Kids

You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed with help from your family, your friends and your health care team.

Heart

Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it.

Quiz

Infections of the middle ear, called otitis media, seem to be a common badge of childhood. Seventy-five percent of children experience at least one episode of otitis media by their birthday. How much do you know about this illness?

Health Tip

Belts for the Back

Many workers who need to lift heavy objects on the job wear back belts -- also called back supports or abdominal belts. But the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) does not recommend using a back belt to prevent injuries, because studies have not confirmed that these belts do, in fact, work. Instead of relying on a back belt to prevent injury, NIOSH says, workers should learn proper techniques for safe lifting.