoy, and commit to taking small steps to get there.
Coronary Artery Disease: Every Step Matters
Learn how heart disease affects you and how to help prevent a heart attack.
Coronary Artery Disease: Getting Back on Track
See how to get back to taking care of your heart.
Coronary Artery Disease: Making Peace With Medicines
Learn how others accept taking heart medicines as part of daily life.
Coronary Artery Disease: Moving Forward
See how a diagnosis of heart disease inspired others to care for their heart.
Coronary Artery Disease: Women Are at Risk Too
Learn why it's important to know your risk for heart disease if you're a woman.
Coronary Artery Disease: Your Risk for Heart Attack
Learn how to lower your risk for heart attack.
Counseling for Depression
Learn how working with the right counselor can help treat depression.
Creating a Personal Health Record
Learn what medical records are and why you need them, and get tips on how to organize them.
Cystic Fibrosis: Caring for Your Child at Home
Home treatment can help your child live longer. It's not always easy, but you can do it. Here's how.
Cystic Fibrosis: What It Means for You and Your Child
A diagnosis of CF is life-changing. But your child can still have a fulfilling life.
Dealing With Asthma Triggers
Learn how to avoid common asthma triggers to better control your symptoms.
Deciding About Breast Reconstruction
Compare the pros and cons of having breast reconstruction.
Deciding About Coronary Angiogram
Learn when having an angiogram is helpful and when it may not be needed.
Deciding About Herniated Disc Surgery
Compare pros and cons, including risks and benefits, of having herniated disc surgery.
Deciding About Hip Replacement Surgery
Learn the pros and cons of having a hip replacement.
Deciding About Knee Replacement Surgery
Learn the pros and cons of having a knee replacement.
Deciding About Spinal Stenosis Surgery
Compare the pros and cons of having surgery for spinal stenosis.
Deciding About Taking Blood Pressure Medicine
Compare the pros and cons of taking medicine for your high blood pressure.
Deciding About Weight-Loss Surgery
Compare the pros and cons of having weight-loss surgery.
Deciding About a Hysterectomy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Compare the pros and cons of having a hysterectomy for abnormal uterine bleeding.
Depression Is Common
Find out just how common depression is and why treatment matters.
Depression Medicine Side Effects
Learn how to deal with common side effects of depression medicines.
Depression Medicine: Deciding to Quit
Learn why it's important to work with your doctor when stopping depression medicines.
Learn how depression medicines work to help you feel better.
Depression: Balancing Brain Chemicals
Learn how depression medicines balance chemicals in your brain to help you feel better.
Depression: Cost of Medicine
Get some tips on saving money on medicine for depression.
Depression: How It Affects Your Body
Learn about physical symptoms that may be linked to depression.
Depression: Mood Check-In to Prevent a Relapse
Learn to check your mood for warning signs that depression may be coming back.
Depression: Outside Looking In
See how depression can affect relationships and why treatment matters.
Depression: Rating Your Mood
Learn how tracking your mood can help you manage depression.
Depression: Social Support and Recovery
See how family and friends helped three people cope with depression.
Depression: Using Your Inner Strengths
Learn how to use your inner strengths to get through tough times and overcome challenges.
Diabetes and Exercise
Find out how exercise helps you control your blood sugar and feel better in other ways too.
Diabetes and Wound Care
Learn the signs of infection with diabetes so that small skin problems don't become serious.
Diabetes and Your Heart
Learn why having diabetes raises your heart disease risk and what you can do about it.
Diabetes in Children: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Eat Healthy Meals
Here are 5 ways to help kids with diabetes choose healthy foods and drinks.
Diabetes in Children: Healthy Eating at School
Help your child with diabetes make smart food and drink choices at school.
Diabetes in Children: How You Can Support Your Teen
Find out how to support your teen who has diabetes.
Diabetes: A1c Test and Making a Plan
Learn about the A1c test and how to make a plan to meet your safe target blood sugar level.
Diabetes: Benefits of Blood Sugar Testing
Learn how testing helps you make the connection between blood sugar levels and daily activities.
Diabetes: Daily Foot Care
Learn why checking your feet is important and how to do it.
Diabetes: Finger-Stick Test
Learn how to use a finger-stick test to see how food or activity can change your blood sugar.
Diabetes: Food and Your Blood Sugar
Learn how your body turns carbohydrate foods into blood sugar.
Diabetes: How Others Stay Motivated
Hear how other people stay motivated to manage their diabetes.
Diabetes: How to Build Your Plate
See how to measure healthy portion sizes using the plate method.
Diabetes: Insulin's Role
Learn how insulin works and why diabetes causes high blood sugar.
Diabetes: Planning Your Next Steps
Learn how to make an action plan to help manage diabetes.
Diabetes: Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy
Learn what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy and baby when you have diabetes.
Diabetes: Preparing for Pregnancy
Learn what other women with diabetes have done to prepare for pregnancy.
Diabetes: Preparing for Surgery
Learn how to prepare for surgery when you have diabetes.
Diabetes: Stay in Your Target Range
Learn how testing blood sugar through the day will help you stay in your target range.
Diabetes: Testing Your Blood Sugar
Learn the best way to test blood sugar. Knowing your blood sugar levels helps you manage your diabetes.
Diabetes: You Can Slow Kidney Damage
Learn what you can do at home to slow down kidney damage.
Dialysis: Caring for Your Vascular Access at Home
Learn how to care for yourself at home after a vascular access procedure.
Dialysis: Living Better With Dialysis
Watch the personal story of someone who's living better with dialysis.
Dialysis: What Is It?
Understand what dialysis is and how it helps you feel better and live longer.
Dialysis: Your Vascular Access
Learn what to expect when you have a vascular access procedure for hemodialysis.
Diarrhea: Here's Help
Take a minute to learn about diarrhea and what you can do to feel better.
Diuretics: Making Them Easier to Take
Find out how to make it easier to take your diuretic.
Dressing Your Baby
Learn how to safely dress your newborn.
Drug Withdrawal: What to Expect
Learn what's happening to your body during drug withdrawal.
Ear Infections in Children
Learn about ear infections and how you can care for your child at home.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Learn how electroconvulsive therapy is done and what the benefits are.
Learn how and why endometrial ablation is done.
Learn about epidural anesthesia: what it is, how it's done, and its safety and side effects.
Epilepsy: Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe
Learn how to keep your child with epilepsy safer at home, outdoors, and at school.
Ergonomics: Exercises to Do While Sitting
Learn seated exercises you can do at work or at home that can help you relieve stress and strain.
Ergonomics: Setting Up Your Work Area
Learn how your work area affects your health and safety and how to set it up.
Ergonomics: Using Your Computer
Get tips on how to set up and use your computer in a way that prevents aches and pains.
Exercise Electrocardiogram (Stress Test)
See how a stress test works and how it's done.
Exercising Safely With Arthritis
Learn how activity can help reduce joint pain and how to exercise safely when you have arthritis.
Feeding Tube for Children
Learn what a feeding tube for children is and how it works.
Fever: Here's Help
Take a minute to find out what it means when you have a fever.
Fitness: How Active Should You Be?
Learn how often, how long, and how hard you should exercise for good health.
Fitness: Increasing Your Core Stability
Learn how to keep your core strong and prevent injury with two simple exercises.
Five Ingredients for Healthy Eating
Learn simple tips for healthy eating.
Five Tips for Healthy Eating
Learn how to improve your diet with a few simple changes.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Learn how gastric sleeve surgery is done and what to expect after surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Returning Home
Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after you have gastric sleeve surgery.
Learn about general anesthesia: what it is, how it's done, and its safety and side effects.
Gestational Diabetes: Activity
See how other women who had gestational diabetes found ways to be active.
Gestational Diabetes: Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes
Learn what you can do to prevent getting type 2 diabetes after you have gestational diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes: Eating Well
Learn how to eat to keep your blood sugar at a level that's healthy for you and your baby.
Gestational Diabetes: Medicines
Learn why you may need to take medicine when you have gestational diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes: Reducing Risk
Learn how keeping the healthy habits you used to manage gestational diabetes can protect your child in the future.
Gestational Diabetes: Testing Blood Sugar
Learn why you need to test your blood sugar when you have gestational diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes: What Causes It?
Learn what causes gestational diabetes and how you will be tested for it.
Gestational Diabetes: What Is It?
Learn about gestational diabetes and what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy.
Learn how to start an exercise plan you can stick with.
Getting Help When You Leave the Hospital
Learn why making a plan for getting help when you leave the hospital will help you heal.
Getting Started With Flexibility and Stretching
Loosen up and learn the basics of stretching.
Getting Treatment Through a PICC or Central Line
Learn about different kinds of treatments given through a PICC or central venous line.
Getting Up Safely After a Fall
Learn how to safely get up after a fall and what to do if you need to call for help.
Grief: Coping After Stillbirth
Let others, including your health care team, support you so you can grieve in your own way, when you're ready.
HIV: Understanding the Test
Learn what is checked during an HIV test, who might need one, and what the results may mean.
Learn how to do hands-only CPR.
Headaches: Avoiding Triggers
Learn some common headache triggers so you can plan to avoid the ones that affect you.
Headaches: Keeping a Diary
Learn how keeping a headache diary can help you find what's causing your pain.
Healthy Eating Pays Off
Learn how you benefit from eating healthy foods.
Healthy Eating: Getting Back on Track
Get help staying on track with your healthy eating goal.
Healthy Eating: Resisting Temptation in Social Situations
Learn how to practice saying no when friends and family offer you food and drink.
Healthy Eating: What Will Make It Work for You?
Get inspired to make some healthy changes to the way you eat.
Healthy Weight: Find Your Inspiration
What makes you want to reach a healthy weight?
Healthy Weight: Make Your Plan
Make your own plan for reaching a healthy weight.
Healthy Weight: What Works
Learn three proven strategies to help reach a healthy weight.
Healthy Weight: When Success Slows Down
You've had success with weight loss, but now you're stuck. Get help thinking about what's in your way.
Heart Failure: Being Active
Learn how exercise is good for your heart and how to be active and safe.
Heart Failure: Checking Your Weight Daily
Understand how daily weight checks help you avoid heart failure emergencies.
Heart Failure: Daily Symptom Checks
Learn how to easily check your symptoms daily so you can stay healthy.
Heart Failure: How Support Can Help
Learn how to reach out to friends and loved ones for support.
Heart Failure: Learn to Recognize Symptoms
Learn how checking your symptoms every day helps you manage your heart failure.
Heart Failure: Limiting Fluids
Learn tips for limiting fluids to prevent fluid buildup.
Heart Failure: Limiting Sodium
Learn why sodium is bad for heart failure and get tips for low-sodium meals.
Heart Failure: Medicines to Avoid
Learn which medicines could make your heart failure worse.
Heart Failure: Practice Tracking Sodium
Learn how to start tracking the sodium in all the foods and drinks you have each day.
Heart Failure: Self-Care
Learn why your daily care plan is so important for managing your heart failure.
Heart Failure: Small Steps to Self-Care
Learn how to take small steps toward long-term self-care for heart failure.
Heart Failure: Support After Your Hospital Stay
Learn about help you'll get to manage your heart failure at home.
Heart Failure: Taking Over-the-Counter Medicines Safely
Learn how to make a plan that helps you use medicines safely.
Heart Failure: Taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB
Learn from another person with heart failure about the importance of taking your ACE inhibitor/ARB.
Heart Failure: Track Your Symptoms
Learn to keep track of your symptoms to help manage your heart failure.
Heart Failure: When to Act on Your Symptoms
Learn how to be sure when changes in your symptoms mean you should get help.
Heart Failure: When to Call for Help
Learn why you need a written plan to know when heart failure symptoms are an emergency.
Heart Failure: Your Reason to Be Active
Find what motivates you to add a little activity to your life and benefit your heart.
Heart Health: Finding Support for Healthy Changes
Hear how one woman found the support she needed to make heart-healthy choices.
Heart Health: Where Will You Be in 5 Years?
Hear what motivated other people to make changes to keep their heart healthy.
Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
Learn how surgery is done to replace a faulty heart valve.
Learn how to start eating foods that are good for your heart.
Heat or Ice for Low Back Pain
Learn when and how to use ice and heat to relieve low back pain.
Helping Your Child Deal With Asthma
Learn how to help your child deal with asthma and asthma treatments.
Helping Your Child Prevent and Manage Seizures
Here's help understanding how your child's treatment plan can help manage and prevent seizures.
