Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
Claudication is pain in your thigh, calf, or buttocks that happens when you walk. It may be a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). This is when narrowed or blocked arteries reduce the blood flow to your legs.
As a patient, understanding the basics of the guidelines can help you take a more active role in your treatment.
Detailed information on the differences between the common cold symptoms and symptoms of allergies
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself?
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks
In general, only about 3% of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20% to 30% of people in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Here are some common terms that may help you describe your skin condition to your healthcare provider.
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your healthcare provider.
About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.
The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
Cramps do not mean there is a problem with the muscle itself; rather, experts believe they happen when the fluid and electrolyte imbalance catches up to you or when a nerve overstimulates a muscle.
Cancer of the endometrium is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the lining of the uterus. It is highly curable when found early.
The tissue that lines the uterus is called the endometrium. Normally, if a woman doesn’t get pregnant, this tissue is shed each month during her period. In endometriosis, tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue implants outside the uterus.This can cause pain, heavy periods, and infertility.
Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect your neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs.
How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?
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.
People who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a healthcare provider when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a healthcare provider who is uninformed.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. The symptoms of gestational diabetes usually go away after delivery. But sometimes they do not, or you may develop type 2 diabetes later.
Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.
Healthcare providers 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.
Even though you know death is a part of life, losing a loved one is one of the most difficult events you can experience. Understanding grief and learning how to cope can help you heal and move forward with your life as you honor the person you miss.
Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.