Rotator Cuff Injuries

Summary What is a rotator cuff? Your rotator cuff is part of your shoulder joint. It’s a group of muscles and tendons that holds the top part of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. The rotator cuff keeps your shoulder stable when you move your arm in any direction. What are rotator […]

10 Dangerous Food Safety Mistakes

Español (Spanish) | Kreyòl (Creole) We all want to keep our families safe and healthy. But sometimes a simple mistake in how we handle and prepare food can lead to serious sickness. With some germs like Salmonella, just a small amount in undercooked food is enough to cause food poisoning. And just a tiny taste […]

Preventing Childhood Obesity: 4 Things Families Can Do

Childhood obesity is a complex disease with many contributing factors, including genetics, eating patterns, physical activity levels, and sleep routines. Conditions where we live, learn, work, and play can make healthy eating and getting enough physical activity difficult if these conditions do not support health. About 1 in 5 American children has obesity. Compared to […]

Mind and Body Approaches for Stress and Anxiety: What the Science Says

April 2020 Clinical Guidelines, Scientific Literature, Info for Patients: Mind and Body Approaches for Stress and Anxiety Relaxation Techniques Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a variety of stress-related health conditions, including anxiety associated with ongoing health problems and in those who are having medical procedures. Evidence suggests that relaxation techniques may also provide […]

Give Your Kids a Healthy Body and Mind This Summer

Español (Spanish) Learn ways you can support your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Helping our children have healthy bodies and minds is more important than ever. Parents can support their children’s physical and emotional well-being by giving them opportunities to: Handle stress well through physical activity and healthy thinking. Relate to others by encouraging social […]

Prostate Problems

Stan’s story Stan just found out that a friend has prostate cancer. Many men he knows have prostate problems. He’s worried that this might happen to him. It’s true that prostate problems are common after age 50. The good news is there are many things you can do. What is the prostate? The prostate is a […]

Symptoms & Causes of Bladder Infection in Adults

What are the symptoms of a bladder infection? Symptoms of a bladder infection may include a burning feeling when you urinate frequent or intense urges to urinate, even when you have little urine to pass Seek care right away If you have symptoms of a bladder infection, see a health care professional right away, especially […]

Treatment for Kidney Stones

How do health care professionals treat kidney stones? Health care professionals usually treat kidney stones based on their size, location, and what type they are. Small kidney stones may pass through your urinary tract without treatment. If you’re able to pass a kidney stone, a health care professional may ask you to catch the kidney […]

Large study reports results comparing two CPR methods used by EMS providers following sudden cardiac arrest

In a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) administered by emergency medical services (EMS) providers following sudden cardiac arrest that combines chest compressions with interruptions for ventilation resulted in longer survival times and shorter hospital stays than CPR that uses continuous chest compressions. Although […]

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Learn what to do if you or someone else is having a stroke. During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that stroke can cause. By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life—maybe even your own. Call 9-1-1 immediately if any […]