Diseases and Conditions Encyclopedia
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Is your new baby getting enough iron? It’s important to know. The mineral provides fuel for growth spurts, brain development and more. Find out the exact amount your new baby needs and good food sources of iron.
Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
For many women, the "baby blues" pass quickly. For others, the feelings of sadness don't ease and may become worse.
Because most brain development takes place after birth, parents have many opportunities to contribute to the brain's healthy development.
Although your spine and the muscles that support it are meant to be flexible, it’s important not to twist the spine when you turn.
Whether you have tried to lose weight on your own or with the help of a weight-loss program, the focus is too often on severely restrictive diets and unrealistic goals, nutrition experts say.
Between 12 and 30 percent of people with heart failure also have diabetes. This double diagnosis makes it especially important that you manage both conditions. Here’s how.
Combining opposing flavors and textures can add interest without adding much fat. And joining sweet to sour can help reduce the amount of salt you put on food.
To keep the scales of work and life balanced, you must be organized. This means you must not only organize your stuff, but also your time.
The secret to the trendy "boot-camp" workout is mixing calorie-burning cardio intervals with moves that build strength using the weight of your own body.
Even the best-prepared parents may be surprised by a few things that are quite normal in newborns.
Experts say players can avoid injury by strengthening muscles through a supervised weight-training program before the season. That helps prevent injuries to knees and ankles, the most common court injuries.
With a few cutting-edge tips from experts who use knives for a living -- top chefs -- you can avoid the biggest danger of kitchen work.
Don't let cold temperatures or rain deter you from your walking routine. Take weather-related precautions, and a change in the weather won't tempt you to skip your workout.
If you live in an area where winter brings snow, slush and ice, the best advice about driving in these conditions is not to. But if you must venture out, be prepared.
All beans are similar in nutritional makeup, so pick the size and color you like. You can use a variety of beans to mix colors and textures.
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have risen steadily to affect nearly 10 million women (and 1 million men).
Do not become angry if your child can't stay dry during the night. Never punish or tease your child for bed-wetting. Support and patience are the keys in helping your child.
Remember scenes from old movies where the husband paces around the waiting room while his wife is in labor? As a father-to-be today, you know that you can participate throughout your partner's pregnancy.
Some excuses—I weigh too much, I'm too old, I have too many health problems—are in themselves strong arguments for increasing physical activity.
Strong abdominal muscles do more for you than just giving you a trim profile. They help stabilize your torso, which reduces aches and pains in your lower back.
Poopy diapers are bad enough, but who wants to deal with baby’s diarrhea? Unfortunately the condition isn’t just a smelly mess, it’s also a health concern, because it can lead to dangerous dehydration.
Contacts that aren't properly prescribed and cared for can lead to allergic reactions, bacterial infections, corneal ulcers, and corneal scrapes. Some problems can end in blindness.
Firms are advertising herbs and supplements as remedies for everything from colds and asthma to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but dietary supplements and herbal mixtures aimed at children may be a waste of money -- and a threat to their health.
Scientists have learned that other substances may give you and your doctor new clues about your heart disease risk. And that's good news. Coronary heart disease, in which fatty deposits build up in your arteries, is the nation's top killer.
Whether on an adult or a child, a helmet that has been approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and fits correctly will cushion the head in a fall and protect it from impact with other objects.
Riding a bicycle can be an excellent fitness activity. Cyclists can burn 400 to 700 calories an hour when they're pedaling at a good pace.
This technique can ease migraines and tension-type headaches, as well as low back pain and fibromyalgia.
High blood pressure has joined type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol on a list of ailments that once struck only adults but now afflict children.
Every minute of every day, millions of blood cells trek through about 60,000 miles of blood vessels -- enough to stretch from New York City to San Francisco 23 times -- delivering oxygen and nutrients to every tissue. Your cardiovascular system includes your heart and two basic kinds of blood vessels: arteries and veins.
Scientists believe bone spurs occur because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.
The back press exercise strengthens your abdominal muscles and improves spinal flexibility.
It’s tough being a teenager. As a parent, you can help your daughter like what she sees in the mirror.
The most important thing that friends and family can do for an alcoholic is to stop enabling the addictive behavior.
The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
A routine isn't necessarily bad; it can be comforting because it adds structure to your life and it isn't stressful. But dissatisfaction may start to gnaw at you and erode your self-esteem if you believe you want something more in your life.
Early diagnosis is one key to effective asthma management. This helps you prevent or minimize damage to airways and lungs that accumulates over time. Once the disease is diagnosed, it's important you take control of it. Proper treatment includes seeing your health care provider regularly.
If you want to develop a closer relationship with teen grandchildren, the key is arranging for one-on-one time, without parents in the picture.
We bruise when blood vessels beneath our skin rupture and bleed. As alarming as these purplish marks can be, they're usually harmless. With passing years, however, they become increasingly common with the mildest bump or blow.
Selecting toothpaste is largely a matter of personal preference, but all adults should use toothpaste containing fluoride.
You can help prevent osteoporosis by including enough calcium in your diet and exercising regularly.
If you're tired of turkey, bored by bologna and had it with ham, think about giving some va-va-va-voom to what you put in your child's brown bag.
Grandparents can play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. In some families, they are the caregivers; in others, they help make lasting memories through special visits.
You can now add bullying to the list of things made easier by technology. Bullies use e-mail, instant messaging, and text messaging on cell phones to reach victims.
Bullying is intentional tormenting that can be physical, social, or psychological. Hitting, shoving, threatening, shunning, and spreading rumors can all be forms of bullying. Kids who experience bullying can become depressed, develop low self-esteem, avoid school, feel physically ill, and even think about killing themselves.
If you take a healthy attitude toward stress in your travel plans, the payoffs include improved physical well-being, mental alertness and better job performance.
Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, steering and braking on a tricycle or "big wheel" cycle, and around age 4 are ready to try a two-wheeler with training wheels.
Toy-related injuries send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year. Most injuries occur when parents give their children toys meant for older children.
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