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What is Coenzyme Q10?


You may have heard of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Your physician may have even recommended that you take this over-the-counter supplement. But exactly what purpose does it serve?

Acid reflux in adults


Did you know that heartburn and bad breath are related? Having acid reflux once in a while is common. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious and long-lasting form of gastroesophageal reflux that can cause bad breath, nausea, chest pain, problems swallowing, and more serious complications. Read more.

Exploring surgical weight-loss options


Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Some types of bariatric surgeries make your stomach smaller, allowing you to eat and drink less at one time and making you feel full sooner. Other bariatric surgeries also change your small intestine—the part of your body that absorbs calories and nutrients from foods and beverages.

12 ways to have a healthy holiday season


Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays.

Decoding your colon symptoms


Diverticulosis is quite common, especially as people age. Research suggests that about 35 percent of U.S. adults age 50 years or younger have diverticulosis, while about 58 percent of those older than age 60 have diverticulosis. Most people with diverticulosis will never develop symptoms or problems.

Lung cancer screening: questions for the doctor


Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Most people who develop lung cancer (more than 8 in 10) get it from smoking. If you currently smoke, the best way to lower your risk of developing lung cancer is to quit.

Spotlight on vaccines


Getting your child all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your child’s long-term health, as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in your community.

Quit smoking


Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can start to heal. You will feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends.

Preventing bullying


Mental health is important at every age. For kids, that can mean taking steps to prevent bullying. Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying.

Make handwashing a family activity


For kids, washing hands can be a fun and entertaining activity. It is simple enough for even very young children to understand. Handwashing gives children and adults a chance to take an active role in their own health. Once kids learn how to properly wash their hands, they can—and often do—show their parents and siblings and encourage them to wash hands, too.

Safe sports: common sense practices


Sports-related injuries can have a substantial impact on the long-term health of student-athletes. You know that your child should wear safety equipment for the big game. But are you equally vigilant at your child’s practice? If you aren’t, you’re not alone. According to Safe Kids USA, 33 percent of parents take more safety precautions for games, even though 62 percent of organized sports-related injuries happen at practice.

Spotlight on safety: keeping children safe while they play


Playgrounds are important places for children to have fun, explore, and grow. Children learn through play. However, playgrounds can also put children at risk for concussion.