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10 Things that Can Make a Big Difference in Your Relationship
10 Things that can make a big difference in your relationship

A strong, supportive relationship is built on a couple’s words and actions. With work, children and other responsibilities, sometimes it is easy to take your spouse or partner for granted or forget to...

10 ways to become more resilient

How good are you at coping with adversity? Somehow, life always finds a way to present you with challenges that you didn’t see coming.

Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger

Briefly discusses possible causes of abdominal pain in children 11 and younger, including stomach flu, urinary tract infection, constipation, and appendicitis. Offers interactive tool to help decide w...

Activities for helping children deal with divorce

Going through the process of divorce is a challenging life transition for both parents and children. During their parents’ divorce, children often feel a wide variety of conflicting emotions.

ADHD in Children

When a child has trouble finishing something, gets distracted from a task, can’t sit still or acts without thinking, parents and teachers often correctly perceive it as part of being a kid.

After a Hospital Stay: Managing Appointments

Get tips for how to keep track of and prepare for your follow-up doctor appointments.

Anxiety: a common problem of our time

Anxiety is a powerful feeling of fear or dread. People who suffer anxiety often feel like they have lost control over their lives.

Best practices for patient-provider communications

As a caregiver it’s important to understand your loved one’s condition and know their benefits and coverage options. This is easier said than done.

Birth Control Hormones: The Implant

The implant is used to prevent pregnancy. It's a thin rod about the size of a matchstick that is inserted under the skin (subdermal) on the inside of your arm. The implant releases the hormone progest...

Birth Control Hormones: The Mini-Pill

Mini-pills are used to prevent pregnancy. They release a regular dose of a hormone called progestin. They are different from regular combination birth control pills. Those contain progestin and anothe...

Birth Control Hormones: The Patch

The patch is used to prevent pregnancy. It looks like a bandage. You put it on the skin of your belly, rear end (buttocks), upper arm, or upper body (but not on a breast). The patch releases a regular...

Birth Control Hormones: The Pill

Combination pills are used to prevent pregnancy. Most people call them "the pill." Combination pills release a regular dose of two hormones, estrogen and progestin. They prevent pregnancy in a few way...

Birth Control Hormones: The Ring

The ring is used to prevent pregnancy. It's a soft plastic ring that you put into your vagina. It's also called the vaginal ring. The ring releases a regular dose of the hormones estrogen and progesti...

Birth Control Hormones: The Shot

The shot is used to prevent pregnancy. You get the shot in your upper arm or rear end (buttocks). The shot gives you a dose of the hormone progestin. The shot is often called by its brand name, Depo-P...

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.

Caregiving: Adult Underwear for Incontinence

Adult protective underwear may be helpful for a person who has incontinence. A person who has incontinence has trouble controlling urine or stool. This underwear helps absorb urine and catch stool. Th...

Caregiving: How to Give a Bed Bath

Bathing your loved one regularly is an important way to help keep their skin healthy. It can help prevent infections and it's a good time to check for sores or rashes. Bathing also helps your loved on...

Caregiving: How to Help With a Shower

A shower helps the person you're caring for feel clean and fresh. It's also a good time to check their skin for sores or rashes. It's a good idea for the person to have a shower at least once a week, ...

Caregiving: How to Help With a Sink Bath

A sink bath, or basin bath, helps the person you're caring for to stay clean and fresh in between showers. It can be a good choice when your loved one is too tired for a shower or can't move around or...

Caregiving: Reducing Germs and Infection in the Home

Germs and infection can spread easily in the home. This may happen when items around the house become soiled or when you come into contact with body fluids, such as blood or urine. A person's cough or...

Caregiving: Skin Care for Immobile Adults

As we get older, our skin gets thinner and drier, so it is easier to damage. The chance of skin damage is higher for people who can't move much, or who spend most of their time in bed or in a wheelcha...

Caregiving: Using Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves are gloves that you use one time and then throw away. They can protect your health and the health of the person you're caring for. They help keep germs and infection from spreading t...

Caregiving: Washing Soiled Clothes and Linens

Keeping clothes and bed linens clean can take time, but it's worth the effort. It can help the person you're caring for stay healthy and feel clean. Clothes and bed linens become soiled when they come...

Caring for the caregiver

Caring for a loved one is one of life’s highest honors. According to a study at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, most caregivers say they developed a better relationship with the person they...

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 Procedures: Stroke Prevention

Explore your treatment options for stroke prevention when you have a narrowed carotid artery.

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.

Children and grief from a developmental perspective
Children and grief from a developmental perspective

In the past, children were thought to be miniature adults and were expected to behave as adults. It is now understood that there are differences in the ways in which children and adults mourn.

Children with special needs

It's likely your search for quality child care may be challenging under the best of circumstances, but if you have children with special needs, the difficulty increases substantially.

Cholesterol Numbers: What They Mean for Your Health

Learn what your cholesterol numbers mean for your health.

Dealing with the death of a co-worker

The death of a co-worker can be devastating, especially if it is unexpected. Emotions can range from denial and shock to disbelief and fear. Read these helpful tips to cope during this difficult time.

Death of a parent

When a child's parent has died, it feels like the worst possible thing that could happen has happened. Shock, disbelief, anger, sadness and guilt are just a few of the things she may be feeling, and w...

Eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating

An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating.

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.

Ethics at Work

Ethical choices can arise in any situation, at home or on the job. At work, ethical behavior isn't just a good idea. It's also good business, and often it's even the law.

Explaining divorce to children

Children are aware of the emotional climate in their homes, sensing if there is sadness and discontent. Nothing is more distressing to youngsters than a change they do not understand.

Finding and choosing respite care services

Caring for someone you love can bring you closer, teach you to deal with difficult situations and even make you more confident about your abilities.

Five ways to be a better advocate for special needs child

If your child has a disability, then chances are your most heartfelt desire is to be the best advocate you can for that child.

Gain balance through mindfulness

The rigors of our many workday hours and daily commutes, plus responsibilities at home, can often feel overwhelming. Stress from multiple directions usually makes life seem unbalanced.

Handling Your Job Loss

While some people may see a job loss as a challenge which opens up new opportunities, most associate job loss with strong negative emotions.

Healing after suicide

Many people who die by suicide leave loved ones behind who suffer from a range of painful emotions.

Healthy Eating: Getting Back on Track

Get help staying on track with your healthy eating goal.

Healthy Eating: What Will Make It Work for You?

Get inspired to make some healthy changes to the way you eat.

Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

No relationship is perfect, but a healthy relationship should bring more happiness than stress into your life. Based on mutual trust, respect, and honesty, a healthy relationship can boost mental and ...

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 Health: Finding Support for Healthy Changes

Hear how one woman found the support she needed to make heart-healthy choices.