Insulin Pump Use
Insulin pumps are used most often by people with type 1 diabetes, but some people with type 2 diabetes use them, too.
Is My Asthma Medicine Working?
To make sure that you are getting the most benefit from your asthma medicines, here are questions to ask yourself.
Is Your Medication Working for You?
Prescription drugs can enhance your life, but when not used correctly, they may have the opposite effect.
Laser Surgery Can Improve Vision Problems
Laser vision surgery is a popular treatment of vision problems that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Learn to Be a Smart Pharmaceutical Consumer
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.
Living Wills Offer Peace of Mind
A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.
Maintaining Your Personal Health Record
A PHR can help reduce or eliminate duplicate tests and allow you to receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency. It also can help you play a more active role in your health care.
Make Sure You Understand Your Treatment
For optimum health, you need to understand your health problem and your treatment plan, including how to take prescription medications.
Making Sense of Medical Advice
If seemingly contradictory health news has you confused, it's time to learn how to read between the lines.
Making Sense of Medical Notes
If you’ve ever tried to read a medical chart but couldn’t understand the doctor’s shorthand, these definitions can help.
Managing Your Medicine Cabinet
Stocking your medicine cabinet isn't difficult and doesn't take much time. You'll first want the essentials for first aid and symptom relief, rounded out with a few items that meet the special needs of you and your family.
Medication Terms You Need to Know
Use this guide of common terms used on over-the-counter labels to help you choose and use medicines correctly.
Medications that Can Treat Alzheimer's Disease
Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.
Medications to Treat ADHD in Children
Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
Medicine 2.0: How Technology Can Help Your Health
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.
Mental Health: Finding the Help You Need
When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help.
Migraines: Should You Take Preventive Medication?
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.
New Rules for OTC Cold Relief
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.
New Ways to Heal Broken Bones
Advances in orthopedic technology are helping broken and fractured bones to heal quicker and more strongly than ever before.
Offsite Health Care Options
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.
Older Adults and the Common Cold
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.
Options in Nicotine Therapy
By using nicotine replacement therapy to reduce withdrawal symptoms, smokers who try to quit have a better chance of succeeding.
Oral Health and Asthma
If you have asthma, does your dentist know? This is important for good oral health, especially if you use a corticosteroid inhaler.