Nothing is as important as your family's health. MedicAlert Foundation is happy to provide resources about conditions that may affect the well being of your loved ones. Please use these articles as an informational resources, and always consult your physician with concerns about your family's health.
A healthy child is a happy child, learn about conditions, allergies, and safety concerns that may affect your little one.
Learn about the various stages of a women's life, and what comes with each one. From adolescence to menopause and living well.
There are a variety of health issues impacting men. Learn about heart disease and stroke, prostate health, conditions of concern to men, and obesity.
Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. Yet, it is also a time of concern for health and wellness as the body ages.
Learn about the process of becoming pregnant to planning ahead once pregnancy has occurred, and how to prepare for your newborn.
Even if you've tried to quit smoking and failed, there are still good reasons to keep on trying. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists some immediate and long-term health benefits when you quit:
Twenty minutes after quitting your heart rate drops.
Twelve hours after quitting the level of carbon monoxide in your blood returns to normal.
Two weeks to three months after quitting your risk for heart disease drops and your lung function begins to improve.
One to nine months after quitting coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
One year after quitting your risk for coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.
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