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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.
Hypnosis is an altered, relaxed state of mind, often used to help learn to control bad habits, pain, and stress.
Insulin pumps are used most often by people with type 1 diabetes, but some people with type 2 diabetes use them, too.
Laser vision surgery is a popular treatment of vision problems that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.
A PHR can help reduce or eliminate duplicate tests and allow you to receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency. It also can help you play a more active role in your health care.
If seemingly contradictory health news has you confused, it's time to learn how to read between the lines.
Children who have ADHD are often given medicine as part of their treatment plan. The type of medicine 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.
For some people, taking medication every day can help prevent migraines and make them less painful when they occur.
Just because a medicine is available without a prescription doesn't mean it's safe to take. Take this quiz and learn the ins and outs of OTC medicines.
OTC drugs have information on the bottle or box. Always read this information before using the medicine.
Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by improving the symptoms of his or her illness, such as pain, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. It's used with a variety of ailments, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney failure, or congestive heart failure.
Sometimes a pill gets stuck. That tends to happen at the ring of muscles at the top of the esophagus.
Many children of aging parents wait until there's a crisis, and then they're left scrambling for mediocre options.
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.
Robotic cardiac surgery is a form of heart surgery done through very small incisions in the chest, tiny instruments, and a robotic device operated by a surgeon.
You may think we wear sunglasses for comfort and fashion. But here's another important reason to wear sunglasses: to protect the health of your eyes.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines are a popular choice for pain relief. But even though you can buy them without a prescription, that doesn’t mean they aren’t without risks. Here’s what you need to know to use them properly.
Being active and involved in care decisions and taking extra precautions to avoid infection when in a hospital can help keep you and your family safe.
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.
If your provider suggests non-emergency surgery or a major medical test, it can be worthwhile to get a second opinion
Over-the-counter drugs can help ease a child's aches and pains, but you should know a few things before you pop open a bottle.
When people of any age need others to help them with medical, physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, they need long-term care.
Although most medicines are safe when you take them the right way, some of them can cause dizziness, loss of consciousness, bleeding, irregular heartbeats, and other side effects in some cases.
Keep these guidelines in mind when looking for allergy relief.
Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's doctor.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.
Doctors usually don't look inside your nose unless they have a specific reason. Usually, they are looking for an infection or allergy. Sometimes, they're looking for other sources of your breathing problem, such as a deviated septum, the term doctors use to describe a misalignment of the cartilage that runs down the center of your nose.
Experts recommend that all herbal supplements be stopped two to three weeks before surgery. That's because these herbs can have side effects that could make surgery more dangerous for you.
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