Depressed Kids Need Help
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging
In general, only about three percent of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20 to 30 percent of persons in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Describing a Skin Condition
Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location
Diabetes and Sensitive Topics
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your health care provider.
Diabetic Skin Troubles
About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.
Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Diet for Lactose Intolerance
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
Diseases from Your Pets, Both Common and Exotic
Whether you have a turtle or a parrot or a tabby cat, the best prevention against disease is cleanliness.
Disorders of the Immune System
When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.
Don't Ignore Dry Eyes
The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
Drugs that Can Treat Alzheimer Disease
Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.
Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps
Cramps do not mean there is a problem with the muscle itself; rather, experts believe they happen when the fluid and electrolyte imbalance catches up to you or when a nerve overstimulates a muscle.
Eating Disorders in Men
Boys and men have eating disorders, too. Males make up 5 to 15 percent of patients with anorexia or bulimia and 35 percent of those with binge-eating disorder.
Cancer of the endometrium is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the lining of the uterus. It is highly curable when found early.
Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity.
Facts About Diabetes
Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.
Fever in Children
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
Detailed information on fibromyalgia, including cause, triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Finding the Right Rehab Program for Substance Abuse
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
For Seniors: Is It More Than the Blues?
Although anyone can suffer from depression, it is particularly common among older adults. Depression affects 15 out of every 100 adults older than 65.
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues
people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a doctor when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a health care provider who is uninformed.
Genetics and Illness: What's Your Fate?
Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)
Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a pregnant woman has elevated glucose levels and other symptoms of diabetes—but did not have diabetes before she became pregnant.
Get the Right Help for Headaches
When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.
Glasses Can Help Even Young Children
Doctors who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.