Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics can save lives. Used inappropriately, however, they may cause more harm than good.

Antibiotics: Not a magic bullet

Buying prescription drugs online

Ordering prescription drugs online can save you time and sometimes even money — but be careful.

Buying prescription drugs online?

CAM basics

Complementary and alternative medicine encompasses many different therapies. Get the basics here.

CAM claims

Complementary and alternative medicine is becoming mainstream, but it's not risk-free. Use these tips to make sure the treatment you choose is safe and effective.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials offer you a chance to try new treatments. Should you participate in a clinical trial? Learn more about how clinical trials work.

Considering a complementary treatment?

Cosmetic surgery

Considering cosmetic surgery? Here's help deciding whether surgery is right for you.

Had an eye exam lately?

Health exchanges

Health insurance exchanges are big news, but what are they and how do they work?

Health savings accounts

You're considering a health savings account and a high-deductible health plan, but how do you know if this is the right option for you?

Herbal supplement interactions

Many herbal supplements interact with medications for cardiovascular disease. Some of these interactions can be life-threatening.

Herbal supplements: Caution ahead

Living wills

Living wills and other advance directive describe your preferences for end-of-life care. These documents speak for you when you're not able to speak for yourself.


Stressed out? Muscles ache? A massage might be what you need. But get the facts first.

Medication errors

When used properly, medications can be lifesavers. But when they're misused, it can mean disaster. Stay safe with these simple tips.

Mindfulness exercises

What can mindfulness exercises do for you? Get the facts.

Natural treatments: Can you spot a fraud?

Organ donation myths

Urban legends and misinformation surround organ donation. Separate the fact from fiction.

Palliative care

If you or a loved one has a serious illness, palliative care might be an option. Understand the benefits of palliative care.

Pet therapy

Therapy animals can provide comfort during illness and help speed recovery.


Before giving you a prescription, your doctor orders a test to see how you're likely to respond. Science fiction? No. Pharmacogenomics.

Rx check: Do you know what you're taking?

Rx check: Know what you're taking

Tai chi

With gentle movements and focused breathing, tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. See if it's right for you.

Taking meds? Hold the grapefruit juice


Want to be a savvy health care consumer? See how technology can help you better manage your health.

Web savvy: Choose health sites with care

What's your antibiotics IQ?

Apr. 08, 2014