For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.
If you are like most people with heart disease, you have several providers who each treat you for a different health issue.
Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease.
Participating in a disease management program gives you the chance to ask questions about exercise, medication, diet, and other treatment options.
People with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than people with healthy gums.
A short glossary of medical terms associated with heart disease.
If you have congestive heart failure, you may wonder if physical activity is good for you.
Heart failure makes it hard for oxygen to get into the blood, causing shortness of breath.
Recent studies have found that people who take proton pump inhibitors are significantly more likely to break their hipbone or any other bone.
In many cases, the progression to high blood pressure occurs within four years of being diagnosed with prehypertension.
Having a chronic condition such as COPD can lead to depression. You can get help. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms.
When hair loss becomes excessive, resulting in thinning hair or bald patches on the scalp, factors other than the natural cycle of hair growth and loss are responsible.
Heel pain has many possible causes. Learning about the symptoms can help you take care of your heels and prevent problems.
A hernia doesn't occur overnight. The most common kind is actually set in motion right before you're born.
Almost everyone has a tension headache from time to time. These headaches aren’t caused by disease. They are so common they are considered to be “normal” headaches.
Air pollution hurts infants and children more than adults, studies show. Kids' lungs are still developing, they breathe faster and they spend more time outdoors.
Having asthma isn’t easy, and for most kids, neither is being a teen. Here are some common teen issues and suggestions for easing your child’s concerns.
You and your loved ones will benefit if they understand your condition and how best to help.
Caring for someone you love who is sick or disabled is never easy. When the illness affects your loved one’s state of mind, the demands placed on you can be especially difficult.
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.
A rehabilitation program often can help heart patients live better with their disease and recover from medical procedures like surgery and angioplasty. But experts say that only 25 percent of those who could benefit from cardiac rehab are getting it.
Most Americans survive a first heart attack. By taking action, however, they can significantly reduce their chances for a second heart attack.
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Over time, HCV can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Most people who have hepatitis C don’t have any symptoms for years. Many don’t know that they are infected until their liver is already damaged.
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the second leading cause of kidney disease in the United States, after diabetes.
Knowing the definitions of terms your doctor may use when talking with you about your blood pressure is important.
In recent years, researchers have discovered new and better ways to detect and treat breast cancer—and to keep it from coming back.
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
Every breath can be a chore when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Influenza, with its fever, aches, fatigue and threat of complications, seems a uniquely human illness. But the flu, caused by a virus, can infect animals and birds, as well.