Hemodialysis Access: When Is the Right Time?
Learn how timing affects what type of vascular access you can get before you start dialysis.
Here's Help: How to Apply a Topical Cream for Your Child
Here's help with applying a topical cream for your child.
Here's Help: How to Give Your Child Eardrops
Here's help with giving your child eardrops.
Here's Help: How to Give Your Child Eyedrops or Eye Ointment
Here's help with giving your child eyedrops or eye ointment.
Here's Help: How to Give Your Child Oral Medicine
Here's help with getting your child to take medicine.
Here's Help: How to Give Yourself Eyedrops or Eye Ointment
Here's help with using eyedrops or an eye ointment.
Here's Help: How to Insert Your Child's Suppository
Here's help with how to insert your child's suppository.
Here's Help: How to Use Nasal Spray or Drops for Your Child
Here's help with giving your child a nasal spray or drops.
Here's Help: Mild Dehydration in Your Baby or Child
Find out what to do and when to call for help if your baby or child has mild dehydration.
Here's Help: Mild Head Injury (Bump, Cut, or Scrape) in Children
Find out what to do and when to call for help when children bump their head.
Here's Help: Mild Heat Exhaustion in Children
Find out what to do and when to call for help if your child has mild heat exhaustion.
Here's Help: Mild Sunburn in Children
Find out what to do and when to call for help if your child has a mild sunburn.
Here's Help: Minor Burn in Children
Find out what to do and when to call for help if your child has a minor burn.
Here's Help: When Your Newborn Is Sick
Find out when to call your doctor or get emergency help when your newborn is sick.
Herniated Disc Surgery: How Others Decided
Hear what others thought about as they decided whether to have herniated disc surgery.
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Learn what it means for you and your baby when you're pregnant and have high blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure: Make the Most of Home Monitoring
Learn how using a home blood pressure monitor can give you better control of your health.
High Blood Pressure: The DASH Diet
Learn how the DASH eating plan can help lower your blood pressure.
Hip Fracture Surgery
Learn about surgery to repair a broken or fractured hip and what to expect.
Hip Repair Surgery: Returning Home
Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after hip repair surgery.
Hip Replacement Surgery
Learn what to expect during hip replacement surgery and how it can ease the pain of arthritis.
Hip Replacement Surgery: How Others Decided
Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have hip replacement surgery.
Hip Replacement Surgery: Returning Home
Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after hip replacement surgery.
Hip Replacement: When Can You Be Active Again?
Learn how long it may take to start doing daily activities again after a hip replacement.
Home Health Care: What to Expect
Find out what home health care is and what to expect from it.
Home Treatment for Herniated Disc Pain
Learn how home treatment of back and leg pain from a herniated disc can help you avoid surgery.
Hormone Therapy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Learn how hormone therapy is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding.
Hospital Isolation Rooms
Understand how an isolation room protects you and those around you.
Hot and Cold Therapy for Arthritis
Learn how to use heat and ice to treat pain from arthritis.
How Others Manage Diabetes
Hear how other people learned to do a better job managing their diabetes.
How Secondhand Smoke Affects Your Child
Learn how breathing secondhand smoke can affect your child's health.
How You Can Help Manage Your Child's Pain in the Hospital
You know your child best, so learn how to assess your child's pain while in the hospital and to speak up.
How Your Body Reacts to Stress
Learn how your body responds to stress and why chronic stress is hazardous to your health.
How a Heart Attack Happens
Get a clear, simple explanation of what happens in a heart attack.
How and When to Give Naloxone
Naloxone can stop an opioid overdose. Here's how to give it—just in case.
How to Calm a Crying Baby
Learn some tried-and-true ways to comfort your crying baby.
How to Do Ankle Pumps
Help prevent blood clots with ankle pumps. They're easy, and really important.
How to Do Calf Stretches While Sitting
Stretch the muscles in the back of your lower leg with this seated calf stretch.
How to Do Chair Push-Ups
Chair push-ups can strengthen your arm muscles.
How to Do Curl-Ups
Learn how to do curl-ups to strengthen your core.
How to Do Glute Sets
Learn how to do glute sets to strengthen the muscles in your butt that help rotate and extend your legs.
How to Do Heel Raises
Heel raises strengthen your lower leg muscles, which help support your knees, ankles, and feet.
How to Do Heel Slides
Heel slides strengthen the muscles that bend your hip and your knee.
How to Do Quad Sets
Quad sets can strengthen your quad muscles—the muscles in the front of your thigh that help straighten your knee.
How to Do Short-Arc (Terminal) Knee Extensions While Standing
Strengthen the thigh muscles that help support your knee by doing short-arc (terminal) knee extension exercises.
How to Do Stationary Biking for Knee Rehab
Riding a stationary bike is great for increasing the strength and mobility of your knees and legs.
How to Do Step-Up and Step-Down Exercises
Strengthen your glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings with step-up and step-down exercises.
How to Do Straight-Leg Raises
Straight-leg raises strengthen the muscles in the front of your thighs and your hips.
How to Do a Hamstring Stretch While Sitting
Stretch the muscles in the back of your thighs with this seated hamstring stretch.
How to Do the Bird Dog Exercise
Learn how to do the bird dog exercise to increase strength and stability in your shoulder, core, and hips.
How to Do the Bridging Exercise
Learn how to do the bridging exercise to increase strength and stability in your core and your legs.
How to Do the Hamstring Stretch in a Doorway
Learn how to do the hamstring stretch exercise in a doorway to stretch the back of your leg.
How to Do the Hip Abduction Exercise
Hip abduction exercises strengthen the muscles that move your leg out to the side.
How to Do the Hip Flexor Stretch
Learn how to do the hip flexor stretch exercise to stretch the muscles in the front of your thigh.
How to Do the Knee Flexion Stretch While Sitting
Strengthen your knee and increase its range of movement with this seated knee flexion exercise.
How to Do the Long-Arc Quad Exercise
Strengthen your thigh muscles with the long-arc quad exercise.
How to Do the Passive Knee Stretch
Passive knee extension exercises will help you be able to fully straighten your leg.
How to Do the Pelvic Tilt Exercise
Learn how to do the pelvic tilt exercise to strengthen your core.
How to Do the Press-Up Exercise
Learn how to do the press-up exercise to stretch your belly muscles and increase flexibility in your lower back.
How to Do the Short-Arc Quad Exercise
Strengthen your thigh muscles with short-arc quad exercises.
How to Do the Single Knee-to-Chest Exercise
Learn how to do the single knee-to-chest exercise to stretch your hip and lower back.
How to Do the Single-Leg Balance Exercise
Single-leg balance exercises improve balance and strengthen the muscles that support the knees.
How to Do the Wall Sit Exercise
Learn how to do the wall sit exercise to increase strength and stability in your core and your legs.
How to Drain Blood From Under a Nail
Learn an easy way to drain blood from a smashed fingernail or toenail.
How to Get Moving While in the Hospital
Learn how to stay mobile while you're in the hospital.
How to Give Yourself an Epinephrine Shot
Learn how to give yourself an epinephrine shot for a severe allergic reaction.
How to Give a Glucagon Shot
Learn how to give a glucagon shot to a person who is having a low-blood-sugar emergency.
How to Give a Heparin Shot
Learn why heparin is given, and see how to give a heparin shot.
How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection
Learn how to give an injection under the skin.
How to Give an Epinephrine Shot to a Child
Learn how to give a child an epinephrine shot to treat a severe allergic reaction.
How to Give an Intramuscular Injection
Learn how to give an intramuscular injection.
How to Help Someone During a Seizure
Learn what you can do to keep someone safe during a seizure and when you need to call emergency services.
How to Help Your Child Prevent a Fall in the Hospital
You're part of the team that keeps your child safe in the hospital. Here's how to prevent a fall.
How to Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome
Learn why it's important to prepare for the times when your baby won't stop crying.
How to Prevent a Second Heart Attack
Learn how medicines and a healthy lifestyle help protect you from another heart attack.
How to Put on Compression Stockings
Learn some tips that will help you put on your compression stockings.
How to Stop Negative Thoughts
Learn how replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts can help you reach a healthy weight.
How to Stop a Nosebleed
Learn simple steps you can use to stop a nosebleed.
How to Swaddle Safely
Learn a safe way to swaddle your new baby.
How to Use a Nebulizer With a Mask
Learn how to use a nebulizer, with a face mask, on your child.
How to Use an Incentive Spirometer
Learn how to use an incentive spirometer to improve the health of your lungs.
How to Wear a Sling
Learn how to wear a sling to protect an injured arm.
How to Wrap a Sprained Ankle
Learn how to use a compression wrap for a sprained ankle to help control swelling.
Learn what a hysterectomy is and how it's done.
Hysterectomy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: How Others Decided
Hear what other women thought about as they decided whether to have this surgery.
Hysterectomy: Returning Home
Learn how to take care of yourself at home after a hysterectomy.
Learn what it's like to have an ileostomy procedure.
In the Hospital: How to Get the Best Care
Learn about the importance of asking questions and taking charge when in the hospital.
In the Hospital: Three Tips for a Healthier Stay
Learn three important ways to prepare for a healthier hospital stay.
Learn how to do infant CPR in 3 minutes—just in case.
Insect Bites and Stings: Here's Help
Take a minute to find out about an insect bite or sting and what you can do to feel better.
Insulin: Giving an Injection in the Arm Using a Syringe
Learn the simple steps to give yourself an insulin shot in the arm using a syringe.
Insulin: How to Prepare a Mixed Dose
Learn how to prepare and give yourself a mixed dose of insulin.
Insulin: How to Prepare a Single Dose
Learn how to prepare and easily give yourself a single dose of insulin.
Is It a Heart Attack?
Hear a story about how heart attacks may feel different than you expect.
Jaundice in Newborns
Find out what to do if your baby has jaundice.
Kangaroo Care for Your Baby and You
Learn what kangaroo care is, how to do it, why it's important, and how it benefits both your baby and you.
Kidney Transplant: Before Your Surgery
Learn what happens during a kidney transplant and how to prepare.
Kidney Transplant: Returning Home
Learn how to care for yourself after a kidney transplant.
Knee Arthritis: Nonsurgical Treatments
Learn about different treatments for knee arthritis other than surgery.
Knee Arthritis: Treatments
Learn about the different treatment options for knee arthritis, and hear stories of what others have tried.
Knee Arthritis: What Can I Expect?
Learn how osteoarthritis usually begins, and listen to stories of how it can progress differently in different people.
Knee Arthritis: What Is Knee Replacement Surgery?
Learn how cartilage is replaced by implants in knee replacement surgery.
Knee Arthritis: What Is Osteoarthritis?
Learn what knee osteoarthritis is and what may cause it.
Learn how knee arthroscopy is done and what to expect after surgery.
Knee Arthroscopy: Recovering at Home
Learn what to expect and what to watch for as you recover from knee arthroscopy.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Learn what to expect during knee replacement surgery and how it can ease the pain of arthritis.
Knee Replacement Surgery: How Others Decided
Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have knee replacement surgery.
Knee Replacement Surgery: Pros and Cons
Learn about the pros and cons of having knee replacement surgery.
Knee Replacement: Learning About Rehab
Learn more about doing rehab right after knee replacement surgery, so you can find that sweet spot between resting and getting stronger.
Knee Replacement: Recovery
Learn about recovering from knee replacement surgery, and listen to stories about different recovery experiences.
Knee Replacement: When Can You Be Active Again?
Learn how long it might take to start doing everyday activities again after a knee replacement.
Lack of Sleep
Learn about some lifestyle changes that can help you sleep better.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
Learn how laparoscopic gastric banding surgery is done and what to expect after surgery.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding: Returning Home
Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after laparoscopic gastric banding surgery.
Learn what a laparoscopy is and how the procedure is done.
Laparoscopy in Children
Learn what a laparoscopy is and how the procedure is done.
Learning About Blood Tests for Children
Learn what to expect when your child gets a blood test.
Learning About Circumcision
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision and what happens during and after the procedure.
Learning About Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke
Learn what raises your risk for having a heart attack or stroke and how you can lower your risk.
Learning About Your Child's Bronchoscopy
Learn how to talk to your child about bronchoscopy, how to prepare, and how it's done.
Learning About Your Child's CT Scan
Learn what to expect when your child gets a CT scan.
Learning About Your Child's Laryngoscopy
Learn about your child's laryngoscopy, how to prepare, and how it's done.
