Diseases and Conditions Encyclopedia
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Having one of three common conditions can raise heart-disease risks. Many people have these conditions but don’t even know it.
Research is shedding light on ways to cut risk, and treatments can make life easier and more comfortable after a diagnosis.
When it comes to parenting, back injury is an occupational hazard. New mothers, whose backs have just endured the stresses of pregnancy and birth, are particularly vulnerable. So are taller fathers and mothers who must bend farther than others to scoop up tots from playpens.
You'll face new hassles as you sneeze and sniffle. You'll have to ask your pharmacist or a store worker for medications that include pseudoephedrine.
Advances in orthopedic technology are helping broken and fractured bones to heal quicker and more strongly than ever before.
For many smokers, nicotine substitutes can ease withdrawal symptoms such as headaches and restlessness.
Night terrors are sudden arousals from sleep often marked by a shriek, cry or some other sound just before awakening.
Even if you're fairly well conditioned, overdoing it may lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heatstroke, causing the body to lose its ability to sweat.
As cold weather settles in for the season and the days grow ever shorter, it's tempting to put off any thoughts of becoming active.
Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight or lose a few pounds, knowing the definitions of terms relating to diet and exercise can help you make good choices.
As we grow older and our bodies and lifestyles change, our nutritional needs change, as well.
Evidence is mounting that a healthful diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat -- or don't eat -- may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.
Nuts offer valuable fiber, protein, and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and vitamin E.
If your child is allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, such as walnuts, almonds or pecans, it's important that you teach him or her to ask about any treat offered at school or day care before eating it.
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