Diseases and Conditions

12 Weeks to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Heart disease is a killer, but you can do plenty to reduce your risk and prolong your life. Research shows that making lifestyle changes can decrease your risk of heart disease and help you control it if you already have it.

8 Mistakes Heart Patients Make

The way you respond to a heart attack can make a profound difference in what happens to you in the future.

A Kids' Asthma Journal

Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing!

A Red Face Could Signal Rosacea

Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, people with fair skin who blush easily may be at the greatest risk for it.

A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu shot.

A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease

Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat. But it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target.

Ability to Concentrate Isn't What It Used to Be

With today's world filled with flashing images of MTV, quick news reports, and fast-food restaurants on every corner, are we capable of concentrating as well as we used to?

Acute Severe Asthma

Asthma can be unpredictable, but it is important to recognize the difference between a minor flare-up and an attack that could be life-threatening.

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 a Heart Attack

Over the long-term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you.

Air Pollution

Detailed information on air pollution and air pollution prevention

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 Medicines

There are 5 main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.

All About Color Blindness

Most people with color blindness—also called color vision deficiency—can see certain colors. Usually, the difficulty involves distinguishing between shades of red and green.

All About Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps -- involuntary muscle contractions -- are common. But even though they can be quite painful, they don't cause damage.

Allergy Overview

Allergies are problems of the immune system. Most allergic reactions happen when the immune system reacts to a “false alarm.” Normally, the human body defends itself against harmful things, such as viruses or bacteria. But sometimes the defenses violently attack mostly mild things, such as dust, mold, or pollen.

Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

Some treatment programs teach problem drinkers to reduce their drinking. This approach appeals to people who otherwise might not seek treatment.

Alzheimer's Disease Quiz

Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.

Anemia Quiz

Answer this one: What is the most common cause of anemia?

Answers to Questions About Your Child's Mental Health

Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.

Antibiotics

Detailed information on the use of antibiotics and children

Appendicitis: Children and Teens

Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.

Arthritis and Exercise: Q and A

Doctors and physical therapists say people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without damaging their joints.

Ascites

Ascites is a condition in which fluid collects in spaces within your abdomen. They can be painful and keep you from moving around comfortably. Ascites can set the stage for an infection in your abdomen. Fluid may also move into your chest and surround your lungs. This makes it hard to breathe.

Asthma in Older Adults

Many people think of asthma as a childhood disease, but it often occurs as a new condition in older adults.

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