Diseases and Conditions
You and your loved ones will benefit if they understand your condition and how best to help.
Caring for someone you love who is sick or disabled is never easy. When the illness affects your loved one’s state of mind, the demands placed on you can be especially difficult.
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Over time, HCV can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Most people who have hepatitis C don’t have any symptoms for years. Many don’t know that they are infected until their liver is already damaged.
Hereditary hemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders in the U.S. It is a metabolic disorder that causes increased absorption of iron from the digestive tract.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
Every breath can be a chore when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
When you're faced with a highly stressful event in your life, the strategies outlined here will help you cope.
Brushing and flossing your teeth isn't hard to do, and doing both properly can help prevent gum disease and tooth loss.
The stress of illness or injury can cause blood sugar to rise and make insulin less effective. This can lead to serious problems, including diabetic coma. That’s why it’s important to know what to do when illness strikes.
Prehypertension is a new term that alerts people to the very real risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don't take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.
The less unnecessary stress you put on your joints, the less likely they are to wear out prematurely.
Because the 2009 H1N1 flu virus spreads from person to person, it is possible to catch the virus at work. Here are measures you can take to protect yourself at the office.
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.
Don't assume you're safe just because you're inside. The air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.
Infectious mononucleosis is characterized by swollen lymph glands, fever, sore throat, and chronic fatigue.
Insomnia is trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. One in 3 adults has bouts of insomnia.
Many people with diabetes need to change their treatment plan at some point. There are advantages to this. For example, taking insulin can make it easier to manage your blood sugar.
When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. This stage signals the end of a woman's ability to have children.
Bursitis can make simple movements of your shoulder, elbow, hip or knee seem monumental.
Knowing whether your infection is caused by a virus or a bacterium makes a difference in how it is treated.
Millions of us struggle with pain and loss of motion because of joint damage caused by arthritis. If other treatments fail to offer relief, you may wonder about turning in your worn-out joints for new ones.
It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.