Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function
Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment
About 50 million Americans have tinnitus. For nearly 25% of them, the noise they hear is distracting enough that they get medical advice. Here's what you should know.
A tonsillectomy may be recommended if your child has throat infections that keep coming back. Adenoidectomy is recommended if your child has a lot of trouble breathing through the nose. Often the tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time.
Tonsillitis means that your tonsils are inflamed. Your tonsils are large, fleshy glands at the back of your throat. These glands make antibodies that help fight infection.
If you have heart failure, knowing your body can help you manage your condition.
There are some extra challenges when traveling with asthma. The tips here can help you prevent asthma symptoms. And they will make your travel easier.
If you're pregnant with twins, you'll want to carefully consider this advice. It can help increase your chances for a full-term pregnancy.
Atherosclerosis can start as early as childhood and can lead to many health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Scientists believe bone spurs happen because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.
Too often, diabetes leads to kidney disease. But it doesn't have to. When kidney problems are caught early, you can take steps to prevent more serious kidney disease.
At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. Read on for a helpful overview of the 3 main types of eating disorders.
In the past, a woman who miscarried several times might never know why it happened. Today, more and more women are finding out the causes of their recurrent miscarriages.
Spirometry is an easy test that tells your healthcare provider how well your lungs are working.
Having a limb fall asleep and then feeling pins and needles is more common if you have poor circulation.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not being able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage.
When wetting happens in a child who is old enough to control his or her bladder, it’s known as enuresis. Here's what you need to know.
Keep these guidelines in mind when looking for allergy relief.
Uterine fibroids are tumors in a woman's uterus. They are usually not cancer.
Detailed information on varicose veins, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and full-color anatomical illustrations
A look at some of the major air pollutants, and how they can affect you.
Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's healthcare provider.
A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke or warning stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke.
Cardiac asthma can the same symptoms as true asthma. But the symptoms are caused by heart failure, which leads to fluid buildup in the lungs.
For some people, frightening memories of a terrible event can come back months or even years after the ordeal. In reliving the event, people become fearful and unable to cope with daily life. Read on to learn more about PTSD.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic illness. It begins with inflammation in the rectum and can progress to involve much or all of the large intestine.
Learning symptoms of mental illness can help you recognize when you or a loved one need help.
Nausea and vomiting can make you feel miserable. But it's important to remember that these are not diseases. Rather, they are symptoms of many illnesses.
Millions of Americans are affected by sinusitis every year. But it's often misdiagnosed and misunderstood by people with the condition. Here's what you need to know.