Bone Spurs Are a Thorny Problem
Scientists believe bone spurs occur because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.
Break Through the Alcoholic's Psychological Defenses
The most important thing that friends and family can do for an alcoholic is to stop enabling the addictive behavior.
Breaking the Habit: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
Cancer Caused by Chemotherapy or Radiation
the likelihood of chemotherapy or radiation treatment causing a second cancer is rare. Nevertheless, cancer can occur in some instances, so it’s important to be aware of the potential risks involved before undergoing these cancer treatments.
Cancer Survivor Tips
Learning how to take care of your physical and mental health after a cancer diagnosis is the key to living your life to the fullest.
Care of the Mouth and Teeth
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Caring for an Ill Loved One
Caring for anyone is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. Here are tips to help make the task easier.
Caring for Your Sick Child
You should always call a doctor if you have any doubts or questions about how to take care of your sick child at home.
Celiac Disease Can Harm Digestion
Celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
Children and Cholesterol
If you, your parents or your parents' siblings had a heart attack before age 55, you should have your child's cholesterol tested.
Chlamydia Can Lead to Infertility
A lot of us don't realize that chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause no symptoms, meaning you could have an STD and not know it.
Detailed information on claudication, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and a labeled, full-color anatomical illustration
Clinical Guidelines for Heart Failure
As a patient, understanding the basics of the guidelines can help you take a more active role in your treatment.
Cold Sores: A Common Complaint
Most people who get cold sores were infected with HSV1 before age 20, usually by kissing someone with the virus.
A colonoscopy uses a small camera to examine the inside of the colon. It is typically used to screen for colon cancer, and to asses other injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
COPD: A Quit-Smoking Plan
The first step is to choose a quit date and mark it on your calendar.
COPD: Boost Your Strength with Exercise
Check with your health care provider about the level of strength training that makes sense for you, and keep some ground rules in mind.
COPD: Coping with Stress
Life can be full of stress sometimes, especially when you’re managing a health condition like COPD.
COPD: End-of-Life Care
What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself?
COPD: Good Nutrition Is Important
Eat several small meals throughout the day rather than three big meals. Big meals fill up your stomach, which can press on your lungs and make breathing harder.
COPD: Heartburn Is Common
It’s possible to take medications that control stomach acid to help relieve the symptoms of GERD.
COPD: Home from the Hospital
Here's what to do to help prevent another flare-up—and stay out of the hospital.
COPD: Managing Sodium and Potassium Intake
Two nutrients that are critical to keep in check when you have COPD are sodium and potassium. Here are tips on how to watch your intake of them.
COPD: Medicines for Maintenance
Maintenance medicines work for an extended time after you take them.