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Disease & Conditions

Prehypertension is a new term that alerts people to the very real risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don't take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.
The less unnecessary stress you put on your joints, the less likely they are to wear out prematurely.
Because the 2009 H1N1 flu virus spreads from person to person, it is possible to catch the virus at work. Here are measures you can take to protect yourself at the office.
Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process.
Don't assume you're safe just because you're inside. The air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.
Detailed information on infectious mononucleosis, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and transmission
Insomnia, the term for having trouble sleeping at night, is one of the most common sleep complaints. About one in three adults has bouts of insomnia that last a few days at a time.
Many people with diabetes need to change their treatment plan at some point. There are advantages to this. For example, taking insulin can make it easier to manage your blood sugar.
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.
Bursitis can make simple movements of your shoulder, elbow, hip or knee seem monumental.
Knowing whether your infection is caused by a virus or a bacterium makes a difference in how it is treated.
Millions of us struggle with pain and loss of motion because of joint damage caused by arthritis. If other treatments fail to offer relief, you may wonder about turning in your worn-out joints for new ones.
It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.
Most headaches in kids are caused by tension, not disease. Your pediatrician can determine what kind of headache your child has.
You and your health care provider can use information from a peak-flow meter to help stop a flare-up in its tracks.
Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives. Instead of looking on their diagnoses as sentences to be invalids, they have used them as catalysts to make positive changes in their lives.
Detailed information on lice, including diagnosis and treatment
Detailed anatomical description of human liver, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations
You have a number of tools at your disposal for better managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and living a healthy, enjoyable life.
Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.
People with a strong genetic predisposition to high cholesterol need medication to control cholesterol. But a lot of us don't.
Low-vision devices are categorized as either optical or nonoptical. Optical devices are magnifying lenses or closed circuit TV. Nonoptical devices are large-print books and talking computers.
Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
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.
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.
Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
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 is marked by higher levels of glucose in the blood. That's also a sign of pre-diabetes.
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