Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
The bite of a deer tick can pass on several diseases, including Lyme disease and Borrelia miyamotoi disease.
Scientists believe bone spurs happen because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.
The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
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
Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your healthcare provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.
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.
Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location
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 around the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect the 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.