Diseases and Conditions Encyclopedia
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Alcohol-dependent employees incur twice the health care costs of the average employee, are more likely to steal from their employers, are more likely to be involved in workplace accidents and are five times more likely to file worker’s compensation claims.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with more than a million new cases diagnosed each year.
If you don't have a family meal each day, it's time to get out the plates. Table time yields benefits that go far beyond food.
Circuit training refers to a series of exercises done one after the other with little rest between. A complete series makes up one circuit.
Having a limb fall asleep and then feeling pins and needles is more common if you have poor circulation.
Both men and women should wear safety shoes and boots appropriate for the job and designed specifically to protect feet.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
obesity increases the risk for illness from 30 serious medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and several types of cancer.
If you drink, you most likely want to drink reasonably and responsibly. But what are the factors that can help you keep a check on your blood-alcohol content so you don't embarrass yourself or, worse, hurt yourself or others?
While you want to make sure your child gets the right vitamins and minerals, it's best for kids to get all the nutrients they need from food. But there are some children who may need a supplement.
Kids need to move to build cognitive and motor skills and to learn that physical activity is fun.
Yoga improves flexibility, increases strength, reduces stress and develops a mind/body connection.
How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?
Is it almost time to go back to work? The idea of leaving your baby with strangers might be hard to swallow. But finding good day care doesn’t have to be difficult, if you follow this advice.
All three are essential for good health.
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.
Need inspiration? Look to these five Americans who show just how physical you can get in later life.
Do you make these fitness mistakes? Failing to warm up? Using improper form? Doing the same old routine? Focusing work on one area of the body? Exercising too hard or barely breaking a sweat?
Whether you want to run a marathon or just start exercising regularly, having a goal is an important tool.
Exercise is good for you. But by doing it intermittently, you run the risk of a sports injury.
Cold weather doesn't have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside.
Fruit is one of nature's perfect foods. It's packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, without fat. Even though they are filling, most are naturally low in calories.
You and your kids need to eat right. But with your busy schedule, it's tough to make sure everyone has nutritious meals and snacks. Check out these timesaving tips for preparing nutritious meals for the whole family.
Chances are you know you need minerals such as calcium and iron. But five lesser-known minerals also deserve your attention.
Your kitchen is a hub for family life -- but it's also rife with risks. While you can't foresee every hazard, you can make the room safer.
Aging can make it harder to remember some things. But by focusing on your potential and continuing to exercise your mind, you may be able to boost your memory power. Here are some strategies.
Stress can make COPD symptoms worse. Here are some quick ways to stay calm.
A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.
In recent years, an increasing amount of scientific evidence has supported the idea that people can do quite a lot on their own to lengthen their life span and to enhance the quality of life as they age. Here are five steps to take every day that can promote healthy aging and boost longevity.
Some joint implants can set off security alarms in airports. Follow these tips on traveling after joint replacement surgery.
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.
If you're a woman of childbearing age, one of the B vitamins -- folate -- is especially critical.
Exercising outdoors can be fun and enjoyable, but you should keep personal safety in mind before you head out the door.
America has a weight problem. More than half of us are classified as overweight, say officials at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the trend shows no signs of slowing down.
Here a rundown on the dates you find on food labels and what those dates mean, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Low-calorie, high-fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables fill you up but don't add that much to your daily calorie total.
Wearing the appropriate type of shoe is the most important part of foot care for walkers.
The elbow press is a type of stretching exercise that bends the back backward, in an extension.
Veneers can fix a variety of problems—teeth too short, too far apart, misshapen, or damaged. But the most common reason for veneers is discoloration.
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
Bee stings are least painful when the stinger is removed as fast as possible -- by any means.
No matter what your activity -- even standing or sitting with good posture -- you use your core muscles.
The amount of cholesterol in your blood has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease.
There's a lot you can do to head off eye problems, including following a healthy diet and getting regular eye checkups.
Citing the latest research on the brain, experts say chess, Scrabble, Monopoly -- even jigsaw puzzles or tic-tac-toe -- help children build analytical, organizational and creative skills.
Men are missing opportunities to detect and address medical problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
When should you have your cholesterol checked? Be screened for colorectal cancer? Here's a timeline for screenings and checkups.
You can avoid nutritional problems by selecting the right foods, making mealtimes more enjoyable and adjusting your cooking habits.
For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?
Whatever the reason for needing a new primary care physician, these suggestions can help you find the right doctor.
Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with just brushing and flossing.
Some weight gain is unavoidable, because as the body ages, body fat increases as lean muscle mass and bone mass decrease. Body weight increases until you reach age 60, when it begins to decline.
As you age, your risk for falling increases. More than one-third of people ages 65 and older and half of those ages 75 and older fall each year. And many falls in older adults result in fractures and other severe injuries.
Although anyone can suffer from depression, it is particularly common among older adults. Depression affects 15 out of every 100 adults older than 65.
Introducing some of your cherished tunes to a grandchild may provide a great catalyst for imparting information about your past.
The Internet is a great way to stay connected. Older adults can use it to send messages, keep in touch with family, learn new things or be entertained.
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
Women often perceive heart disease as an older person's disease that need not concern them until menopause.
Women who are obese or who have gained more than 44 pounds since they were 18 years old are about two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than lean women who have not gained a lot of weight.
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.
About half of all prescriptions are not used correctly by patients, experts say. And nearly a quarter of patients never bother to get their prescriptions filled.
Common asthma triggers are dust mites, pets and pet dander, cockroaches, mold, tobacco smoke and pollen.
Many Americans are betting that "functional" foods—also called herbs, supplements, nutraceuticals or phytochemicals—can make them healthier. Whether they get what they pay for -- or more than they bargained for -- is an issue that concerns some experts.
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