illness

  1. Well-being

    5 Commonly misdiagnosed diseases and what they could actually be

    Unfortunately, being diagnosed with one disease when really it’s another is more common than you may think. A new study by BMJ...
  2. Health & Wellness

    The scary truth about antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance has always been a major concern in the healthcare world. Despite our efforts to understand the issue and...
  3. Women's Health

    What you need to know about recent polio and syphilis outbreaks

    Vintage is all the rage these days but we're not just talking about Peter Pan collars and Princess Kate's coat dresses....
  4. Women's Health

    Common health myths you probably believe

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    Misinformation is a huge barrier to optimal health for both individuals and communities. Take your health into your own hands by...
  5. Children's Health

    How to treat tummy troubles

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    When your child isn't feeling well, your first instinct may be to call the doctor. However, mild abdominal pain and other tummy...
  6. Children's Health

    Cold and flu season by the numbers

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    You may think you know all there is to know about cold and flu season, but we're willing to bet these numbers will surprise you!
  7. Diet

    6 Ways to be sick less often in 2014

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    Occasional illnesses are just a fact of life, but you don't need to let germs have their way with you. Keep nasty bugs at bay with...
  8. Celebrity Gossip

    Dustin Hoffman diagnosed, treated for cancer

    Dustin Hoffman has been going through a very personal struggle, and announced to the world he has been treated for cancer.
  9. Super Moms Guide

    Mom faces genetic duplication in herself, kids

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    Ashley faced unique circumstances when her third child became ill and doctors didn’t know why. Now that she has his diagnosis...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Mom story: I'm fighting for both my sons to live

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    Jenn McNary, mom of six, started an online campaign to plea for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to quickly approve a...
  11. K-12

    Little hackers: A mom's guide to coughs

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    Is it croup? Is it whooping cough? Is it just a plain old cold? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Use this guide to help narrow down the...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Parenting with a chronic illness

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    If you have a chronic illness, you may have gone through the five stages of grief after a diagnosis: Denial, anger, bargaining,...
  13. Well-being

    5 Surprising ways to avoid getting sick

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    Staying well is easier than you think. Try these uncommon ways to avoid getting sick, and don’t forget to tell your friends,...
  14. Tips & Advice

    This mom fought for her baby’s diagnosis

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    Katie’s baby, Jack, was a welcome addition to their family, but medical issues cropped up right away. Many doctors, hospital...
  15. Quick & Easy Recipes

    How to prevent foodborne illnesses

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    Every year, an estimated 48 million people in the U.S. experience a foodborne illness. Fortunately, with good kitchen practices, you...
  16. Tips & Advice

    Mom story: I left Hollywood to help sick kids

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    After realizing that she wanted to help families with critically ill children, Paula DuPre’ Pesmen, 50, quit her job as an associate...
  17. Tips & Advice

    Mom story: I endured the greatest loss

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    In January 2009, Rachel Reynolds’ 3-year-old daughter, Charlotte, began complaining of headaches. Rachel, 36, and her husband Roger,...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Staying positive during tough times: Monica Abington

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    Single mother Monica Abington was a busy entrepreneur running a successful lawn-care franchise and raising her four children when...
  19. Food & Recipes

    Heading to Vegas? Watch out for the water!

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    While a good rule of thumb for a fun Vegas trip is to stay hydrated, you might have reason to avoid tap water. Well, at least...