Diseases and Conditions Encyclopedia
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Besides being fun, dance offers a range of benefits—physical, mental, and social—that other activities can't match.
Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.
The basics of implant surgery haven't changed much in decades, but the materials dentists use have improved markedly.
Children with sealants have 50 percent less tooth decay than children without sealants, dental experts say.
A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
In general, only about three percent of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20 to 30 percent of persons in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Many office workers are doing simple exercises at their desks, with surprisingly healthy benefits.
Most of us know that diabetes can lead to severe complications, such as blindness, kidney disease and amputations. But did you know that diabetes also greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease?
Children who weigh too much face a broad array of health problems, with type 2 diabetes leading the list.
For people with diabetes, eyes and feet can be potential trouble spots. You should have an eye exam and a foot exam every year.
Although sugar-free soft drinks don’t add calories, they don’t provide nutrients either. And one study found that students who had been primed to think about their diets actually ate more when given small bags of potato chips than students who were given large bags.
With all the diets out there to choose from these days, it's hard to know which ones are legitimate and which are diet fads.
Making and following a weight-loss plan that includes balanced meals and exercise can help you attain a healthy weight.
Digital technology has spread to the dentist's office. Somewhere between 10 to 30 percent of dentists have forgone film, choosing instead digital X-rays that come with a number of advantages.
Diabetic autonomic neuropathy usually occurs after a person has had diabetes for at least 20 years or has had poor control of blood sugar.
Whether you have a turtle or a parrot or a tabby cat, the best prevention against disease is cleanliness.
Parents who take their child to the doctor frequently, let their child stay home from school, or pamper them with special attention when they are sick tend to produce kids who, as adults, go to the doctor frequently, stay home from work, and take longer to recover from illness.
Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.
Daily vitamin and mineral supplements are an option for people who don’t get enough essential nutrients through the foods they eat.
Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.
While facial exercises may not give you better skin, overall body exercise probably will.
Having a make-believe friend is a normal part of your child's growth and usually happens between ages 3 and 6.
Just about everybody loves a party. But if your party menu includes alcohol, be a smart host and insist that your guests to play it safe on the way home.
Thousands of people visit hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries linked to yard and garden equipment, home workshops, or cleaning and painting supplies.
Regular exercise is essential for managing diabetes—even if you have nerve damage due to high blood sugar. Just follow these precautions when you work out.
Your memory is built in three basic steps. Before you can remember something, you have to learn it.
If you're looking for a safe way to tan, a tanning booth or salon is not the answer, experts say.
The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
You've heard of vitamin C and calcium. But have you gotten the word on all the other nutrients you need for a healthy diet?
Women are more likely than men to have asthma. Women also have more asthma attacks.
Surgery is necessary only when vision reaches a point that, even with prescription lenses, a person is unable to see well enough to do the things he or she wants to do.
Some children grow more slowly than others. Height in the low normal range is still normal, doctors say.
The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.
Tips for getting the most from your relationship with your grandchildren.
For women, ill-fitting, irritating, or otherwise inappropriate clothing and accessories could contribute to health issues ranging from back pain to crooked toes to eye infections.
With drinking water, it's important to consider not just the water itself, but how that water gets to you.
No matter how good a driver you are, high speeds or impaired or careless driving by others can place you in danger.
When traveling by car, your chances for arriving safely increase with a healthy respect for the realities of the highway.
If you want to be fully informed, you should read the fine print connected with any drug that you intend to use.
A dry mouth may not sound like a health threat. But that parched feeling can cause tooth decay and gum trouble, as well as discomfort when eating or speaking.
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