Health News

Flu Activity Is High Across the US
Across the United States, flu activity is high. And it's expected to continue for weeks.
Medicines and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time.
Tips to Prevent the Common Cold
Cold and flu season has arrived, but that doesn't have to mean you or your family will get sick. Outsmart germs with these simple strategies.
Folic Acid and Pregnancy
Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects called neural tube defects (NTDs). But how much folic acid are you supposed to get?
Fireworks: Celebrate Safely
As you prepare to ring in the new year, you need to know a few things about fireworks and how to keep your family safe.
Essential Oils and Your Health
Essential oils have gained popularity in the past few years and continue to do so. However, if used incorrectly, they may pose harm, especially in children.
Meningococcal Disease and Your Teen
Teens and young adults face an increased risk for meningococcal disease. Here's everything you need to know about meningococcal disease.
Common Acne Medication Now Available as a Foam
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first topical form of the acne treatment minocycline.
Halloween Eye Safety
Halloween is all about fun — complete with cool costumes, mountains of candy, haunted houses and trick-or-treating. So don't let potential eye dangers get in the way of all the Halloween thrills.
Head Injuries: More Than Concussions
Concussions have been linked to long-term brain damage, but a new study found that smaller impacts to the head may also lead to harm over time.