Smoking Hurts Your Back
Smoking damages your arteries, and it’s thought that the damaged arteries in the discs and joints in your back may lead to pain and injury.
Special Caution on Concussions
Concussions affect many athletes, but these sports injuries are the least understood.
Special Foot Care for Diabetes
It's not high blood sugar, heart disease, or stroke that most often puts people with diabetes in the hospital. It's their feet.
Strength Training and Heart Disease
If you think that you can’t begin a strength-training program because you have heart disease, think again.
Stress and Older Adults
Studies show that long-term stress can damage brain cells, leading to depression. Depression is one of the most dangerous effects of stress in older people.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
SIDS stands for sudden infant death syndrome. It is a leading cause of infant death in the U.S. The causes of SIDS are unknown, but researchers have learned more about factors that can put your baby at risk. Learn which ones parents can prevent.
Take Action to Beat Heart Disease
Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.
Take Care With Nasal Sprays
A medicated nasal decongestant spray may offer fast relief when your nose is congested and running. It can reduce swelling and clear mucus from your nasal passages quickly.
Taking Steps Against Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot usually develops between your toes and on the bottoms of your feet.
Teens and Prescription Drugs
Many young people take prescription drugs because they believe they are safer than street drugs, but they can be just as dangerous if taken improperly.
The Cluster Headache: Just Like Clockwork
Cluster headaches -- called "cluster" because of their pattern of striking in groups or clusters -- hit at the same time of day for a period of weeks or months, then vanish as suddenly and as mysteriously as they appeared.
The High Cost of Smoking
When people consider the cost of smoking, they usually focus on the cost of the cigarettes alone. But that's only the first step.
The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure
Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.
The Metabolic Syndrome: At Risk for Depression
People with more visceral fat or an apple-shaped body—two factors associated with the metabolic syndrome—are more likely to have depression.
The Skinny on Skin
The skin is your body's largest organ. It protects you against bacteria, viruses, dirt, wind, heat and cold. And it serves as a "window" to the body, alerting doctors when something is wrong.
The 'Soft Teeth' Myth
Children who inherit the family trait of cavities don’t have “soft teeth,” as many people suspect. Instead, a mother’s dental history may be to blame. But with the right habits, you can help prevent cavities in your little one.
The Truth About Triglycerides
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.
The Word on Talk Therapy
Talk therapy helps people gain insight into and resolve their problems through verbal exchanges with the therapist.
There's Hope for Sciatica
Sciatica is often painful but rarely causes serious or permanent damage.
Thriving After a Heart Attack
Over the long term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you.
Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function
Tinea Infections (Ringworm)
Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Symptoms of tonsillitis vary greatly depending on the cause of the infection, and can occur either suddenly or gradually.
Detailed information on tonsillitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment