Managing Arthritis with Exercise
Exercise has important health benefits for everyone -- regardless of age and physical condition. But for people with arthritis, working out regularly, and within their limits, is critical.
Managing Midlife Weight Gain
Between the late 30s and late 40s, it's not uncommon for both men and women to gain 10 pounds.
Managing Prehypertension Without Drugs
Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.
Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
The treatment goals include reducing joint swelling, relieving stiffness, preventing joint damage and maintaining joint function.
Massage Therapy for Back Pain
More than half of American adults seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their lives.
Medication Strategies During Pregnancy
No one can say for sure that a medication is safe to use while you're pregnant. But, avoiding medicines may not be a good idea, either. It may be wiser to treat an illness than ignore it.
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.
Men and Depression
Instead of asking for help, men who are depressed are likely to drink alcohol to excess, take drugs, or become frustrated, discouraged, and irritable.
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.
Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes.
Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes
Metabolic syndrome is marked by higher levels of glucose in the blood. That's also a sign of pre-diabetes.
Metabolic Syndrome and Soft Drink Consumption
Regular soft drinks contain sugar—empty calories in your diet. Sugary drinks also raise insulin levels, which causes you to put on more deep fat.
Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet
To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups.
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.