Doctors who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
More women are surviving breast cancer because the disease is being detected earlier.
A vaccine can protect babies from rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants.
Half of Americans experience some degree of hair loss. Hair loss affects both men and women, but with different results.
Don't panic if your child has head lice. They are common and are more of a nuisance than a health risk.
People who feel they're unable to regain control of their lives because of their responses to the trauma may have post-traumatic stress disorder.
It's important to understand how alcohol and drugs can affect your health and well being.
Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such as a bypass operation.
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.