Menu Curve Left Menu Curve Right
A-A+ Home | Print | Email | Add This | Adjust text size

Health Library

Our comprehensive Health Library provides patient-friendly health information including 12,000 pages of medical content, interactive tools, wizards, animated procedures and more.

Health Encyclopedia -Search by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Today in Health News

60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC

More women rely on menu's health info than men

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: Laparoscopy Podcast
Quiz: Growth Plate Quiz
Risk Assesment: Depression Risk Assessment
Video: Hip Arthritis and Replacement

Health Tip of the Day

Treatment for a Nosebleed

The best way to deal with a nosebleed is to sit down and lean slightly forward. Don't lie down because keeping your head above your heart will make your nose bleed less, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Leaning forward will allow the blood to drain out of your nose instead of down the back of your throat. Use your thumb and index finger to squeeze together the soft portion of your nose. Don't let go for at least 5 minutes. If it's still bleeding, hold it again for 10 minutes straight.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

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.

Your Family

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