Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
Did you know that high-tech gadgets and networks can connect you with medical resources? Depending on your health needs, technology may be just what the doctor ordered.
The best weapon against prostate cancer is catching it early.
When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help.
For some people, taking medication every day can help prevent migraines and make them less painful when they occur.
Side effects of medications are more common as people age, so it's important to understand how to identify and prevent them.
Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are causing a growing number of infections, both in hospitals and in schools and other community settings.
You'll face new hassles as you sneeze and sniffle. You'll have to ask your pharmacist or a store worker for medications that include pseudoephedrine.
Advances in orthopedic technology are helping broken and fractured bones to heal quicker and more strongly than ever before.
Many forms of emergency treatment take place outside the emergency room, and even many surgeries are performed in locations other than a hospital operating room.
Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but for older adults who may have chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it’s especially challenging.
Get your timing right, and you'll whiz through waiting rooms at doctor's appointments. Your medications will work their best.
By using nicotine replacement therapy to reduce withdrawal symptoms, smokers who try to quit have a better chance of succeeding.
If you have asthma, does your dentist know? This is important for good oral health, especially if you use a corticosteroid inhaler.
Just because a drug is available without a prescription doesn't mean it's safe to take. Take this quiz and learn the ins and outs of OTC medicines.
OTC drugs have information on the bottle or box. Always read this information before using the medicine.
It's easy to forget that OTC remedies are drugs that can cause side effects and affect other medications. That's why it's important to read the dosage instructions, health risks and warnings on the packaging.
Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by improving the symptoms of his or her illness, such as pain, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. It's used with a variety of ailments, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney failure, or congestive heart failure.
Sometimes a pill gets stuck. That tends to happen at the ring of muscles at the top of the esophagus.
You need to understand your options and take time to consider what will help you reach the end of your life with dignity, comfort and a sense of control.
Same-day surgery can take place at a hospital, surgical center or doctor's office. Because of advances in surgery and anesthesia, many surgeries that once required a hospital stay can be safely done as same-day surgery.
Many children of aging parents wait until there's a crisis, and then they're left scrambling for mediocre options.
Plastic surgery is not for every youth. For some procedures, the child must reach milestones in age, growth and physical maturity.
Although many generic drugs are made in other countries, drug makers must adhere to strict manufacturing requirements in order to distribute and sell their products in the United States.
No packaging system is completely safe, so it's important that you check for signs of tampering whenever you buy or use a medicine.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be a frustrating condition to deal with because it doesn’t have an easily identifiable cause. It’s an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system literally attacks your body—in this case, your joints.
Using any herb, vitamin, or natural hormone without knowing what you’re getting into—and without a health care provider’s advice—carries a real risk of damaging your health.
You may think we wear sunglasses for comfort and fashion. But here's another important reason to wear sunglasses: to protect the health of your eyes.
If you are a man, you are at risk for prostate cancer. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age. Your risk is also higher if you are African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men over age 50 get tested for prostate cancer once a year.