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Here's a look at some of the more common medicinal herbs. Most herbs have not been thoroughly tested for effectiveness or interactions with other herbs, supplements, drugs or foods.
Technology has given us the automated external defibrillator (AED), which is turning up far from hospitals. Some schools and public buildings already have AEDs.
Here are some helpful tips for understanding the air in your house and the air-quality appliances that can alter it.
Several kinds of medicine are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. Here are some of the main types.
According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Detailed information on the use of antibiotics and children
Although aspirin is a common over-the-counter medication, it’s not appropriate for everyone.
Prescription medicines have joined the ranks of new cars and breakfast cereals. Many of them are being marketed directly to the public through ads on television and in magazines. Some medicines get so much free publicity they don't need to be advertised.
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort.
Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and asking lots of questions can help you make a decision.
Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your healthcare provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is a procedure used to treat coronary artery disease. One way to treat the blocked or narrowed arteries is to bypass the blocked portion of the coronary artery with a piece of a healthy blood vessel from elsewhere in the body.
Mental health care can be expensive even for people with health insurance. Here are ideas on ways to save.
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks
Detailed information on dental sealants
The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Heart rate monitors, which monitor your heart rate while you exercise, can help you do that with ease.
During an eye exam, an eye healthcare provider reviews your medical history and completes a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes.
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
Patient advocates fulfill many roles, even, in some cases, staying with hospitalized patients around the clock to help guard against medical errors.
Whether you take prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicine or both, there are important guidelines to follow to get the most from them.
It’s important to ask your provider questions during your visit to make sure you understand your condition and what your treatment involves.
The benefits of being an active medical consumer include better health, more effective health care, and lower health costs.
Here are common problems you may run into as a healthcare consumer, with tips for wise responses.
People who are actively involved in their medical care stay healthier, recover quicker when they're ill and live longer, healthier lives.
Although you may not be able to avoid a hospital stay, there are ways to trim the expenses.
Your relationship with your health care provider is one of the most important in your life.
Here are strategies from the Food and Drug Administration to help you cut your prescription costs by 50 percent or more.
Most older people are independent. But later in life, you or someone you love may need help with everyday activities, such as shopping, cooking and bathing.
Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and pain relievers, laxatives, and headache remedies may treat different conditions, but they all have one thing in common: They’re serious medicines that need to be taken with care.
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