Health Library

  • How HIV and Other STIs Are Related

    Many relationships are complicated, but the link between HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward: You're more likely to get HIV if you have another STI.

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  • Your Neighborhood Affects Your Child's Lungs

    Asthma affects about 5.5 million children nationwide—but the burden doesn't fall equally. One study found that kids in neighborhoods with more crime and lower education levels had greater odds of going to the hospital with an asthma-related problem.

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  • Beat the Holiday Blues

    The holidays can be stressful. This time of year may find you feeling lonely, sad, or angry. These feelings are normal, but there are ways to ease them and adopt a more positive outlook.

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Information about COVID-19 continues to evolve. Learn how you can keep you and your family safe as this infectious disease continues to circulate. You'll find details about symptoms, treatment, and prevention, including vaccines.

WELLNESS CENTER
Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Older Adults

Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, often fatal disease of the body's mucus glands. It affects about 30,000 children and young adults in the United States, most of them descendants of people from northern Europe. Find out more about CF by taking this quiz.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Urinary incontinence means that your urine leaks out at times when you are not using the bathroom. This is a common problem for women of all ages. Learn about the risk factors you may have for UI.

      MULTIMEDIA

      When you have type 1 diabetes, your body can’t process blood sugar. Too much sugar in your blood can cause serious health problems. Watch and learn more about type 1 diabetes and how to stay healthy.