- By Laurel J. Kelly
Consumer Health: Are your child’s immunizations up to date?
Vaccines: Keep your child's shots on track
Along with new pencils and notebooks, your children or grandchildren may need certain shots before heading back to school. Childhood vaccines offer protection from serious or potentially fatal diseases. But it can be challenging to understand which vaccines your child needs and when. Here's what you need to know to make sure your child's immunizations are up to date.
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Slideshow: Sun damage
August is Summer Sun Safety Month. In addition to learning about the importance of wearing sunscreen and protective clothing, it's important to know the signs of sun damage. This slideshow includes images of several conditions caused by sun damage — some of which can progress to skin cancer
Do detox diets work?
There are many detox diets and the specifics vary. But, typically, a period of fasting is followed by a strict diet of raw vegetables, fruit and fruit juices, and water. In addition, some detox diets advocate using herbs and other supplements, along with colon cleansing to empty the intestines. But while these diets are popular — and some people report feeling more focused and energetic during and after — there's little evidence that detox diets eliminate toxins from your body. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, but it's important to deal with it positively. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on your health and relationships. If you're ready to get your anger under control, start by considering these 10 anger management tips.
Lifestyle and home remedies for ingrown toenails
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Causes include wearing shoes that crowd your toenails, cutting your toenails too short or not straight across, and injuring your toenail. Left untreated or undetected, an ingrown toenail can infect the underlying bone and lead to a serious bone infection. Often, though, you can take care of ingrown toenails on your own. Here are some lifestyle and home remedies to treat ingrown toenails.