The rate of high blood pressure in African Americans is among the highest of any ethnic group in the U.S. Learn why and find out how to change your lifestyle to lower your blood pressure.
The holiday blues can range from mild sadness to severe depression, and they are often a normal reaction to life situations.
Learn which toys make good gifts, and which toys to skip this holiday season.
Have a glass of low-fat milk, get regular exercise, and download an app—all of these may help you keep depression at bay.
Many of us turn to dieting to shed a few extra pounds, but for some people, dieting becomes an obsession that turns into an eating disorder. This quiz provides helpful information on eating disorders.
Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.
Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.
This disease affects the blood supply of the bone and leads to the breakdown of the hip joint. It can be caused by a hip dislocation or certain medical conditions. This video explores other causes, as well as recommended treatment.
Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a physician removes part or all of a vertebra to ease compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis, or tumors.
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