If you have diabetes, you can take steps to reduce your risk for vision loss or blindness.
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.
If you have arthritis, taking your medication and following your doctor's orders are essential. But self-care can be just as important in your daily and long-term management of the disease.
Although some complementary and alternative methods have been scientifically proven to promote healing or reduce symptoms, many have not.
Although exercise is an important for everyone, it's especially beneficial for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy.
Alcohol-dependent employees incur twice the health care costs of the average employee, are more likely to steal from their employers, are more likely to be involved in workplace accidents and are five times more likely to file worker’s compensation claims.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with more than a million new cases diagnosed each year.
Having a limb fall asleep and then feeling pins and needles is more common if you have poor circulation.
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
Veneers can fix a variety of problems—teeth too short, too far apart, misshapen, or damaged. But the most common reason for veneers is discoloration.
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
Although anyone can suffer from depression, it is particularly common among older adults. Depression affects 15 out of every 100 adults older than 65.
Women who are obese or who have gained more than 44 pounds since they were 18 years old are about two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than lean women who have not gained a lot of weight.
Common asthma triggers are dust mites, pets and pet dander, cockroaches, mold, tobacco smoke and pollen.
people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a doctor when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a health care provider who is uninformed.
Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.
Many people see canes and walkers as a badge of advancing years and frailty, and go to great lengths to resist using them.
When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.
Nearly all American men experience occasional impotence, and an estimated 30 million suffer from chronic impotence. But despite its prevalence, the condition is treatable in most cases.
Back pain is a common complaint: Nearly everyone will have low back pain that interferes with work or daily activities at some point in his or her life.
Physical therapists teach people recovering from surgery or with injuries, sprains or arthritis how to perform exercises that will help them gain strength and mobility and prevent recurring injury. Here are suggestions to help you get the most from physical therapy.
Although it's rarely a sign of a major medical problem, bad breath can cause embarrassment, low self-esteem and even social isolation.
Doctors who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
More women are surviving breast cancer because the disease is being detected earlier.
A vaccine can protect babies from rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants.
Half of Americans experience some degree of hair loss. Hair loss affects both men and women, but with different results.
Don't panic if your child has head lice. They are common and are more of a nuisance than a health risk.
People who feel they're unable to regain control of their lives because of their responses to the trauma may have post-traumatic stress disorder.
It's important to understand how alcohol and drugs can affect your health and well being.
Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such as a bypass operation.