Controlling Mental Health Costs
Mental health care can be expensive even for people with health insurance. Here are ideas on ways to save.
COPD: Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Rehab is based on a team approach and combines exercise, emotional support and education. You and your providers work together to create a treatment plan just for you.
Coping with Hair Loss During Cancer Treatment
Hair loss, known medically as alopecia, is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, the drugs used to attack the cancer cells in your body. Hair loss can be difficult emotionally because of the way it alters your appearance.
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.
Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime
The basics of implant surgery haven't changed much in decades, but the materials dentists use have improved markedly.
Dental Sealants Shield Against Tooth Decay
Children with sealants have 50 percent less tooth decay than children without sealants, dental experts say.
Dentistry: It's Not the Same Old Drill
A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.
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.
Digital X-Rays Give Dentists the Big Picture
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.
Don't Wince—Root Canals Help Save Your Teeth
What is a root canal? It’s a procedure in which your dentist or an endodontist removes the source of tooth pain—the inflamed pulp tissue inside canals deep in the tooth.
End-of-Life Concerns for Cancer Patients
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.
Evaluating Complementary Cancer Cures
Although some complementary and alternative methods have been scientifically proven to promote healing or reduce symptoms, many have not.
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.
For a Smile That Dazzles Think Veneers
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.
For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
For More Babies, Birth Comes Too Soon
One in eight U.S. babies is preterm, says the Institute of Medicine. That's a rise of 30 percent in recent decades.
For Obese Teens, Surgery Is the Last Resort
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
For Parents: Treat at Home or Call the Doctor?
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?
For Seniors: Choosing a New Doctor
Whatever the reason for needing a new primary care physician, these suggestions can help you find the right doctor.
Genetics and Illness: What's Your Fate?
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.
Get the Facts About Elective Surgery
Elective surgeries are operations done when there's no hurry. But just because these surgeries are optional doesn’t mean they aren't serious.
Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits
To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions.
Glossary of Dental Terms
Dentists use a lot of terms to describe problems and procedures. Here is a look at some of them.
Guarding Against Medical Scams
These tips will help you reduce your risk of being ripped off and putting your health in danger.