Regular dental checkups and cleanings, along with brushing and flossing often, are important for a healthy mouth and a health pregnancy.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It may affect women who are able to get pregnant. It’s a severe and chronic medical condition that requires attention and treatment. Lifestyle changes and sometimes medications can help manage symptoms.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of emotional and physical symptoms many women have in the days before their period starts. Lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can help manage symptoms.
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
Most Americans survive a first heart attack. By taking action, however, they can significantly reduce their chances for a second heart attack.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Rituals such as hand washing, counting, checking or cleaning are often performed in hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. Left untreated, obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life. OCD is often a chronic, relapsing illness.
It's good to learn as much as you can about your asthma medicines.
Rheumatoid arthritis can be a frustrating condition to deal with because it doesn’t have an easily identifiable cause. It’s an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system literally attacks your body—in this case, your joints.
Rotavirus is a contagious virus that causes nausea and diarrhea. It is the leading cause of severe infectious diarrhea in children.
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is type of depression. It happens during certain seasons of the year—most often fall or winter. It is thought that shorter days and less daylight may trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to symptoms of depression. Light therapy and antidepressants can help treat SAD.
Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common infection of the nerves that is caused by a virus. It causes a painful rash or small blisters on an area of skin.
Some children grow more slowly than others. Height in the low normal range is still normal, healthcare providers say.
Without enough shut-eye, children are more likely to struggle with their school studies, do poorly on the playing field, and suffer depression.
Did you know that smoking cigarettes can make your asthma worse?
Smoking damages your arteries, and it’s thought that the damaged arteries in the discs and joints in your back may lead to pain and injury.
Concussions affect many athletes, but these sports injuries are the least understood.
It's not high blood sugar, heart disease, or stroke that most often puts people with diabetes in the hospital. It's their feet.
If you think that you can’t begin a strength-training program because you have heart disease, think again.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. SIDS is sometimes called crib death because the death happens when a baby is sleeping in a crib. It’s one of the leading causes of death in babies from ages 1 month to 1 year. It happens most often between 2 and 4 months old.
Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.
A medicated nasal decongestant spray may offer fast relief when your nose is congested and running. It can reduce swelling and clear mucus from your nasal passages quickly.
Many young people take prescription drugs because they believe they are safer than street drugs, but they can be just as dangerous if taken improperly.
Cluster headaches -- called "cluster" because of their pattern of striking in groups or clusters -- hit at the same time of day for a period of weeks or months, then vanish as suddenly and as mysteriously as they appeared.
Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.
People with more visceral fat or an apple-shaped body—two factors associated with the metabolic syndrome—are more likely to have depression.
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.
Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function
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