8 Ways to Avoid Common Self-Care Mistakes
Treating common illnesses at home isn't complicated. Even so, doing it safely requires knowledge and a willingness to follow the rules.
A Guide to Common Medicinal Herbs
Here's a look at some of the more common medicinal herbs. Most herbs have not been thoroughly tested for effectiveness or interactions with other herbs, supplements, drugs or foods.
A Guide to Eyeglass Lenses
Eyeglasses can be prescribed for a range of vision problems, from nearsightedness to farsightedness to the diminished vision of advancing age.
A Must-Know Guide to Drug-Drug Interactions
Drug-drug interactions occur when one drug interacts or interferes with another drug. Such interactions are dangerous because they can alter the way one or both of the drugs act in the body. They can also cause unexpected side effects. The following information can help you avoid drug-drug interactions.
Act Now to Cut Your Health Care Bills
It's important to reduce your medical expenses. Even if you have health insurance, you pay a percentage of every health care bill you incur.
ADHD Drugs Safe, Experts Say
Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a tough choice: whether to medicate their children or not.
AEDs: High-Tech Help for Heart Attacks
Technology has given us the automated external defibrillator (AED), which is turning up far from hospitals. Some schools and public buildings already have AEDs.
After Rehabilitation: Here Are Some Tools
Recovering people can use the tools they learn in rehab to begin the intense challenge of avoiding relapse.
Air Filters, Dehumidifiers, and Humidifiers
Here are some helpful tips for understanding the air in your house and the air-quality appliances that can alter it.
All About Blood Pressure Medication
Several kinds of medicine are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. Here are some of the main types.
All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.
All About Generic Medications
Every year, more than 400 million prescriptions are filled with generic medications in the United States.
Allergy Medications and Vaccinations for Older Adults
As you age, you should check with your health care provider about any allergy medications you take and make sure you are up to date on your shots.
Andreas Vesalius, Father of Modern Anatomy
Vesalius revolutionized the science of anatomy by basing his findings on direct observation of the body itself, rather than on centuries-old received wisdom.
Anti-Aging Hormones: Do They Work?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could look and feel years younger just by taking a supplement? The makers of "anti-aging" hormone supplements would like you to believe that this is possible. But before you accept their claims and open your wallet, see what medical researchers say.
Antibiotics Not the Cure for the Common Cold
Most of the time, however, a cold passes in a week, with or without the use of antibiotics. Taking these drugs does not help you get better faster. In fact, it can create problems.
Ask the Doctor About Prostate Checks
After age 50, men need their prostate gland checked at least once a year.
Aspirin and Your Heart: Should You or Shouldn’t You?
Although aspirin is a common over-the-counter medication, it’s not appropriate for everyone.
Asthma Medications and Emotional Side Effects
Although medications can successfully treat asthma symptoms, they may also have side effects that leave you feeling jittery.
Biofeedback: Another Way to Manage Pain
This technique can ease migraines and tension-type headaches, as well as low back pain and fibromyalgia.
Care of the Mouth and Teeth
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Childhood Immunizations: Get the Facts
If you are the parent of a young child, you may be confused about the safety of immunizations.
Choosing a Hospital
You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort.
Clinical Trials: Should You Participate?
Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and asking lots of questions can help you make a decision.
A colonoscopy uses a small camera to examine the inside of the colon. It is typically used to screen for colon cancer, and to asses other injuries, abnormalities, or disease.