Metabolic Syndrome: Lowering Your Heart Disease Risk
Control your blood pressure, keep your cholesterol in check, and take your medicine as prescribed.
Metabolic Syndrome: Managing Salt
A key way to reduce the effects of metabolic syndrome is to lower high blood pressure. Reducing the amount of sodium and salt in your diet is a great start.
Migraines and Auras
Auras may include visual disturbances (jagged lines with bright spots or flashes); temporary, partial vision loss; numbness; and tingling sensations.
Migraines and Endometriosis
Women who have endometriosis may also be more likely to have migraines, according to a recent Italian study.
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.
Ministrokes Deserve Maximum Attention
A ministroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a brief episode of stroke symptoms caused by temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain. Most people suffer TIAs without realizing it.
More Than Just the Baby Blues
As a new mom, your body is going through lots of changes—not just physically, but emotionally, too. If you can’t seem to shake the “baby blues,” there may be a bigger issue at hand than lack of sleep. Discover the warning signs that signal help is needed.
It’s hard to think positive when you’re feeling sick and nauseous. But those common pregnancy symptoms can benefit your baby. Find out how, and what it takes to ease your symptoms.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease
Research is shedding light on ways to cut risk, and treatments can make life easier and more comfortable after a diagnosis.
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.
Old Makeup Can Cause Serious Eye Infections
Most cosmetics have long shelf lives, but since they can be contaminated with bacteria after only one use, it is a good idea to keep track of how long you have been using products such as mascara and eyeliners.
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.
On the Road to Recovery
Although you can get support from others, including doctors, friends, and family, you play the biggest role in your own recovery.
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.
Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk
Many people are unaware they have osteoporosis until they have advanced symptoms, which may include a broken hip or wrist, low back pain or a hunched back.
Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
Detailed information on otitis media, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
Overcoming Exercise Barriers With COPD
Here are some common reasons people don’t exercise. Are any of these true for you?
Overview of Kidney Disorders
Detailed information on kidney conditions, including kidney function, nephrology, kidney problem causes, kidney disease symptoms, and 1 labeled, full-color anatomical illustration
Periods, Pregnancy, Menopause—And Sleep
Researchers aren't sure why women seem to have more trouble sleeping than men, but they have noticed that women have the most difficulty when hormone levels fluctuate.
Physical therapists focus on restoring a patient's mobility (movement) and function, and preventing of further disability.
Planning for End of Life
You need to understand your options and take time to consider what will help you reach the end of your life with dignity, comfort and a sense of control.
Pregnancy: What’s Normal … and What's Not
Some pregnancy changes are caused by hormones. Others are caused by the pressure and weigh of your growing baby.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
PMDD is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Women with a personal or family history of mood disorders or postpartum depression may be at higher risk for this disorder.