Learning About Your Child's MRI Test
Learn what to expect when your child gets an MRI.
Learning About Your Child's X-Ray Test
Learn what to expect when your child gets an X-ray.
Learning About the NICU
Learn about the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), including the equipment, the role of the family, and how to communicate with the staff in NICU.
Lifestyle Changes to Lower Blood Pressure
Learn how healthy lifestyle changes can help lower your blood pressure.
Living With Chronic Pain
Learn about chronic pain and what you can do to feel better.
Long-Acting Bronchodilators for Your Child
Learn why a long-acting bronchodilator might be added to your child's asthma medicine.
Low Back Pain: Keep Moving
Learn about activity and exercise to help reduce low back pain.
Low Back Pain: Keeping It From Coming Back
Learn easy ways to help prevent the return of low back pain.
Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent a Heart Attack
See why your doctor prescribed low-dose aspirin for your heart.
Learn what a lumpectomy is and how it is done.
Lumpectomy: Returning Home
Learn how to take care of yourself at home after having a lumpectomy.
Lymph Node Dissection: Self-Care at Home
Learn how to take care of yourself at home after having lymph nodes removed.
Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit
Learn how to be an active partner in your care so you can get the most from your next doctor visit.
Making Meals With Less Sodium
Learn how to make meals that are low in salt.
Managing Morning Sickness
Learn tips for dealing with morning sickness, no matter what time of day you have it.
Managing Pain While You're in the Hospital
Learn how you can work with your doctor and care team to manage pain while in the hospital.
Managing Seasonal Allergies
Seasonal allergies are not fun. But you can learn how to manage them and feel better.
Managing Your Medicines
Learn how to keep track of your medicines and what you need to know about them.
Managing a Croup Attack
Learn how to use home treatment to stop a cough from croup.
Learn what a mastectomy is and how it is done.
Mastectomy: Returning Home
Learn how to take care of yourself at home after having a mastectomy.
Measuring Your Exercise Intensity
Learn how to know if you're exercising at the right level to improve your health.
Medicine for High Blood Pressure
Learn how medicine can help lower your blood pressure.
Medicines for Depression
Learn how depression medicines can help and why it may take time to find the right medicine for you.
Learn how surgery for a meniscus tear is done and what to expect after surgery.
Metformin and You: A Winning Strategy
Rediscover how metformin helps and how to make it easier to take.
Mindfulness: Breathing Practice
Practice mindfulness to help reduce stress.
NICU: Getting Ready to Take Your Baby Home
Learn what you need to know and expect before your baby comes home from the NICU.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Learn how a negative pressure device helps heal your wound and what to expect when you take the device home.
Nicotine and the Brain
Learn why nicotine makes it hard to quit smoking and how it can be overcome.
Older Adults: Be Inspired to Get Active
Learn how one older adult started and stayed with a fitness program.
Older Adults: Getting Active After a Health Scare
Learn how a health crisis motivated others to get active.
Older Adults: Making Physical Activity a Routine
Picture yourself making physical activity a routine, and practice taking small steps to get started.
Older Adults: Overcoming Barriers to Fitness
Learn how to overcome obstacles to getting fit.
Open-Heart Surgery: Returning Home
Learn how to take care of yourself and what activities to avoid after open-heart surgery.
Opioids for Children
Learn more about how to use opioid medicines safely—if your child is prescribed one.
Opioids: Know What's Safe
Here's information to help you work with your doctor so you can take prescribed opioids safely.
Osteoporosis: After Your Fracture
Learn why taking your osteoporosis medicine is so important.
Overcoming Barriers to Practicing Mindfulness
Learn how to practice mindfulness even when your thoughts and daily life get in the way.
PTSD: Checking In With Yourself
Learn how to check on how you're feeling during or after PTSD treatment.
PTSD: Finding Yourself Again
Hear how others decided to get treatment and how it helped them.
PTSD: Having a Plan
Learn how to plan ahead for coping with stress and symptoms at home.
PTSD: Signs and Symptoms
Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PTSD: Treatment Options
Learn about the treatment options for PTSD.
See what you can expect and how to prepare for getting a pacemaker.
Pacemaker Placement: Returning Home
See some tips for taking care of yourself after your procedure.
Packing a Wound at Home
Learn how to pack a wound at home.
Parent or Smoker: How Does Your Child See You?
Get motivated to quit by thinking about the example you are setting for your child.
Pelvic Exercises for Urinary Incontinence
Learn how to do exercises that can help prevent urine leakage.
Plaque, Platelets, and Heart Attack
Learn how natural processes in your blood vessels can become a problem and cause a heart attack.
Learn how the pneumococcal vaccine protects you from serious infections.
Learn what you can do at home to help yourself get better from pneumonia.
Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac: What to Do First
Learn how to wash so you won't spread the rash.
Learn how to change your outlook on life by focusing on helpful thoughts.
Positive Thinking for Weight Control
Learn how positive thinking can help you reach a healthy weight.
Positive Thinking: Susan's Story
Learn how one working mom trained herself to stop negative thoughts.
Prediabetes: Healthy Changes You Can Make
Learn how to make healthy changes that can help delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.
Prediabetes: Which Path Will You Take?
Learn how prediabetes motivated one woman to change her habits.
Pregnancy: Dealing With Back Pain
Learn how to protect your back and relieve pain during pregnancy.
Pregnancy: Eating the Right Foods
Learn about the nutrients you need to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Pregnancy: How to Exercise Safely
Learn about the benefits of exercise during pregnancy and how to do it safely.
Pregnancy: Learning About Doctors and Midwives
Learn about the different ways doctors and midwives handle pregnancies and deliver babies.
Pregnancy: Signs of Preterm Labor
Find out the important differences between "practice contractions" and preterm labor.
Pregnancy: Your First Weeks
Learn how to get your first few weeks of pregnancy off to a good start.
Premature Baby: Special Care in the NICU
Learn what to expect and what you'll need to know if your premature baby is in the NICU.
Preparing Your Child for a Hospital Stay
Learn how to talk to your child about his or her upcoming hospital stay.
Prescription Medicine Misuse: Could You Have a Problem?
Learn some common signs of a problem with prescription medicine misuse.
Prescription Medicine Misuse: Getting Back on Track
Learn how to renew your commitment to stopping medicine misuse after a slip-up.
