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

True or false: The most serious effects of lead exposure in children are vomiting and weight loss? Learn the answer by taking the Lead Safety Quiz.

Health Tip

How to Stay in Shape

Don't assume that because you're getting older, you can't benefit from regular exercise. Studies show that, in the long term, older adults in all age groups hurt their health far more by not exercising than by exercising. Four types of exercise are important: endurance (increases your breathing and heart rate); strength (builds your muscles); flexibility (helps keep your body limber); and balance (helps prevent falls). The benefits of exercise and physical activity come from making them a permanent habit. Start with one or two types of exercises that you can manage and that you really can fit into your schedule, then add more as you adjust to ensure that you will stick with them.