Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old. Here's what you need to know.
Celiac disease is a digestive disease. It damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Here's what you need to know.
Claudication is pain in your thigh, calf, or buttocks that happens when you walk. It may be a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). This is when narrowed or blocked arteries reduce the blood flow to your legs.
As a patient, understanding the basics of the guidelines can help you take a more active role in your treatment.
Detailed information on the differences between cold symptoms and symptoms of allergies
Color blindness is when you can't see colors in a normal way. It does not mean you can't see any colors at all.
What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself? Read on to learn how to prepare.
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and possible risks.
Depression is not a natural part of growing old. It's a health condition that should be treated aggressively. Read on to learn more.
Here are some common terms that may help you describe your skin condition to your healthcare provider.
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren't easy to talk about with your healthcare provider.
About 30 out of 100 people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated. Read on to learn more.
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
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?
The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
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.
The tissue that lines the uterus is called the endometrium. Normally, if a woman doesn’t get pregnant, this tissue is shed each month during her period. In endometriosis, tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue implants outside the uterus.This can cause pain, heavy periods, and infertility.
When you have diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin. Or it can't use the insulin that it makes. Read on to learn more about this condition.
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect your neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs.
How do you know when your emotions are the everyday kind that are likely to get better with time? Or when it's time to get help? Read on to find out.
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.
Here are the basics about flu and shingles vaccines.
People who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don't always see a healthcare provider when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a healthcare provider who is uninformed.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. The symptoms of gestational diabetes usually go away after delivery. But sometimes they do not, or you may develop type 2 diabetes later.
If you’re interested in joining an online support group, read on to learn more about finding one that's right for you.
Healthcare providers who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become nearsighted or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
Even though you know death is a part of life, losing a loved one is one of the most difficult events you can experience. Understanding grief and learning how to cope can help you heal and move forward with your life as you honor the person you miss.
Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.