Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

Hair Cure for a Hangover

Have a hangover? Feel like pulling your hair out? Good idea, but don't go all the way. Just pull your…

Kidney

Is It Just a Bladder Infection…or Are Your Kidneys in Danger?

My friend Jean was chagrined to have unwittingly risked her health. "It felt like a barely-there bladder infection, so I…

Kidney

Even a Little Exercise Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones, those hard deposits of minerals and acid salts, can cause excruciating pain as they pass through the urinary…

Diseases & Conditions

Take the Ouch Out of Stings

Man, it hurts when you get a bee (or wasp) sting or mosquito (or fly) bite. If you wake up…

Heart

Therapeutic Hypothermia Saves Heart Patients—So Why Don’t Hospitals Do It?

Cardiac arrest occurs when a disruption of the heart’s normal rhythm causes the heart to stop beating. When it happens…

Fibromyalgia

Key to Fibromyalgia Pain Lies In the Skin of the Palms

People with fibromyalgia experience near-constant widespread pain, their hands and feet ache, and they often feel exhausted and foggy-brained. Yet…

Dementia

General Anesthesia Linked to Dementia…Even Years Later

Given a choice, many people would prefer to have general anesthesia and sleep through surgery rather than have local anesthesia…

Menopause

Can Early Menopause Hurt Your Heart?

Some women experience menopause quite early in life—even in their early or mid-40s. If this describes you or someone you’re…

Alzheimer's

5 Surprising Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Every 68 seconds, another American develops Alzheimer’s disease, the fatal brain disease that steals memory and personality. It’s the fifth-leading…

Stroke

The New Way to Prevent Stroke

Being vigilant about these unexpected risk factors could save your life What if there were more to preventing a stroke…

Fibromyalgia

Hatha Yoga Offers Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Widespread musculoskeletal pain, relentless fatigue, anxiety and depression are among the symptoms that plague fibromyalgia patients, most of whom are…

Cancer Treatment

Getting Ready for Your First Cancer Consultation

When you receive a diagnosis of cancer, you may feel as if you’re suddenly on an alien planet, with no…

Neuromuscular

The Ultimate Exercise Plan for Restless Legs

You may not need drugs after all… If you have ever had throbbing, pins-and-needles, creepy-crawling or other uncomfortable sensations in…

Breast Cancer

Best Cancer-Screening Tests for Women with Dense Breasts

Have you ever been told that you have dense breasts? It’s an important piece of information because women who have…

Heart

Heart Patients: Need an ICD? Dual-Chamber Devices Are Riskier

Without a doubt, the implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) saves lives. Surgically placed under the skin of the chest, it detects…