Lyme disease is a tick-borne bacterial infection that most often targets the skin, joints, brain, and heart, although any part of the body can be affected.
At first glance, visiting the pain-reliever section of your drugstore might just give you a headache -- if you don't already have one. After all, there are more than 150 products on the market to choose from.
Athlete's foot usually develops between your toes and on the bottoms of your feet.
Many young people take prescription drugs because they believe they are safer than street drugs, but they can be just as dangerous if taken improperly.
Cluster headaches -- called "cluster" because of their pattern of striking in groups or clusters -- hit at the same time of day for a period of weeks or months, then vanish as suddenly and as mysteriously as they appeared.
If you have COPD, it may be difficult to tell whether you also have heart failure (HF). This is because the two diseases have similar symptoms and common risk factors.
Fibroid tumors may sound like a serious condition, but for many women who have them, they're just a fact of life.
Most stomachaches are nothing more than indigestion or gas. But stomach pain also could be appendicitis, gallstones, or a tubal pregnancy.
When people consider the cost of smoking, they usually focus on the cost of the cigarettes alone. But that's only the first step.
If you have high blood pressure, you need to know, so you can control it. If you don't, you increase your risk for serious illness.
Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.
Anxiety and stress are the most common causes of insomnia. But sleeplessness can also be caused by a variety of medical conditions, medications and environmental factors.
People with more visceral fat or an apple-shaped body—two factors associated with the metabolic syndrome—are more likely to have depression.
Pelvic pain, disabling cramps, extreme fatigue, painful sex, or infertility—all can warn of endometriosis.
The experts say most of us can have whiter teeth. What's more, many of us can do it ourselves with an over-the-counter (OTC) tooth-whitening product.
Chemotherapy and radiation treatments save lives. They also can bring a variety of temporary but unpleasant side effects.
Children who inherit the family trait of cavities don’t have “soft teeth,” as many people suspect. Instead, a mother’s dental history may be to blame. But with the right habits, you can help prevent cavities in your little one.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that greatly raises your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.
Kidney disease is a stealth illness. It may often be silent for many years -- until it has reached an advanced stage.
Talk therapy helps people gain insight into and resolve their problems through verbal exchanges with the therapist.
Sciatica is often painful but rarely causes serious or permanent damage.
When there's just a bit of a bite in the air, it's time to get outdoors and have some fun. Here are some ideas for fall activities that will get your family moving.
Over the long term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you.
What causes thyroid disorders, and why do they strike women five to eight times more often than men? The answers aren't clear.
If you have congestive heart failure, knowing your body can help you manage your condition.
Whether you pack a suitcase every week or once a year, you probably know that traveling takes a little extra preparation when you have asthma.
The demands of work and family don’t always allow us to control when or where we have to travel. And with the increasing number of U.S. cases of the 2009 H1N1 flu, busy travelers have another reason to feel stressed.
Youngsters' most common head pain is a tension headache—a dull ache that feels like pressure around the head.