Insomnia is trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. One in 3 adults has bouts of insomnia.
Detailed anatomical description of human liver, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations
Everyone has experienced low back pain at one time or another. Most people can recover from low back pain with home treatment, such as changes in activity, weight loss, quitting smoking, and other steps. Sometimes medicine or surgery is needed.
Need another reason to skip dessert? A new study found that consuming just 300 fewer calories each day can help protect your heart. And it’s not just about losing weight (although shedding a few pounds could be an added bonus). In fact, people who are already lean and healthy can reap the same heart-health benefits by cutting calories as those with extra to burn.
Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don't treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their heart. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making the following lifestyle changes.
The millions of Americans diagnosed with heart and cardiovascular diseases can benefit from making healthy choices in their day-to-day lives.
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.
For some people, taking medication every day can help prevent migraines and make them less painful when they occur.
Moving your child from the crib to a first bed is a milestone event. But more than the bittersweet emotional concerns, your priorities will be safety and a healthy sleep routine.
In an effort to reduce opioid-related deaths, the U.S. Surgeon General recently released a public health advisory on the use of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone.
Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.
Many people are unaware they have osteoporosis until they have advanced symptoms, which may include a broken hip or wrist, low back pain or a hunched back.
There are many types of sleep disorders. They can interfere with health and quality of life. Sleep problems can range from insomnia to snoring.
Older women still need health checkups and screening tests, including regular gynecological exams.
Regular dental checkups and cleanings, along with brushing and flossing often, are important for a healthy mouth and a health pregnancy.
Joint replacements are safe and effective, but there’s an alternative: taking steps to care for the joints you already have. Be kind to your joints by:
If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen or other devices with screens, you may suffer from symptoms of eye strain. Eye strain is a common problem, but you can take steps to reduce your discomfort.
Good preventive steps: Warm up before you work out, alternate days for exercising certain muscle groups, and cool down when you're done.
Balls. Bats. Bruises. Sports injuries are common in young athletes. But the physical demands, equipment, and skills needed for each sport are different. It’s important to know what to look out for in which sport to protect against injury.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. But just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
Every year, thousands of Americans die because of medical errors. Such errors can occur anywhere in the health-care system and can involve medicines, surgery, diagnosis, equipment and lab reports.
Stingers occur when the shoulder and head go in opposite directions, the head is moved quickly to one side, or the area above the collarbone is hit.
Domestic violence is behavior someone uses to control a spouse, partner, date, or elderly relative through fear and threats. Read on for detailed information.
Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. Emotional abuse can affect you in serious ways as well. Read on to learn more.
To keep stress at a minimum and reduce its effects on your life, you need to find and practice healthy ways to manage it.
Rotavirus is a contagious virus that causes nausea and diarrhea. It is the leading cause of severe infectious diarrhea in children.
You can help your child by being prepared and preventing injuries from happening. It is important to take charge of your child's health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe.