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Heart disease is a killer, but you can do plenty to reduce your risk and prolong your life. Research shows that making lifestyle changes can decrease your risk of heart disease and help you control it if you already have it.
The way you respond to a heart attack can make a profound difference in what happens to you in the future.
Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing!
Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, people with fair skin who blush easily may be at the greatest risk for it.
You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.
Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat. But it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target.
With today's world filled with flashing images of MTV, quick news reports, and fast-food restaurants on every corner, are we capable of concentrating as well as we used to?
Asthma can be unpredictable, but it is important to recognize the difference between a minor flare-up and an attack that could be life-threatening.
Technology has given us the automated external defibrillator (AED), which is turning up far from hospitals. Some schools and public buildings already have AEDs.
Detailed information on air pollution and air pollution prevention
Several kinds of medicine are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. Here are some of the main types.
According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Most people with color blindness -- also called color vision deficiency -- can see certain colors. Usually, the difficulty involves distinguishing between shades of red and green.
Muscle cramps -- involuntary muscle contractions -- are common. But even though they can be quite painful, they don't cause damage.
Allergies are problems of the immune system. Most allergic reactions happen when the immune system reacts to a “false alarm.” Normally, the human body defends itself against harmful things, such as viruses or bacteria. But sometimes the defenses violently attack mostly mild things, such as dust, mold, or pollen.
Some treatment programs teach problem drinkers to reduce their drinking. This approach appeals to people who otherwise might not seek treatment.
Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.
Answer this one: What is the most common cause of anemia?
Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.
Detailed information on the use of antibiotics and children
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
Doctors and physical therapists say people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without damaging their joints.
Ascites is a condition in which fluid collects in spaces within your abdomen. They can be painful and keep you from moving around comfortably. Ascites can set the stage for an infection in your abdomen. Fluid may also move into your chest and surround your lungs. This makes it hard to breathe.
Many people think of asthma as a childhood disease, but it often occurs as a new condition in older adults.
College can pose challenges for the student with asthma. New and unfamiliar living quarters, school and social stresses, and other factors can trigger a flare-up.
Research shows that informed, supportive teachers and staff can play a big role in helping students manage their asthma.
You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.
If you think you may have allergies, talk with your health care provider about getting tested.
Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a chronic skin disorder. It commonly affects infants and may last until adulthood. It causes itchy, scaly patches on the skin.
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