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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Children with untreated cavities and poor oral health miss more school, and receive lower grades, than classmates whose mouths and teeth are healthy.


Get the facts about antibiotics

Antibiotics are meant to treat bacterial infections. Using them for anything else can lead to more dangerous illnesses. Stay safe. Know when it’s the right time to use antibiotics.

Chronic pain and safe pain management

Chronic pain is often treated with opioid pain relievers, which can lead to addiction and overdose. So when taking these medications, be aware of the signs.

Fighting stigma in mental health

It’s not “crazy” or “emotional.” It’s life. Let’s break the pattern.

Preventing America’s leading cause of death

America has a heart condition and needs help. Each year, heart disease is the cause of one out of every four deaths in America. Read how you can take charge of your health and take care of the heart that takes care of you.

What “eating healthy” really means

Exercise and healthy eating are the go-to prescription for weight loss, preventing heart disease and most cancers, and even for good mental health. But what does “eating healthy” really mean? Skip the diet trends and focus on the basics. Here’s your easy guide to healthy foods.


Get fit with LIIT

A work out doesn’t have to be super intense or scary. You can turn any workout into low intensity interval training.

Shedding unhealthy pounds

Today, more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Too much weight can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and more.

Taking care of men’s health

With a few lifestyle changes, men can drastically reduce their risk of experiencing several life threatening conditions.

Sneaky sugar

Even healthy foods have a surprising amount of sugar.

Your prescription for making informed decisions at the pharmacy

Who doesn’t want to get a good deal? It doesn't matter if you're shopping for a car or grabbing groceries. Getting the best value matters. The same is true when buying prescription drugs.

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