Emphysema and AAT Deficiency
The first symptoms of AAT deficiency usually are shortness of breath, wheezing following activity, and a decreased ability to exercise.
End-of-Life Concerns for Cancer Patients
How you choose to live out and prepare for the end of your life, are choices that you are able to make, to make this time as meaningful as possible.
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.
Essential Eye Care for Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you can take steps to reduce your risk for vision loss or blindness.
Essential Foot Care
Years of wear and tear can be hard on your feet, as can shoes that don’t fit properly. Injuries and disorders of the feet can affect your mobility.
Essential Self-Care for Arthritis
If you have arthritis, taking your medication and following your doctor's orders are essential. But self-care can be just as important in your daily and long-term management of the disease.
Evaluating Complementary Cancer Cures
Although some complementary and alternative methods have been scientifically proven to promote healing or reduce symptoms, many have not.
Facing Up to Alcohol in the Workplace
Alcohol-dependent employees incur twice the health care costs of the average employee, are more likely to steal from their employers, are more likely to be involved in workplace accidents and are five times more likely to file worker’s compensation claims.
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.
Feeling 'Pins and Needles' Is a Circulation Problem
Having a limb fall asleep and then feeling pins and needles is more common if you have poor circulation.
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 More Babies, Birth Comes Too Soon
One in eight U.S. babies is preterm, says the Institute of Medicine. That's a rise of 30 percent in recent decades.
For Obese Teens, Surgery Is the Last Resort
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
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.
For Young Women, What's Your Stroke Risk?
Women who are obese or who have gained more than 44 pounds since they were 18 years old are about two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than lean women who have not gained a lot of weight.
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 Help to Get Around
Many people see canes and walkers as a badge of advancing years and frailty, and go to great lengths to resist using them.
Get the Right Help for Headaches
When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.
Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off
Although it's rarely a sign of a major medical problem, bad breath can cause embarrassment, low self-esteem and even social isolation.
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.