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.
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.
Detailed information on the use of antibiotics and children
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.
Be Smart About Taking Medications
Prescription medications have joined the ranks of new cars and breakfast cereals. Many of them are being marketed directly to the public through ads on television and in magazines. Some medications get so much free publicity they don't need to be advertised.
Care of the Mouth and Teeth
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
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.
Controlling Mental Health Costs
Mental health care can be expensive even for people with health insurance. Here are ideas on ways to save.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
Coronary artery bypass surgery is performed to treat a blockage or narrowing of one or more of the coronary arteries, thus restoring the blood supply to the heart muscle.
Could Medication Be Causing Weight Gain?
The most common prescription medications to cause weight gain include drugs that treat depression, heartburn, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks
Detailed information on dental sealants
Depressed Kids Need Help
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
Exercise and Target Heart Rate
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.
During an eye exam, an eye doctor reviews your medical history and completes a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes.
For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.