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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.

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.

aducanumab

Aducanumab is used to treat people with Alzheimer's disease. Aducanumab may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Adult Immunization Schedule

After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedule for adults. You can view it online at www.cd...

anifrolumab

Anifrolumab is used to treat moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in adults who already receive standard treatment for SLE. Anifrolumab may also be used for purposes not listed in thi...

Antihistamines for Morning Sickness

Certain antihistamines such as dimenhydrinate or doxylamine, taken as your doctor advises, may relieve morning sickness. Doxylamine (Unisom SleepTabs) is available over-the-counter. If one of these an...

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.

atogepant

Atogepant is used to prevent migraine headache episodes in adults. Atogepant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

avalglucosidase alfa

Avalglucosidase alfa helps replace an enzyme that is missing in people with a genetic disorder called late-onset Pompe disease, (also called GAA deficiency) in children at least 1 year old. Avalglucos...

belumosudil

Belumosudil is used to treat chronic graft-versus-host disease after other at least two other treatments did not work. Belumosudil is for use in adults and children at least 12 years old. Belumosudil ...

belzutifan

Belzutifan is used in people with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL), a rare genetic condition that can cause tumors to develop in certain organs of the body. Belzutifan is for use in adults with VHL who...

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.

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...

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.

Choosing a Nursing Home

When considering moving into a nursing home, also called a resident care facility, you can take steps to make sure you select the place that best meets your needs. Visit several nursing homes with you...

clascoterone topical

Clascoterone topical is used to treat acne vulgaris in people who are at least 12 years old. Clascoterone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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.

Educational Rights for Children With Disabilities

The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) of 1975 is a federal law. It is also known as Public Law 94–142. It requires public schools to provide appropriate educational services for all c...

Electrolyte Panel

An electrolyte panel is a blood test that measures the levels of electrolytes and carbon dioxide in your blood. Electrolytes are minerals, such as sodium and potassium, that are found in the body. The...

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.

finerenone

Finerenone is used in adults with chronic kidney disease related to diabetes mellitus type 2, to reduce the risk of: kidney problems getting worse; a heart attack; needing to be hospitalized for heart...

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 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 ...

Heart Failure: Disease Management Programs

Many hospitals and insurers have developed disease management (DM) programs to educate people who have heart failure about their disease. Disease management includes a broad range of health services, ...

Helping children cope with death

Sadness, fear, anger and confusion. The death of a loved one brings a whole range of feelings. Children may have many of the same feelings as adults. Yet, their understanding of death is different.

Helping children learn resilience

One of the most common wishes parents have is that their children will learn the coping skills necessary to take care of themselves amidst the many storms that will confront them in life.

How to become mindful—and enjoy life more

In a fast-paced world, our minds are pretty good at keeping up. We multitask. We rush to meet deadlines. We rapidly process complex information.

How to cope with anxiety

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States and they are highly treatable.

How to enhance your resilience

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get too comfortable. Now more than ever, things change at a dizzying pace. Having or developing resilience doesn’t mean your problems will go away, but it does mean that yo...

How to help someone who may be suicidal

Many people who attempt suicide don’t really want to end their lives, but see no other way to escape their pain.

Immunization Schedules

After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedules: Childhood Immunization Schedule: Ages 0 to...

Improving your memory: an overview

So many ways to forget! We forget names and faces; appointments and anniversaries; where we left the car keys; what we read; what we said; what we were doing before we were interrupted.

Infant Formulas

Infant formula is a nutritional product that is made from processed cow's milk or soybean products. Special processing makes cow's-milk formula more digestible and less likely to cause an allergic rea...

Interactive Tool: Do You Have a Drinking Problem?

Offers interactive tool to help you find out if you may have an alcohol problem. Calculates how many signs of a drinking problem you have. Suggests if you are at low, medium, or high risk for an alcoh...

Interactive Tool: How Many Calories Did You Burn?

Helps you calculate the number of calories burned during exercise and daily activities like walking. Explains that you don't have to "work out" to be active. Covers building more physical activity int...

Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level?

Interactive tool gauges your stress level based on the number of life changes you have had recently. Discusses what your score means from low to high stress. Includes next steps and links to more info...

Interactive Tool: Which Health Screenings Do You Need?

Interactive tool guides you through questions to determine what health screenings you might need to prevent or diagnose diseases. Provides links to more extensive info on early disease detection and i...

Learning to relax

We gauge how much stress we’re under by the amount of physical and emotional tension we feel.

maralixibat

Maralixibat is used to treat itching due to liver problems in people with a genetic condition called Alagille syndrome. People with this condition do not have enough ducts to drain a fluid called bile...

Marvin's Story: Coping After the Hurricane

The hurricane still haunts Marvin. He and his wife, daughter, and four grandkids huddled on a neighbor's roof as floodwaters from the storm surges swirled around them. Lashed by wind and debris, they ...