Diseases and Conditions

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.

Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

People who feel they're unable to regain control of their lives because of their responses to the trauma may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Heart Attack Treatment Options

Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such as a bypass operation.

Heart Attacks and Women

For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.

Heart Disease: Communicating with Several Providers

If you are like most people with heart disease, you have several providers who each treat you for a different health issue.

Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief

Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease.

Heart Disease: How Disease Management Helps

Participating in a disease management program gives you the chance to ask questions about exercise, medication, diet, and other treatment options.

Heart Disease: Keep Your Gums Healthy

People with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than people with healthy gums.

Heart Failure and Physical Activity

If you have congestive heart failure, you may wonder if physical activity is good for you.

Heart Failure: Breathe More Easily

Heart failure makes it hard for oxygen to get into the blood, causing shortness of breath.

Heartburn Medicine May Put Your Bones at Risk

Recent studies have found that people who take proton pump inhibitors are significantly more likely to break their hipbone or any other bone.

Help for Hair Loss

When hair loss becomes excessive, resulting in thinning hair or bald patches on the scalp, factors other than the natural cycle of hair growth and loss are responsible.

Help for Tension Headaches

Almost everyone has a tension headache from time to time. These headaches aren’t caused by disease. They are so common they are considered to be “normal” headaches.

Help Your Teen Manage Asthma

Having asthma isn’t easy, and for most kids, neither is being a teen. Here are some common teen issues and suggestions for easing your child’s concerns.

Helping Others Understand Your Migraine

You and your loved ones will benefit if they understand your condition and how best to help.

Helping Someone with a Mental Illness

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.

Helping Someone with Memory Loss

In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.

Hemochromatosis

Detailed information on hemochromatosis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Hepatitis C: A Threat from the Past

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.

Hiccup Remedies

High Blood Pressure: Kids Can Have It, Too

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.

Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End

As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.

How COPD Affects the Lungs

Every breath can be a chore when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

How to Beat Serious Stress

When you're faced with a highly stressful event in your life, the strategies outlined here will help you cope.

How to Fight Stress-Related Diseases

No one can avoid all stress -- and a certain amount actually is good for you. But it's always best to keep unhealthy levels in check when possible.

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