What is migraine? Migraine is a type of headache characterized by recurrent attacks of moderate to severe throbbing and pulsating pain on one side of the head. The pain is caused by the activation of nerve fibers within the wall of brain blood vessels traveling inside the meninges (three layers of membranes protecting the brain […]

Creating and Storing an Emergency Water Supply

Español (Spanish) Print During a water-related emergency or outbreak, safe drinking water may not be available. Prepare for an emergency by creating and storing a supply of water that will meet your family’s needs. Bottled Water Unopened, commercially bottled water is the safest and most reliable source of water in an emergency. If you do […]

Healthy State of Mind to Cope with an Emergency

October 7, 2021 by Blog Administrator October 10 is World Mental Health Day Mental health is as important as physical health to your overall well-being. Taking care of both your physical and mental health will help you protect yourself and your family during an emergency. What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, […]

Heart Health

Posted on February 24, 2023 by ODPHP Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Heart disease has the potential to affect all people. The persistent myth that it is primarily a “men’s disease” simply isn’t true. In fact, heart disease is the […]

10 Practical Skills to Learn Before an Emergency

Personal health preparedness isn’t only about collecting supplies. Level up your emergency preparedness. Learn practical skills you can use to help yourself and others. Here are 10 skills you can learn to prepare for an emergency, in no particular order. How to wash your hands the right way. Washing your hands is one of the […]

Kale: Discover the ‘secret powers’ of this superfood

TOPICS IN THIS POST Nutrition Get Healthy Recipes And Tips Although it may seem like it, kale isn’t a new vegetable. Thomas Jefferson experimented with several varieties of kale at his Monticello estate in the early 1800s. It’s long been popular in northern Europe and now throughout the U.S. Before becoming a popular salad green, […]

Cerebral Aneurysms

ON THIS PAGE What is a cerebral aneurysm? Who is more likely to get a cerebral aneurysm? How are cerebral aneurysms diagnosed and treated? What are the latest updates on cerebral aneurysms? How can I or my loved one improve care for people with cerebral aneurysms? Where can I find more information about cerebral aneurysms? Learn about […]

Learn How To Control Asthma

On This Page What is Asthma? How Can You Tell if You Have Asthma? What Is an Asthma Attack? What Causes an Asthma Attack? How Is Asthma Treated? Select a Language What Is Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults […]

How Football Raises the Risk for Brain Injury

En españolSend us your comments(link sends e-mail) Brain injuries can arise from hits to the head during contact sports like football or soccer. Repeated brain injuries can lead to a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE is a serious issue for American football players. It can lead to dementia later in life and […]

Happy Heart Health Month, Valentine!

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Patti Brennan This week in the United States, along with many other countries around the world, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day celebrations have varied over the centuries, and many of us, myself included, send greetings to those we love — spouses, children, and dear friends — to strengthen […]