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Heart Attack Differences in Women and Men
Everyone knows that men and women have some differences. But did you know that those differences may extend all the way to health problems like heart attacks?
Sleep Aids: Understanding Your Options
When you can't sleep, it's difficult to get through each day. Fortunately, many over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids are safe and effective. But with so many options in the pharmacy, how do you find the one that's right for you?
Common Cold Treatments
When you get a cold, you may find yourself rushing to your local pharmacy or grocery store to get some medications to treat it. Keep reading to see what you can do to get better faster.
Probiotics 101
You've heard about the importance of having a "healthy gut." You might've even heard about probiotics. But what is the real story on these so-called "healthy" bacteria?
Do You Tell Your Doctor the Truth?
If you don't give an honest answer when your doctor asks you how much you exercise, you're not alone. Many people don't tell the truth to their doctors, according to a new study.
How Statins Save Lives
The health benefits of statins "greatly outweigh the risks," according to a new study. So what's the story with these cholesterol-lowering drugs?
Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much?
Do you find yourself drinking several cups of joe each day? How much caffeine is too much?
Shy Away from Slime
Slime toys are very popular among younger kids. But did you know that this sticky, gooey toy can be hazardous for your little one?
Safe Toys for the Holidays
On the first day of Christmas, my mommy gave to me … three non-choking-hazard toys, two BPA-free figures and a stuffed animal without removable parts. How safe are the toys under your tree this year?
New Presents from the FDA
It's the holiday season, and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a gift for all of us. Keep reading to see what the FDA has in its bag of goodies for us this holiday season.