What’s different about this year’s flu season is that you need two different vaccinations—one to protect against the three seasonal flu strains that are circulating and a second vaccination to protect against 2009 H1N1 influenza.
You don't want to spend this winter battling a runny nose, a nagging cough or a fever. Here's what to do.
The way you respond to a heart attack can make a profound difference in what happens to you in the future.
Parents and pediatricians should know how to detect hearing problems at various stages during a child's first three years of life.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a disease; it is a disorder that interferes with the normal function of the large intestine (colon) and is characterized by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
Skin problems such as pimples, blackheads, rashes, and oily skin are common in both teens and adults. But you don't necessarily need a dermatologist to treat them.
Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing!
Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, people with fair skin who blush easily may be at the greatest risk for it.
You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.
Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat. But it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target.
You run two miles every other day and lift weights twice a week. You've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat. You don't smoke. When it comes to your health, you figure you've got everything covered. But when was the last time you saw your doctor for a health screening?
With today's world filled with flashing images of MTV, quick news reports, and fast-food restaurants on every corner, are we capable of concentrating as well as we used to?
A balance disorder is a disturbance of the inner ear that can make you feel unsteady or like you’re moving or spinning.
High blood pressure is a sneaky ailment. The condition has no symptoms that you can see or feel. Having your blood pressure checked is the only way to know if it is high.
Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.
Researchers found that those who received the acupuncture treatments had 22 fewer days of headache per year than those who did not receive acupuncture.
Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a tough choice: whether to medicate their children or not.
Technology has given us the automated external defibrillator (AED), which is turning up far from hospitals. Some schools and public buildings already have AEDs.
Many people think of asthma as a childhood disease, but it often occurs as a new condition in older adults.
As your eyes age, their lenses become less flexible, and they slowly lose their ability to focus. It's an ongoing, lifelong process called presbyopia, which you begin to notice between ages 40 and 45.
Most people know air pollution can hurt your lungs and make it tough to breathe. But a growing body of research shows air pollution can be as bad or worse for your heart.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in people older than 60.
Do you know the difference between normal changes in vision that occur with age and abnormal changes caused by age-related eye disease? Here are some answers.
Several kinds of medicine are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. Here are some of the main types.
According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Most people with color blindness -- also called color vision deficiency -- can see certain colors. Usually, the difficulty involves distinguishing between shades of red and green.
A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in the kidney out of substances normally dissolved in the urine.
Muscle cramps -- involuntary muscle contractions -- are common. But even though they can be quite painful, they don't cause damage.
Viruses are familiar from the common diseases they cause: colds and flu, for instance. But what are they, and how do they cause sickness?
Occupational asthma is a lung disease in which the airways overreact to dust, vapors, gases, smoke or fumes that exist in the workplace.