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Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.
Healthcare providers who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.
People who feel they're unable to regain control of their lives because of their responses to the trauma may have post-traumatic stress disorder.
For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.
If you are like most people with heart disease, you have several providers who each treat you for a different health issue.
Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease.
Participating in a disease management program gives you the chance to ask questions about exercise, medication, diet, and other treatment options.
People with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than people with healthy gums.
If you have heart failure, you may wonder if physical activity is good for you.
Heart failure makes it hard for oxygen to get into the blood, causing shortness of breath.
Recent studies have found that people who take proton pump inhibitors are significantly more likely to break their hipbone or any other bone.
You and your loved ones will benefit if they understand your condition and how best to help.
Caring for someone you love who is sick or disabled is never easy. When the illness affects your loved one’s state of mind, the demands placed on you can be especially difficult.
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.
Having asthma isn’t easy, and for most kids, neither is being a teen. Here are some common teen issues and suggestions for easing your child’s concerns.
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Over time, HCV can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Most people who have hepatitis C don’t have any symptoms for years. Many don’t know that they are infected until their liver is already damaged.
Hereditary hemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders in the U.S. Itcauses your body to absorb too much iron from the food you eat.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
When you're faced with a highly stressful event in your life, the strategies outlined here will help you cope.
Brushing and flossing your teeth isn't hard to do, and doing both properly can help prevent gum disease and tooth loss.
The stress of illness or injury can cause blood sugar to rise and make insulin less effective. This can lead to serious problems, including diabetic coma. That’s why it’s important to know what to do when illness strikes.
Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the very real risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don't take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.
The less unnecessary stress you put on your joints, the less likely they are to wear out prematurely.
Here are measures you can take to protect yourself from the flu at the office.
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.
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