Diseases and Conditions

Twins and Premature Birth

If you’re pregnant with twins, you’ll want to carefully consider this advice. It can help increase your chances for a full-term pregnancy.

Understanding Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis can start as early as childhood and can lead to many health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.

Understanding Eating Disorders

At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. The overwhelming majority – about 90 percent – are female.

Understanding Joint Pain

Sprained ankles and wrists, arthritic knees and hips and torn rotator cuffs all have one thing in common: They result in joint pain.

Understanding Kidney Disease

Too often, diabetes leads to kidney disease. But it doesn’t have to. When kidney problems are caught early, you can take steps to prevent more serious kidney disease.

Understanding Prehypertension

Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.

Understanding Repeated Pregnancy Loss

In the past, a woman who miscarried several times might never know why it happened. Today, more and more women are finding out the causes of their recurrent miscarriages.

Understanding the 'Pins and Needles' Feeling

Having a limb fall asleep and then feeling pins and needles is more common if you have poor circulation.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.

Urinary Incontinence in Children

Enuresis is the medical term for bedwetting, or accidental urination in children who should be able to control their bladder. Girls usually have bladder control before boys do. The diagnosis of enuresis is for girls older than 5 and for boys older than 6.

Using Allergy Medicines

Keep these guidelines in mind when looking for allergy relief.

Uterine Fibroids

Some estimates say that 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids, although not all are diagnosed. In most cases, fibroids are benign.

Varicose Veins

Detailed information on varicose veins, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and full-color anatomical illustrations

What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks five major air pollutants that cause significant health effects: ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and microscopic particles called particulate matter.

What Do You Know About Birth Defects?

What Do You Know About Prostate Health?

Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.

What Every Parent Should Know About Immunizations

Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's doctor.

What is a Transient Ischemic Attack?

A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke or warning stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke.

What Is Cardiac Asthma?

Cardiac asthma can the same symptoms as true asthma, but the symptoms are caused by heart failure, which leads to buildup of fluid in the lungs.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

For some people, frightening memories of a terrible event can resurface months or even years after the ordeal. In reliving the event, people become fearful and unable to cope with daily life.

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain.

What to Do About Neck Pain

Most neck pain is caused by sleeping on a bed that’s too soft, poor posture, stress, neck strains or degenerative joint disease that occurs when the joints of the neck become inflamed or a disc pushes outward from its normal position.

What You Need to Know About Mental Illness

Every year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder that interferes with their ability to function at work or school or in their daily lives.

What You Need to Know About Vomiting

Although nausea and vomiting can make you feel miserable, it's important to remember that these are not diseases, but rather symptoms of many illnesses.

What's Up With Sinusitis?

Millions of Americans are affected by sinusitis every year. Even so, it's often misdiagnosed and misunderstood by people with the condition.

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