COPD: More of Us Are Out of Breath
You take an average of 16 breaths every minute. It's a reflex—you don't pay attention unless there's a problem. But a rising number of us literally can't catch our breath.
COPD: Safe Oxygen Tips
If you use oxygen to help manage the symptoms of COPD, be sure to handle it with care.
COPD: Tips for Easier Dressing
When you have COPD, even getting dressed can sometimes seem like a challenge.
COPD: When Symptoms Get Worse
Be aware of the early warning signs of change, such as more frequent symptoms or the onset of a new symptom.
Coping with Chronic Pain
Effective pain treatments are available. You can also take steps yourself to ease ongoing discomfort.
Coping with Dry Mouth During Cancer Therapy
Dry mouth is a common complaint during some types of cancer treatments.
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.
Coping with Miscarriage
A pregnancy ended by miscarriage can be a traumatic loss. Unfortunately, it’s one that many women experience. Knowing how to deal with your feelings and find support can help you cope during this difficult time.
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks
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.
Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging
In general, only about three percent of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20 to 30 percent of persons in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Describing a Skin Condition
Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location
Diabetes and Sensitive Topics
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your health care provider.
Diabetic Skin Troubles
About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.
Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures for Prostate Cancer
Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.
Diet for Lactose Intolerance
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
Diseases from Your Pets, Both Common and Exotic
Whether you have a turtle or a parrot or a tabby cat, the best prevention against disease is cleanliness.
Disorders of the Immune System
When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.
Don’t Let Asthma Triggers Dampen Spring Fever
Don’t let your asthma triggers dampen spring fever. You can still enjoy the season by managing your exposure.
Don't Ignore Dry Eyes
The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
Don't Rule Out Adult-Onset Asthma
Women are more likely than men to have asthma. Women also have more asthma attacks.
Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps
Cramps do not mean there is a problem with the muscle itself; rather, experts believe they happen when the fluid and electrolyte imbalance catches up to you or when a nerve overstimulates a muscle.
Eating Disorders in Men
Boys and men have eating disorders, too. Males make up 5 to 15 percent of patients with anorexia or bulimia and 35 percent of those with binge-eating disorder.
Emergency Symptoms for People Who Use Insulin
Under certain circumstances, people who take insulin can have symptoms that require immediate action and, in some cases, treatment in a hospital emergency room.