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Your Body

A Quick Look at Reflexes
What happens when your healthcare provider taps on your knee with a rubber mallet? Your leg kicks forward, seemingly on its own. And in a sense, your leg has a mind of its own — in your spinal cord.
Alcohol and Older Adults
Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. But alcohol can affect older adults differently. Here's what you should know.
All About the Stomach
Your stomach's starring role is as an organ essential for digestion. The stomach breaks down all the food you eat.
Anatomy of the Endocrine System
The endocrine system includes not only the pancreas—the organ involved in the development of diabetes—but also the pituitary, thyroid, and other glands.
Basics About Your Newborn Baby's Body
Even the best-prepared parents may be surprised by a few things that are quite normal in newborns.
Care of Children's Mouth and Teeth
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old. Here's what you need to know.
Checking Your Own Blood Pressure
Did you know you can purchase your own blood pressure monitor and check the reading yourself at home?
Dental Implants
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and possible risks.
Do You Know the Other Signs of Skin Cancer?
You probably know that a weird mole might be skin cancer and should be checked out by your health care provider. But do you know these other signs of skin cancer?
Ear, Nose, and Throat Facts
Read on for a detailed look at the parts that make up the ear, nose, and throat.
Exercise and Target Heart Rate
The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Heart rate monitors, which monitor your heart rate while you exercise, can help you do that with ease.
Exercise Ideas for Older Adults
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.
For Adults: To Nap or Not to Nap?
Like many people, you may struggle for a good night's sleep. A daytime nap may seem like a good way to recoup some of that lost slumber. But you may be dozing at your own risk.
For Seniors: Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted
The number of older people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.
Get Back to Nature with Forest Bathing
What’s the remedy for too much time inside? You may want to take a forest bath—it just means spending time in nature among the trees.
Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life
It doesn't take a thunderous rock concert to cause hearing loss. Any repeated high-volume experiences or 1-shot booms can damage the delicate nerve cells of your inner ear. Here's what you need to know.
How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?
Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.
Insomnia
Insomnia is trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. One in 3 adults has bouts of insomnia.
Introduction to Menopause
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.
Overview of Sleep Problems
There are many types of sleep disorders. They can interfere with health and quality of life. Sleep problems can range from insomnia to snoring.
Proven Ways to Kick the Habit
Although kicking the habit can be challenging, it is very possible. The key is to have a plan.
Relaxation Techniques That Really Work
To keep stress at a minimum and reduce its effects on your life, you need to find and practice healthy ways to manage it.
Scars
Detailed information on the different types of scars, and how to treat them.
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.
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 Power of Meditation
Meditation allows you to become more aware and more deliberate about your actions. It teaches you how to respond rather than react to situations in your life.
Thyroid Gland
Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function
Use the Power of Oatmeal to Enhance Your Beauty Routine
Oatmeal can do more than make for a hearty morning meal. It can also serve as a star ingredient in cosmetics and other personal care products.
Voice Disorders
A voice disorder is when a person has a problem with pitch, volume, tone, and other qualities of their voice. These problems occur when the vocal cords don't vibrate normally.
What’s Ailing You?
It’s sniffles season again. But how can you tell whether you have a cold, the flu, or another infection? This symptom guide might point you in the right direction.
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