Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process.
Don't assume you're safe just because you're inside. The air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.
Infectious mononucleosis is characterized by swollen lymph glands, fever, sore throat, and chronic fatigue.
Insomnia is trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. One in 3 adults has bouts of insomnia.
Many people with diabetes need to change their treatment plan at some point. There are advantages to this. For example, taking insulin can make it easier to manage your blood sugar.
When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. This stage signals the end of a woman's ability to have children.
Bursitis can make simple movements of your shoulder, elbow, hip or knee seem monumental.
Knowing whether your infection is caused by a virus or a bacterium makes a difference in how it is treated.
Millions of us struggle with pain and loss of motion because of joint damage caused by arthritis. If other treatments fail to offer relief, you may wonder about turning in your worn-out joints for new ones.
It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.
Most headaches in kids are caused by tension, not disease. Your pediatrician can determine what kind of headache your child has.
You and your health care provider can use information from a peak-flow meter to help stop a flare-up in its tracks.
Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives. Instead of looking on their diagnoses as sentences to be invalids, they have used them as catalysts to make positive changes in their lives.
Detailed anatomical description of human liver, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations
You have a number of tools at your disposal for better managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and living a healthy, enjoyable life.
Everyone has experienced low back pain at one time or another. Most people can recover from low back pain with home treatment such as activity modification, weight loss, quitting smoking and other steps. Sometimes medication or surgery is needed.
Low-vision devices are categorized as either optical or nonoptical. Optical devices are magnifying lenses or closed circuit TV. Nonoptical devices are large-print books and talking computers.
Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.
Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help.
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.
Metabolic syndrome is marked by higher levels of glucose in the blood. That's also a sign of pre-diabetes.
Regular soft drinks contain sugar—empty calories in your diet. Sugary drinks also raise insulin levels, which causes you to put on more deep fat.
To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups.
Control your blood pressure, keep your cholesterol in check, and take your medicine as prescribed.
A key way to reduce the effects of metabolic syndrome is to lower high blood pressure. Reducing the amount of sodium and salt in your diet is a great start.
Auras may include visual disturbances (jagged lines with bright spots or flashes); temporary, partial vision loss; numbness; and tingling sensations.
For some people, taking medication every day can help prevent migraines and make them less painful when they occur.
Warm weather may have an impact on your MS symptoms. These tips can help.