Diseases and Conditions Encyclopedia
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If your job requires you to sit for much of the day, sooner or later you may experience pain in your back, neck, shoulder, hands or wrists.
During labor, you and your doctor may decide to turn to a laborist—an OB/GYN who works on site at the hospital and specializes in caring for women in labor.
Laser vision surgery is a popular treatment of vision problems that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Gestational diabetes does not cause birth defects. Most women with gestational diabetes have healthy, full-term babies.
Prescription medications have joined the ranks of new cars and breakfast cereals. Many of them are being marketed directly to the public through ads on television and in magazines. Some medications get so much free publicity they don't need to be advertised.
Before you walk in the door to work, make sure you bring along your talent, knowledge, skills and positive attitude.
If an attack becomes severe, the person may have to go to the hospital. If you have a child with asthma, you know how hard it is to watch your child struggle during an asthma attack.
Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives. Instead of looking on their diagnoses as sentences to be invalids, they have used them as catalysts to make positive changes in their lives.
The average American older than 65 takes two to seven prescription drugs daily; managing these medications properly is essential for good health.
As concern grows over children's harmful weight, physical education gets less and less emphasis in many schools.
Is that pain in your leg the first sign of arthritis? Or is it peripheral arterial disease, a serious condition linked to an elevated risk for heart attack and stroke?
Your heart pumps blood through 60,000 miles of vessels. But it gets help in this huge task from your body's other muscles, especially those in the legs.
So who's in charge, the parent or grandparent? Experts say it's the parent's job to parent unless grandparents are told otherwise.
Does your lunch just happen? Is it often a last-minute decision of where to eat and whether or not you want fries with your burger? If so, maybe it's time to show lunch a little more respect.
As much as parents might want to hurry their little ones to the next stage of development, most children follow the same general growth and development pattern that can't be changed much.
Whatever the nature of your loss, active grieving can help you get through the following months and years.
Parents can do a lot to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in their kids—even if the parents already have it.
Life as a cancer survivor can be as rich and rewarding as you decide to make it. In fact, increased awareness of mortality is all some people need to feel more alive than ever.
If you've tried a dozen diets but the pounds always sneak back, you may be able to lose them for good by making strength-training an integral part of your weight-loss program.
Pitchers ages 10 and under can throw no more than 75 pitches a game. After that, they can't pitch until they rest for four days.
If you have CHF, it's important to stick with your treatment, even when you're feeling better. You also need to maintain healthy habits.
If you have low-vision symptoms, talk to your eye-care professional, who can help you find resources and visual devices to make the most of your remaining vision.
Healthy lifestyle choices can help you enjoy a better quality of life for an increasing number of years. The best news is that it’s never too late to get started.
A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.
Learning about your condition and doing your best to manage it can help you live a less fearful and more expansive life.
Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that can have a variety of causes. There are acute and chronic forms of eczema. Two common types of eczema are atopic and contact dermatitis.
You have a number of tools at your disposal for better managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and living a healthy, enjoyable life.
Here are strategies that can help you troubleshoot and personalize your weight-loss plan to manage common workplace weight-loss roadblocks.
Barbecuing uses healthy cooking techniques for a low-fat, healthy lifestyle -- especially when compared with frying.
After you have been successfully treated for breast cancer, you face another potential problem—lymphyphedema, a swelling that occurs in the arm, breast, or chest area after breast cancer treatment.
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