Prescription Medicine Misuse: Setting Goals for Quitting
Learn the simple steps that can help you reach a goal of quitting medicine misuse.
Prescription Medicine Misuse: Support for Recovery
Learn about the importance of finding support for recovery.
Prescription Medicine Misuse: Treatment Options
Learn about the different types of treatment that can help with prescription medicine misuse.
Preventing Blood Clots in Leg Veins
Learn how to prevent blood clots in leg veins when you must sit or lie down for long periods of time.
Preventing Coronary Artery Disease
Learn how a heart-healthy lifestyle can lower your risk for heart disease.
Preventing Coronary Artery Disease in Women: First Steps
See how three women found ways to fit heart-healthy habits into their busy lives.
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) After Surgery
Learn how to help prevent dangerous blood clots after your surgery.
Preventing Falls in Older Adults
Learn how to prevent falls by taking care of yourself, preparing your home, and following a few safety tips.
Preventing Falls in the Hospital
Find out why you're at risk for falling in the hospital and how to prevent a fall.
Preventing Falls: Get an Eye Exam
Learn how getting an eye exam may help you stay safe and independent.
Preventing Falls: Leg Lifts
Learn how to do a simple exercise to strengthen your core and prevent falls.
Preventing Falls: Make Your Home Safe
Learn how to fix some common tripping hazards around your home.
Preventing Falls: Medicine Safety
Learn how some medicines can make you dizzy or drowsy and how you can stay safe.
Preventing Falls: The Four Fall Stoppers
Learn what causes most falls and what you can do to stay safe.
Preventing Falls: Two Good Exercises
Learn how to do two exercises to improve your strength and balance.
Preventing Falls: Use a Home Safety Checklist
Learn to spot hazards in your home by using a home safety checklist.
Preventing Problems After Surgery
Learn how to prevent problems and recover well after surgery.
Preventing Sepsis After You Leave the Hospital
After a hospital stay, it's important to prevent sepsis and watch for signs of it. Learn how.
Proper Lifting to Protect Your Back
Learn the right way to lift objects to protect your back.
Proper Sitting and Lifting for a Healthy Back
Learn how to sit and lift correctly to keep your back healthy.
Learn what a prostatectomy is and how it's done.
Prostatectomy: Returning Home
Learn how to care for yourself after a prostatectomy.
Protecting Your Skin From the Sun
Get tips on how to stay safe in the sun.
Quit Smoking: How Medicines Can Help
Learn how other people quit smoking by using nicotine replacement and other medicines.
Quit Smoking: How to Tell Your Friends
Practice talking to your smoking friends about your decision to quit.
Quit Smoking: Keep Your Social Life
Hear how four people kept their friends and sense of self when they quit smoking.
Quitting Smoking: Dealing With a Slip-Up
Learn how to assess the things that led to a slip-up and get back on track with quitting.
Quitting Smoking: Have Your Own Reason
Learn why it matters that your reason for quitting comes from inside you.
Quitting Smoking: It May Take Many Tries
Learn how it may take a few attempts before you quit smoking for good.
Quitting Smoking: Medicines Increase Success Rates
Learn how medicine can double or triple your chances of stopping smoking.
Quitting Smoking: Medicines to Help With Cravings
Learn about products and medicines that can take the edge off nicotine cravings.
Quitting Smoking: The Rewards Start Now
Learn some of the many immediate and long-term health benefits of quitting smoking.
RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
Learn steps you can take at home to reduce pain and swelling after a sprain or strain.
Reading a Food Label
Learn how reading a food label can help you make healthy food choices.
Learn why taking headache pain medicine too often may be causing even more headaches.
Relaxation Exercise: Deep Breathing
Learn a deep-breathing exercise to reduce your stress.
Relaxation Exercise: Guided Imagery
Learn how to take your mind to a calming beach where stress melts away.
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Learn about surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
Rotator Cuff Surgery: Returning Home
Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after rotator cuff surgery.
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
Learn how Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is done and what to expect after surgery.
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: Returning Home
Get tips on how to care for yourself at home after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Safe Sleep for Babies
Learn how to make sure your new baby sleeps as safely as possible.
Safe Use of Non-Warfarin Blood Thinners
Learn how to be safe when taking a blood thinner other than warfarin.
Safely Storing and Getting Rid of Medicines
Protect yourself and others by knowing how to safely store and get rid of medicines.
Saving Money on Medicine
Get some tips on how to save money on your prescriptions.
Seated Exercises for Older Adults
Learn simple exercises that you can do while sitting down.
See Yourself as a Nonsmoker
Imagine your life without cigarettes.
Should My Son Be Circumcised?
To circumcise or not? It's your choice. Here are some things to think about.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Learn about shoulder replacement surgery.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery: Returning Home
Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after shoulder replacement surgery.
Shoulder and Arm Exercises After Breast Surgery
Learn exercises to reduce stiffness and soreness and get your shoulder and arm back to normal.
Signs of Labor
Learn the signs of labor so you'll know what to do when you're ready to have your baby.
Learn about sinusitis and how you can care for yourself at home.
Skin Cancer Prevention: How to Check Your Skin
Learn how to check your skin for possible signs of skin cancer.
Sleep Apnea: Having Trouble With CPAP?
Learn ways to get past common problems with using CPAP.
Sleep Apnea: How Is It Treated?
Learn about treatment choices for sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea: How Treatment Can Improve Your Life
Learn about the benefits of treating sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea: Time to Get Checked
Learn about the different ways that sleep apnea can affect the quality of your life.
Sleep Apnea: Using CPAP
Learn how CPAP works and how to use a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea: What Is It?
Learn what sleep apnea is and why it's important to treat it.
Learn why good sleep matters to your health.
Sleep Problems: Getting Past Barriers to Powering Down
Learn how to reduce technology use before bed for better sleep.
Sleep Problems: Make a Plan to Power Down
Take steps to reduce your technology use before bed.
Sleep and Your Health
Learn how too little sleep affects your health, and how getting enough can undo these effects.
Learn tips for getting a good night's sleep.
Smoker's Cough: What Do You Tell Yourself?
Learn what many people tell themselves about a cough that won't go away.
Sore Throat: Here's Help
Take a minute to learn about a sore throat and what you can do to feel better.
Spinal Stenosis Surgery: How Others Decided
Hear what others thought about when deciding whether to have back surgery.
