Healthy Bones Matter

What you know about your bones Bones support your body and allow you to move. They protect your brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Bone is a living, growing tissue. It is made mostly of two materials: collagen (KOL-uh-juhn), a protein that provides a soft framework, and calcium (KAL-see-uhm), a mineral that adds strength […]

Sore Throat

Español: Dolor de garganta Print Is it painful to swallow?  Or is your throat scratchy? A virus may be causing your sore throat. Most sore throats, except for strep throat, do not need antibiotics. Causes Causes of sore throat include: Viruses, like those that cause colds or flu The bacteria group A strep, which causes […]

Sports Injuries

Print Download PDF Overview, Symptoms, & Causes Diagnosis, Treatment, & Steps To Take More Info Overview of Sports Injuries The term “sports injury” refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise, but they are not limited to athletes. Factory workers get tennis elbow, painters get shoulder injuries, and gardeners develop […]

Facts About Falls

Print Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, 1 but less than half tell their doctor.2 Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.3 Falls Are Serious and Costly One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as […]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Extreme Heat

Español (Spanish) | Print What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat? People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough. In such cases, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high […]

Heart Attack Symptoms

Español Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden and crushing chest pain that comes when the blood flow to heart gets blocked. Heart attack symptoms can start slowly and can be mild or more serious and sudden. Symptoms also may come and go over several hours. The symptoms of a heart attack can be […]

Outdoor Play and Safety for Children in ECE

Print Being active and playing outdoors are an important part of childhood. Playing outside can have many benefits for children’s healthy development and can help them develop healthy bodies and healthy minds. Outdoor time provides opportunities for children in early care and education (ECE) programs to enjoy the outdoors, but spending time outside can also […]

When it’s kids versus trampolines, kids often lose

Oct. 20, 2022 More than 800,000 children sustained trampoline injuries in the U.S. between 2009 and 2018, most of whom were under the age of 16, according to a 2022 report using a national database and published in Pediatric Emergency Care. Most of these injuries occurred at the children’s own homes. Of these injuries, 34% […]

Men’s Health: Lifestyle Tips for Men Over Age 50

OVERVIEW What are the top healthy lifestyle guidelines for men age 50 and over? The most important guidelines for a healthy lifestyle after age 50 are the same for men and women at any age: Eat a healthy diet. Stay at a healthy weight. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Be physically active. Don’t […]

Older Adults Fall Prevention

Print Falls—and the injuries and deaths they cause—are increasing, but falls can be prevented. Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. However, falls don’t have to be inevitable as you age. You can reduce your chance of falling or help a loved one prevent […]