The most common prescription medications to cause weight gain include drugs that treat depression, heartburn, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Antibiotics are not necessary for the majority of infections seen in the pediatrician's office.
The basics of implant surgery haven't changed much in decades, but the materials dentists use have improved markedly.
Children with sealants have 50 percent less tooth decay than children without sealants, dental experts say.
A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
Digital technology has spread to the dentist's office. Somewhere between 10 to 30 percent of dentists have forgone film, choosing instead digital X-rays that come with a number of advantages.
How you choose to live out and prepare for the end of your life, are choices that you are able to make, to make this time as meaningful as possible.
Although some complementary and alternative methods have been scientifically proven to promote healing or reduce symptoms, many have not.
The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Heart rate monitors, which monitor your heart rate while you exercise, can help you do that with ease.
Veneers can fix a variety of problems—teeth too short, too far apart, misshapen, or damaged. But the most common reason for veneers is discoloration.
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
One in eight U.S. babies is preterm, says the Institute of Medicine. That's a rise of 30 percent in recent decades.
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?
Whatever the reason for needing a new primary care physician, these suggestions can help you find the right doctor.
Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.
Elective surgeries are operations done when there's no hurry. But just because these surgeries are optional doesn’t mean they aren't serious.
To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions.
Dentists use a lot of terms to describe problems and procedures. Here is a look at some of them.
These tips will help you reduce your risk of being ripped off and putting your health in danger.
Patient advocates fulfill many roles, even, in some cases, staying with hospitalized patients around the clock to help guard against medical errors.
Whether you take prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicine or both, there are important guidelines to follow to get the most from them.
It’s important to ask your provider questions during your visit to make sure you understand your condition and what your treatment involves.
In recent years, researchers have discovered new and better ways to detect and treat breast cancer—and to keep it from coming back.
Influenza, with its fever, aches, fatigue and threat of complications, seems a uniquely human illness. But the flu, caused by a virus, can infect animals and birds, as well.
The benefits of being an active medical consumer include better health, more effective health care, and lower health costs.
Here are common problems you may run into as a health care consumer, with tips for wise responses.
People who are actively involved in their medical care stay healthier, recover quicker when they're ill and live longer, healthier lives.
Hospitalizations account for more than half of all health care costs, so avoiding surgery is one of the best ways to reduce your medical expenses.