Spinal Stenosis: Home Treatment and Physical Therapy
Learn how home treatment and physical therapy can help you avoid surgery.
Spirometry Tests for Children
Learn about spirometry tests for children.
Statins Are Important After a Heart Attack
Learn why taking a statin pill is such an important part of your treatment.
Statins: Overcoming Barriers to Taking Them
Learn how to find what is getting in the way of taking your statin pill every day.
Statins: Should You Take Them to Lower Your Risk?
Compare the pros and cons of taking a statin to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Stories From People Controlling Their Asthma
Hear how others with asthma have learned to control their symptoms.
Stories From People Recovering From Depression
You can make it through your depression. Hear from people who have recovered from depression.
Stories From People With New Depression
You are not alone in feeling down. Hear from others who have depression.
Stories From People With Recurring Depression
Hear from others who have repeated bouts of depression.
Strep Test for Children
Learn what a strep test is and how it's done.
Stress Management: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Learn how to reduce stress by tensing and relaxing your muscles.
Stress Management: Relaxing Your Muscles
Follow along to learn progressive muscle relaxation to reduce stress.
Stress Management: Roll Breathing
Learn to relax by using a deep-breathing exercise called roll breathing.
Stress Management: Using Yoga to Relax
Learn two simple yoga poses that can help reduce stress.
Stress and Coping: Mindfulness Can Help
Learn how two people practice mindfulness to help them cope with stress or a health problem.
Stroke Prevention: Should You Have a Carotid Artery Procedure?
Compare the pros and cons of having a carotid artery procedure to help prevent stroke.
Stroke Recovery: Finding What Inspires You
Getting better after a stroke takes patience and effort. See how others found inspiration to keep going.
Stroke Recovery: Using Support to Stay Positive
Get help thinking about ways to stay positive and hopeful after a stroke.
Learn the symptoms of stroke and why it's important to call emergency services right away.
Stroke: Know the Signs and Act FAST
Learn an easy way to recognize stroke symptoms and know when to call 911.
Stroke: Understanding Your Emotions
Learn about the range of emotions you may experience after you've had a stroke.
Stroke: What Is Stroke Rehab?
Learn how stroke rehab works and how it can help you get stronger and feel better.
Stroke: What's Your Risk?
Learn what increases your risk for stroke and how you can lower your risk.
Substance Use Disorder: Treatment Options
Learn about your treatment options for substance use disorder.
Taking Blood Pressure Medicine: How Others Decided
Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to take blood pressure pills.
Taking Blood Pressure at Home
Learn how to use a home blood pressure monitor.
Taking Care of Pinkeye at Home
Learn ways to ease the discomfort of pinkeye and keep the infection from spreading.
Taking Care of Stitches
Learn how to care for your stitches to help them heal properly.
Taking Care of a Cast or Splint
Learn how to take care of your cast or splint at home.
Taking Medicine to Stop a Migraine
Learn how taking medicine at the first sign of a migraine can help manage headache pain.
Taking Statins: How Others Decided
Hear why some people choose medicine and why others try to change their habits first.
Taking Warfarin Safely
Learn what you can do to be safe when you're taking warfarin.
Teaching Your Child to Use an Inhaler With a Spacer
Learn how your child should use an inhaler with a spacer.
Teaching Your Child to Use an Inhaler Without a Spacer
Learn how your child should use an inhaler without a spacer.
Teenagers: Feeling Different Because of Asthma
Learn how expressing your negative feelings about asthma will help you feel better.
Teens and Healthy Eating: What Gets in Your Way?
Hear how other teens got past the things that kept them from healthier eating.
Teens: Get Moving!
See how other teens have gotten more active and had fun too.
Teens: Overweight? You're in Charge
Hear how one teen got motivated to take charge of his weight and eating habits.
Teens: Who Do You See in the Mirror?
Learn what body image is and how to feel better about the way you look.
Testing for Asthma in Children
Learn about asthma tests for children.
Tests for Low Back Pain
Learn why X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs may not find the cause of your low back pain.
The Effects of High Blood Pressure
Learn how high blood pressure that isn't treated can cause serious health problems.
The Pain-Mood Connection
Learn how negative and positive thoughts affect the way you experience pain.
Thyroid Blood Test: Understanding the Test
Learn what a thyroid blood test checks for, why you may need one, and what the results mean.
Thyroid Scan: Understanding the Test
Learn what happens before and during a thyroid scan and what the test looks for.
Tips for Finding a Therapist
Learn how you can find the right professional to meet your needs.
Learn what a tracheostomy is and how it is done.
Tracheostomy: Returning Home
Learn how to take care of yourself at home after a tracheostomy.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Learn what transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is and how it is done.
Treatment for Depression
Get a brief introduction to the ways depression can be treated.
Learn what a tubal ligation is and how it's done.
Tubal Ligation: Returning Home
Learn how to take care of yourself at home after a tubal ligation.
Tubes for Ear Infections
Learn how temporary ear tubes help treat ear infections.
Type 2 Diabetes
Learn what type 2 diabetes is and what it means for you and your life.
Type 2 Diabetes in Children: What Is It?
Find out what type 2 diabetes in children means.
Upper GI Endoscopy
Learn what an upper GI endoscopy is used for and how it's done.
Upper GI Endoscopy for Children
Learn what an upper GI endoscopy for children is used for and how it's done.
Urinary Incontinence: Talk to Your Doctor
Learn more about leaking urine and why you should talk to your doctor about it.
Urinary Tract Infection: Here's Help
Take a minute to learn about a urinary tract infection and what you can do to feel better.
Urine Test: Understanding the Test
Learn what happens during a urine test, why it's done, and what it shows.
Urine Tests for Children
Learn about urine tests for children and how they're done.
Learn how using crutches the right way will help you stay stable and safe while you heal.
Using Oxygen Therapy at Home
Learn how to safely use oxygen in your home.
Using Oxygen When Away From Home
Learn how to take oxygen along when you travel by air, train, or cruise ship.
Using Oxygen: Tips for Cannula and Skin Care
Learn how to take care of your skin and your oxygen nosepiece.
Using a Cane
Learn how to use your cane correctly so you can stay stable and safe.
Using a Dry Powder Inhaler
Learn the right way to use a dry powder inhaler to help control your asthma.
Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler With a Mask Spacer
Learn how to use a mask spacer to give a child an inhaled asthma medicine.
Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler Without a Spacer
Learn the correct way to use an inhaler that doesn't have a spacer.
Using a Rubber Bulb to Clear a Baby's Nose
Learn how to use a rubber bulb to remove mucus from a baby's nose.
Using a Walker
Learn how to use your walker correctly so you can stay stable and safe.
Using an Inhaler and Spacer
Learn the correct way to use a spacer with your inhaler.
VBAC or C-Section: What Birth Experience Feels Right for You?
Explore the different options for giving birth after a cesarean section to find what's right for you.
VBAC: Choosing a Hospital
Learn what questions to ask when choosing a hospital to have a vaginal birth after a cesarean section.
VBAC: Safe Labor After a Cesarean
Learn how your medical team makes vaginal birth after a cesarean section as safe as possible.
VBAC: Why Alex Chose a Vaginal Birth
Hear Alex's story and why she chose to have a vaginal birth after a past cesarean section.
VBAC: Why Rachel Chose a Cesarean Birth
Hear Rachel's story about why she chose to have a cesarean birth instead of a VBAC.
Vaginal Yeast Infection: Here's Help
Take a minute to find out what a vaginal yeast infection is and how to treat it.
Vertigo: Head Movements That Help
Learn simple head movements to help with vertigo and balance problems.
Vertigo: The Epley Maneuver
Learn how the Epley maneuver can help you get rid of your vertigo.
Vision Problems: Aids to Help You Cope
Learn about vision aids that can make life easier and safer.
Vision Problems: Making Your Home Safer
Learn how to use lighting and contrast to make your home safer.
Warfarin: Why Taking It Is Worth It
Learn why you need to keep taking warfarin and how to get help so you can keep taking it.
Weight and Your Mind
Learn how your thoughts can contribute to weight gain.
Weight-Loss Surgery: How Others Decided
Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have weight-loss surgery.
Well-Baby Visits to the Doctor
Find out what happens at well-baby visits, how they help you, and why they're important.
What Are Opioids?
Prescribed an opioid? Get the facts so you can safely manage your pain.
What Difference Could the Flu Shot Make?
Find out the important things that happen for you and others when you get the flu vaccine.
What Is Atrial Fibrillation?
Find out what atrial fibrillation is and how it's treated.
What Is Chemotherapy?
Learn what to expect when getting chemotherapy.
What Is Clot-Busting (Thrombolytic) Treatment?
Learn how clot-busting medicines are used for emergencies like stroke and heart attack.
What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
Learn what can cause a DVT, why it's so dangerous, and what the symptoms are.
What Is Mindfulness?
Learn what mindfulness is and how it can help reduce stress.
What Is Radiation Therapy?
Learn what to expect when getting radiation therapy.
What Is Sepsis?
Find out what sepsis is, how it happens, and how it's treated at the hospital.
What Is a Hospital Patient Advocate?
Learn what a hospital patient advocate is and what problems an advocate can help with.
What Is a Sleep Study?
Learn what sleep studies are and why they're done.
What Is a Stroke?
Learn what a stroke is and what problems it can cause.
What Is a TIA?
Learn about transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and what the risks are when you have one.
What Is a Vitamin K Diet?
Find out how to eat a consistent amount of vitamin K so your warfarin (Coumadin) medicine will work the way it should.
What Platelets Do
Learn what important blood cells called platelets do.
Why Are Blood Tests Needed With Some Medicines?
Find out which types of medicines require a regular blood test and why.
Why Beta-Blockers Are Important After a Heart Attack
See how beta-blocker medicines work in your body and can help prevent another heart attack.
Why Children Don't Need Antibiotics for Colds or Flu
Learn why antibiotics shouldn't be prescribed to children who have a cold or flu.
Why Get Screened for Glaucoma?
Learn why getting a glaucoma test is important.
Why Get Your Child Immunized?
Learn how immunizations protect your child, your family, and your community.
Why Get Your Older Child or Teen Immunized?
Learn how immunizations protect your child, your family, and your community.
Why Get a Chlamydia Test?
Learn why getting a chlamydia test is important.
Why You Don't Need Antibiotics for Bronchitis
Learn why you probably don't need an antibiotic when you have acute bronchitis.
Work Closely With Your Doctor
Get ideas on how to work with your doctor to make the most of your visits.
Your Baby's Pyloric Stenosis Repair: Before Surgery
Find out what to expect when your baby has surgery to repair pyloric stenosis.
Your Baby's Pyloric Stenosis Repair: Returning Home
Find out what you can do at home to care for your child after a pyloric stenosis repair.
Your Child's Cochlear Implant: Before Surgery
Find out what cochlear implant surgery is and how to prepare for it.
Your Child's Cochlear Implant: Returning Home
Find out what you can do at home to care for your child after a cochlear implant.
Your Child's Hernia Repair: Before Surgery
Find out what to expect when your child has surgery to repair a hernia.
Your Child's Hernia Repair: Returning Home
Find out what you can do at home to care for your child after a hernia repair.
Your Child's Orchiopexy: Before Surgery
Find out what orchiopexy surgery is and how to prepare your child for it.
Your Child's Orchiopexy: Returning Home
Find out what you can do at home to care for your child after orchiopexy surgery.
Your Child's Skin Graft: Before Surgery
Learn what skin graft surgery is and how to prepare your child for it.
Your Child's Skin Graft: Returning Home
Learn what you can do at home to care for your child after a skin graft.
Your Child's Tonsillectomy: Before Surgery
Find out what to expect when your child has a tonsillectomy.
Your Child's Tonsillectomy: Returning Home
Find out what you can do at home to care for your child after a tonsillectomy.
Your Child's Wound Debridement: Before Surgery
Learn what wound debridement surgery is and how to prepare your child for it.
Your Child's Wound Debridement: Returning Home
Learn what you can do at home to care for your child after wound debridement surgery.
Your Corticosteroid Inhaler: Making It Easier to Breathe
Learn why you need to keep using your corticosteroid inhaler and how to make it easier to use.
Your Hospital Stay: Going Home
Learn how your discharge plan can help you feel more confident about leaving the hospital.
Your Hospital Stay: Moving to Another Care Facility
Learn how your discharge plan can help you feel more confident about moving to a care facility.