Ear, Nose, and Throat Facts
The ear consists of three areas—the outer, middle, and inner ear. The nose is the organ of smell and is part of the peripheral nervous system. The throat is a ring-like muscular tube that acts as the passageway for air, food, and liquid.
Essential Foot Care
Years of wear and tear can be hard on your feet, as can shoes that don’t fit properly. Injuries and disorders of the feet can affect your mobility.
Exercise and Target Heart Rate
The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Heart rate monitors, which monitor your heart rate while you exercise, can help you do that with ease.
Exercise Ideas for Older Adults
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.
Don't sit too close to the TV. Don't watch TV without a light on in the room. Don't use over-the-counter eyedrops. Are these statements true? Find out by taking the following quiz.
Five Steps to Better Memory
Aging can make it harder to remember some things. But by focusing on your potential and continuing to exercise your mind, you may be able to boost your memory power. Here are some strategies.
Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off
Although it's rarely a sign of a major medical problem, bad breath can cause embarrassment, low self-esteem and even social isolation.
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Insomnia, trouble falling asleep or trouble sleeping, is a growing problem in the United States.
Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life
It doesn't take a thunderous rock concert to cause hearing loss. Any repeated high-volume experiences or one-shot booms can damage the delicate nerve cells of your inner ear.
Help for Hair Loss
When hair loss becomes excessive, resulting in thinning hair or bald patches on the scalp, factors other than the natural cycle of hair growth and loss are responsible.
How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?
Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.
How the Nose Works
The nose on your face is just the tip of an iceberg. The important functions—breathing and smelling—actually happen mostly inside your head, in your nasal cavity.
How to Prevent and Relieve Digestive Problems
Just as simple things can upset your digestive system, simple changes can help. The following tips can help prevent or relieve digestive ills.
How to Tell if Your Child Needs Braces
Orthodontic treatment most commonly begins between ages 9 and 14 because kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing.
How Your Lungs Work
Your lungs are remarkable organs with multiple roles. Each day, up to 2,300 gallons of air pass through your lungs.
How Your Lymph System Works
Lymph is a colorless, watery fluid that originates as blood plasma. It seeps from the small blood vessels, or capillaries, to bring nutrients to cells and transport waste from the cells.
Introduction to Menopause
When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. This stage signals the end of a woman's ability to have children.
Keep Your Kidneys Working Well
Your kidneys are your body's filters. They remove waste and excess fluid from your blood.
Keeping Your Liver Healthy
The liver is a multitasking organ, with many functions. Nearly all the blood that leaves the stomach and intestines passes through the liver for processing.
Legs Aid Heart in Pumping Blood
Your heart pumps blood through 60,000 miles of vessels. But it gets help in this huge task from your body's other muscles, especially those in the legs.
Living Well to Reach Age 100
Healthy lifestyle choices can help you enjoy a better quality of life for an increasing number of years. The best news is that it’s never too late to get started.
Lymphedema After Breast Cancer
After you have been successfully treated for breast cancer, you face another potential problem—lymphyphedema, a swelling that occurs in the arm, breast, or chest area after breast cancer treatment.
Male menopause is a condition caused when testosterone levels decrease in aging men.
Overview of Sleep Problems
Sleep is essential to physical and emotional health. Adequate sleep may also play a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury.