Atherosclerosis can be devastating, causing strokes, heart attacks and death. The good news is that you can take steps to protect yourself from this disease.
In many cases of suicide or attempted suicide, undiagnosed and untreated mental illness—especially depression—is to blame.
Here are suggestions on how to prevent most types of burns.
The 911 emergency response system, a hospital emergency room, and your doctor are your choices when you need prompt medical help.
Vaccinations not only protect your child from deadly diseases such as polio, tetanus, and diphtheria, but they also keep other children safe by eliminating or greatly decreasing dangerous diseases that used to spread from child to child.
The more sedentary you are, the more likely you are to lose flexibility, endurance, strength, balance and coordination, which in turn will affect every aspect of your life.
Did you know that electrical currents flow throughout your body? Because the strongest of these travels through your heart, doctors are able to monitor your heart by placing electrical sensors on the surface of your skin. They do this by giving you an electrocardiogram -- abbreviated either ECG or EKG (from the original German spelling of the word).
Did you wash your hands this morning? Bravo! Washing your hands helps prevent the spread of potentially dangerous germs.
If you're scheduled for an X-ray or imaging test, here are some things you should know about various procedures, what they're used for and any risks involved.
Anyone who doesn't dress warmly enough or gets overheated then chilled while outside risks developing hypothermia.
Each year, two out of every three deaths in the United States are caused by cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. That figure could be significantly reduced if Americans made healthier food choices, got more exercise, and stopped smoking.
A stress fracture occurs when you increase the length or intensity of your workout too quickly.
A good night’s sleep is as important to your health as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise. As we age, however, it can become more difficult to get deep sleep.
Shunning milk and the sun is more and more common for children, and the result is a lack of vitamin D.
Your skin contains oil that protects it from drying out and from extreme temperatures, but your lips do not.