Although we typically think of atherosclerosis as a disease of old age, the process begins as early as childhood, making prevention of coronary heart disease a priority for everyone. It’s never too early to start thinking about heart health. Learn more about preventing Heart Disease.
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Most moles are harmless. But an irregular, bleeding, or otherwise troublesome mole is often the first sign of skin cancers, including melanoma. Do you know how to tell the difference? Learning your ABCDEs can help you to identify early warning signs of skin cancer — and catch it before it spreads: A = Asymmetry: One
Migraine headaches often come on unexpectedly, but many people who experience begin experiencing warning signs up to a day before a migraine develops. Warning signs may include: food cravings, mood swings, uncontrollable yawning, mild confusion or “spaciness,” and fluid retention or increased urination. Learn more about migraines in our comprehensive Migraine Library Article.
Middle ear infections occur less frequently in infants who are breastfed for more than six months, compared to those who begin bottle-feeding before they are one month old. Learn more about middle ear infections: https://yourmedicalsource.com/library/what-middle-ear-infection#ixzz3wuZy5E5T
Dealing with back pain? Get back to work as soon as your doctor says it’s okay. Here’s why: More than half of people who experience back pain are able to return to within one week, and nine out of 10 are working again within three months. But among people who stay on disability for longer
Depression affects one in five people at some point in their life, yet less than half of depressed people seek help. This common and often debilitating disorder has affected many well-known and influential people, including Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway, Peter Tchaikovsky, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, and Mike Wallace. Learn more about depression and
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects more than half a million people in the United States alone every winter. SAD is more than just the “winter blues,” but a type of depression. Symptoms may include intense changes in mood, food cravings, fatigue, excess sleep, and generally feeling lousy. Some people experience anxiety, lethargy, difficulty sleeping, and
Violence against women is a worldwide problem with devastating personal, social, and economic consequences. Here are some stunning facts about the impact of domestic and family violence: Half of all women who were killed in 2012 were murdered by an intimate partner or family member At least one out of three (35%) women have experienced
Children should ride in a booster seat until they are at least 4’9″ tall and weigh 80-100 pounds. Most children reach those height and weight standards when they are 8 to 12 years old. Children who ride in a booster seat are 60% safer than children who use a seatbelt alone. Love your kids. Buckle
Prostate cancer appears to run in families. Men who have brother or father with prostate cancer are at more than twice the risk of developing the condition themselves. If a man’s brother is affected, his risk is higher than if only his father has the disease. And if several relatives have prostate cancer, especially at
Trying to get pregnant? Get your cholesterol under control, especially if you’re a wanna-be mom. Findings published online in The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism showed the couples who both had high cholesterol levels took the longest time to get pregnant. Fertility was also impaired in couples where the woman had high cholesterol levels but
If you’re headed to the doctor because of back pain, don’t assume she’ll order a fancy test like an MRI. Only one out ten people who have acute back pain need special diagnostic testing. Most of the time, the cause of back pain can be found through a complete history and physical exam. Learn more