Practicing Better Posture
Good posture improves your appearance and reduces stress on muscles, joints and ligaments.
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.
Preparing Your Daughter for Changes
A young girl's first period should not happen out of nowhere; it should never be a complete surprise.
Q and A: Blood Sugar
The purpose of blood sugar is to provide "food" for your body's cells. Glucose is the sugar that provides energy all cells in your body need.
Relaxation Techniques That Really Work
To keep stress at a minimum and reduce its effects on your life, you need to find and practice healthy ways to manage it.
Say Goodbye to Dry Skin
What can you do to avoid scratching and flaking your way through the winter months? Here are some tips to try.
Detailed information on the different types of scars, including keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, contractures, and adhesions
Special Foot Care for Diabetes
It's not high blood sugar, heart disease, or stroke that most often puts people with diabetes in the hospital. It's their feet.
Sweet Dreams as You Age
Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults: seven to nine hours per night, on average.
The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure
Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.
The Many Causes of Insomnia
Anxiety and stress are the most common causes of insomnia. But sleeplessness can also be caused by a variety of medical conditions, medications and environmental factors.
The Power of Meditation
Meditation allows you to become more awake and more deliberate about your actions. It teaches you how to respond rather than react to situations in your life.
The Skinny on Skin
The skin is your body's largest organ. It protects you against bacteria, viruses, dirt, wind, heat and cold. And it serves as a "window" to the body, alerting doctors when something is wrong.
Thirst and Dehydration
The average adult has 10 to 12 gallons of water in his or her body, accounting for 60 percent of body weight. That water plays a critical role in nearly every bodily process. And being a quart or two low can affect how you feel.
This Doctor Solved the Riddle of Blood Circulation
In 1616, when William Harvey announced that the heart propels blood and that blood circulates throughout the body, his findings were revolutionary.
Using a Surgeon's Tools to Erase the Years
It's called plastic surgery, but there's no plastic involved. In this case, "plastic" refers to the ability of the surgeon to reshape the skin, the face, or other body parts. With advances in technique and an aging population, plastic surgery is more popular than ever.
When the vocal cords don't vibrate normally, it can cause voice disorders such as problems with pitch, volume, tone.
What Is the Gallbladder?
The gallbladder is a four-inch, olive-shaped muscular sac that lies under the liver in the right side of the abdomen.
What Is the Sense of Taste?
Your sense of taste is brought to you by more than 10,000 little taste buds on your tongue that turn eating into a pleasurable experience.
What Is the Thyroid Gland?
The thyroid gland controls how fast your heart beats, how quickly you digest food, how much you sweat, the speed at which you burn calories, and many other activities.
What to Do About a Pain in the Neck
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.
Where's the Wisdom in Wisdom Teeth?
Often these teeth are troublemakers that decide to turn crooked, refuse to grow in completely, or become misshapen.
Where's Your Body Fat?
It's important to note that it's not just how much extra body fat a person has, but where it is stored on the body that determines how risky the extra pounds are.