Disease & Conditions

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.
Athlete's foot usually develops between your toes and on the bottoms of your feet.
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.
When people consider the cost of smoking, they usually focus on the cost of the cigarettes alone. But that's only the first step.
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.
The skin is your body's largest organ. It protects you against bacteria, viruses, dirt, wind, heat and cold. And it serves as a "window" to the body, alerting doctors when something is wrong.
Children who inherit the family trait of cavities don’t have “soft teeth,” as many people suspect. Instead, a mother’s dental history may be to blame. But with the right habits, you can help prevent cavities in your little one.
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.
Talk therapy helps people gain insight into and resolve their problems through verbal exchanges with the therapist.
Sciatica is often painful but rarely causes serious or permanent damage.
Over the long term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you.
Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function
Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment
Symptoms of tonsillitis vary greatly depending on the cause of the infection, and can occur either suddenly or gradually.
Detailed information on tonsillitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment
If you have congestive heart failure, knowing your body can help you manage your condition.
Whether you pack a suitcase every week or once a year, you probably know that traveling takes a little extra preparation when you have asthma.
Just about every teen will find at least one blackhead or whitehead on his or her skin by age 17, and some teens will develop more severe acne, which can leave scarring if not treated.
Heart disease is a killer, but you can do plenty to reduce your risk and prolong your life. Research shows that making lifestyle changes can decrease your risk of cardiovascular heart disease and help you control it if you already have it.
If you’re pregnant with twins, you’ll want to carefully consider this advice. It can help increase your chances for a full-term pregnancy.
Atherosclerosis can start as early as childhood and can lead to many health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Diuretics help your blood pressure go down by helping your body to get rid of extra water and salt by producing more urine.
At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. The overwhelming majority – about 90 percent – are female.
Sprained ankles and wrists, arthritic knees and hips and torn rotator cuffs all have one thing in common: They result in joint pain.
Too often, diabetes leads to kidney disease. But it doesn’t have to. When kidney problems are caught early, you can take steps to prevent more serious kidney disease.
Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
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