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    Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that is most common in people over the age of 65. There is… environment and your lifestyle habits also affect your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. A history of head trauma, cardiovascular or heart problems, diabetes, and obesity appear to…

  • Two women sitting in grass stretching before exercising

    The Exercise Habit

    Daily exercise is a good habit and important for a healthy mind and body… can see them. What are the benefits of regular exercise? Reduces your risk and complications of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Keeps joints, tendons, and ligaments flexible, which…

  • New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

    Typically, the excitement of New Year’s resolutions lasts until sometime around the mid February. Make this the year that you… place, it could be time to see your doctor. Prolonged lack of sleep can lead to serious medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain,…

  • Flatulence/Gas

    Flatulence is another name for gas. It happens when air stays in your abdomen after you eat. It can be… to feel better when I have gas? What can I do to feel better when I feel bloated? Do I need to keep a food…

  • A female holds her hands behind her back. Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins in your rectum or around your anus. They are very common, especially in people who are pregnant.

    Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins in your rectum or around your anus. They are very common, especially in people… there medicine I can take for hemorrhoids? Are there side effects? Are there any lifestyle changes I can do to relieve or prevent hemorrhoids? Resources…

  • Hands grabbing a bloated stomach

    Bloating

    Bloating is when your stomach is filled with air or gas from what you eat, your lifestyle, or for medical… What is bloating? The medical term is “meteorism.” But we all know the term “bloating” and the way it makes us feel. Bloating occurs in…

  • A sick woman with acute bronchitis coughs at her desk. Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into your lungs).

    Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into… What is acute bronchitis? Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes. These are the airways that carry…

  • Peyronie’s Disease

    Peyronie’s disease is the buildup of fibrous scar tissue in the penis, causing it to curve… What is Peyronie’s disease? Peyronie’s disease is the buildup of fibrous scar tissue in the penis, causing it to curve. The curve can be slight to severe. A severe curve can…

  • A plastic model of intestines sits on a table in a doctor’s office where a patient is consulting with a doctor about her Crohn’s disease.

    Crohn’s Disease

    Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes ulcers to form in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract anywhere from… What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes ulcers to form in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract anywhere from the…

  • A doctor listens to a patient’s lungs with a stethoscope. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs usually caused by bacteria or a virus. Walking pneumonia is a mild case of pneumonia.

    Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. How serious it is depends on what caused the pneumonia, your age, and… What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It causes the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs to get inflamed (irritated and…

  • Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern. You fast during a certain period of time each day. You then eat during… You may have heard of the term intermittent fasting. It’s a popular topic nowadays. Some people talk about it when looking for a way…

  • Man clutching chest in pain as a result of coronary heart disease

    Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease caused by a buildup of plaque in your… What is coronary heart disease? Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is also called coronary artery disease (CAD)…

  • Rear view of the back of a thin woman showing ribs and spine

    Healthy Ways to Gain Weight If You’re Underweight

    While many people who are overweight have a hard time losing weight, being underweight can cause health problems, too… Weight loss is a serious issue in the United States. Consumers constantly see advertisements and news reports on trendy diets, flashy products, and magic pills promising…

  • Doctor holds the hand of a depressed female patient.

    Talking to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

    About 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Talking with your doctor about your mental health… Talking about mental illness can be hard. There is a stigma that surrounds mental health and mental illness. It can prevent people from getting…

  • Stethoscope resting on black chalkboard with the words Addison’s Disease

    Addison’s Disease

    Addison’s disease is a condition that affects your body’s adrenal glands. It interferes with your body’s ability to produce certain… What is Addison’s disease? Addison's disease is a condition that affects your body's adrenal glands. These glands are located on top of your kidneys…

  • A woman suffering from stomach pain lays on a couch. Several types of diarrhea medicine are available over-the-counter to help you feel better and ease your symptoms.

    Anti-diarrheal Medicines: OTC Relief for Diarrhea

    Several types of diarrhea medicine are available over-the-counter to help you feel better and ease your symptoms… Diarrhea is when you have frequent, watery bowel movements – three or more loose stools in a day. Many things can cause it, including: Virus Bacteria and parasites…

  • Woman holding antacid tablet and glass of water

    Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

    Indigestion happens when your body has trouble digesting food. Anyone can get indigestion, either on occasion or as part of… What is indigestion (dyspepsia)? Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a common condition. It can happen when your body has trouble digesting food. It…

  • A collection of calcium-rich foods including cheese, milk and yogurt.

    Calcium: What You Need to Know

    Calcium keeps your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Your body can’t make its own calcium, so it’s important to… Calcium is a mineral in your body that is also found in many foods. Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones…