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.
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.
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.