The medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition begins in the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s.
When addicted, the drug user will do just about anything to obtain the drug.
If your child often has a sore throat, you may wonder whether he or she has tonsillitis, or inflamed tonsils.
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, most often affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips. It also can affect the hands and spine.
In the past, a woman who miscarried several times might never know why it happened. Today, more and more women are finding out the causes of their recurrent miscarriages.
It's called plastic surgery, but there's no plastic involved. In this case, "plastic" refers to the ability of the surgeon to reshape the skin, the face, or other body parts. With advances in technique and an aging population, plastic surgery is more popular than ever.
Keep these guidelines in mind when looking for allergy relief.
Antibiotics have been misused so much in recent years that doctors now face an alarming problem. Bacteria that once were easily controlled have become resistant to many antibiotics.
Earaches are common during childhood, but a vaccine can ease the pain for thousands of kids.
It's alarming to see them, twisted and bulging, on your legs or feet, but varicose veins usually aren't dangerous.
The most effective way to lower your dental bills is to take care of your teeth, and to make sure your children do the same.
Many stones are as small as a grain of sand. Other stones may be pea- or marble-sized and more difficult to pass.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks five major air pollutants that cause significant health effects: ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and microscopic particles called particulate matter.
Often called "mono" for short, mononucleosis is an infection by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), one of the herpes viruses.
Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.
A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke or warning stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke.
When you feel chest pain from blocked arteries, you might see an interventional cardiologist for treatment.
Cardiac asthma can the same symptoms as true asthma, but the symptoms are caused by heart failure, which leads to buildup of fluid in the lungs.
People with this disease can't tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that involves the regulation of blood sugar and occurs in two different forms, type 1 and type 2.
It is normal for men to experience changes in erectile function, such as taking longer to achieve an erection. When the problem becomes persistent, it can be a sign of a physical or emotional problem.
Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) used to be called exercise-induced asthma. The term bronchospasm means tightening and narrowing of the tubes that bring air in and out of your lungs.
It's a condition in which too much iron is absorbed from food and retained in the body.
Motion sickness occurs when your senses offer your brain conflicting reports about what you're doing.
Nocturnal asthma, also called sleep-related asthma, can happen at any hour during sleep, but symptoms worsen at night.
Periodontal disease refers to more than one disease. It's a large collection of diseases involving your gums and the bones inside your mouth.
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract.
For some people, frightening memories of a terrible event can resurface months or even years after the ordeal. In reliving the event, people become fearful and unable to cope with daily life.