Here's what to do to help prevent another flare-up—and stay out of the hospital.
Two nutrients that are critical to keep in check when you have COPD are sodium and potassium. Here are tips on how to watch your intake of them.
Maintenance medicines work for an extended time after you take them.
You take an average of 16 breaths every minute. It's a reflex—you don't pay attention unless there's a problem. But a rising number of us literally can't catch our breath.
If you use oxygen to help manage the symptoms of COPD, be sure to handle it with care.
When you have COPD, even getting dressed can sometimes seem like a challenge.
Be aware of the early warning signs of change, such as more frequent symptoms or the onset of a new symptom.
Effective pain treatments are available. You can also take steps yourself to ease ongoing discomfort.
Dry mouth is a common complaint during some types of cancer treatments.
Hair loss, known medically as alopecia, is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, the drugs used to attack the cancer cells in your body. Hair loss can be difficult emotionally because of the way it alters your appearance.
A pregnancy ended by miscarriage can be a traumatic loss. Unfortunately, it’s one that many women experience. Knowing how to deal with your feelings and find support can help you cope during this difficult time.
PMS symptoms occur one to two weeks before your period and may be severe enough to interfere with your normal daily activities.
A "tummy ache" is a common complaint in children. Usually, it's nothing serious.
A generation ago, hot flashes, irregular periods, and mood swings would have been labeled menopause or “the change of life.” Today, your doctor is more likely to call this perimenopause, a new term for the transitional years leading up to the end of menstruation.
People with a strong genetic predisposition to high cholesterol need medication to control cholesterol. But a lot of us don't.
The basics of implant surgery haven't changed much in decades, but the materials dentists use have improved markedly.
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
In general, only about three percent of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20 to 30 percent of persons in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your health care provider.
Children who weigh too much face a broad array of health problems, with type 2 diabetes leading the list.
For people with diabetes, eyes and feet can be potential trouble spots. You should have an eye exam and a foot exam every year.
About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.
Diabetic autonomic neuropathy usually occurs after a person has had diabetes for at least 20 years or has had poor control of blood sugar.
Whether you have a turtle or a parrot or a tabby cat, the best prevention against disease is cleanliness.
Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.
Don’t let your asthma triggers dampen spring fever. You can still enjoy the season by managing your exposure.
The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
Women are more likely than men to have asthma. Women also have more asthma attacks.
Surgery is necessary only when vision reaches a point that, even with prescription lenses, a person is unable to see well enough to do the things he or she wants to do.
Some children grow more slowly than others. Height in the low normal range is still normal, doctors say.