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Find out how to protect your teeth and keep that beautiful smile.
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Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world and the third-leading cause of cancer death globally. And while overall cancer rates are decreasing, both the incidence and mortality of liver cancer are increasing.
A feeling of heaviness and tightness in the chest, that travels to the neck, shoulders or back. It becomes difficult to breathe. This is a heart attack. Early detection and pre-emptive measures ensure the best outcome.
Previously it was thought that patients couldn't smoke and use nicotine replacement at the same time. Based on the new body of evidence, patients can now introduce nicotine gum while cutting back on cigarettes.
In spite of significant progress made in the management of many sexually transmitted infections, genital herpes continues to pose a public health concern for those who are sexually active. A large number of people living with the disease are unaware they are infected, which means they cannot take preventative measures to stop the spread.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a respiratory condition characterized by shortness of breath and coughing. Smog is a major irritant for this condition with the analogy being that it is like trying to breathe through a straw all day. Two major forms of this disease include bronchitis and emphysema.
For those with ADHD the transition from the structured routine of school to the more unstructured activities of summer can be a challenge. Planning ahead and incorporating activities such as day camps, team sports, and get-togethers with family and friends can make for a very happy summer vacation.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death. It is the cause of most strokes, contributes to heart attacks, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure, and is one of the major factors in dementia. Hypertension affects approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide and even more startling, about 40 per cent of people suffering from it don't even know they have it.
The inflammatory bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis can be painful and debilitating. The good news is that ongoing medical research is making it possible for people living with this disease to lead healthy, active lives.
Constant sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes can really take a toll on your sense of well-being. Donít let allergy symptoms get in the way of your summer with these tips.
Every year, thousands of people suffer the effects of a stroke, and often suffer from spasticity. This condition causes uncontrolled muscle contractions and spasms that can be painful as well as interfere with the recovery process and daily living. Some stroke patients are finding relief from a treatment that is not often associated with stroke, Botox.
Thereís a silent epidemic thatís putting thousands at risk for a serious health problem. Weak, aching bones, poor tooth enamel and brittle nails are just some of the symptoms related to poor bone health. But there are some simple solutions to stop this trend Ė and it starts with good nutrition.
This condition results from damage to or a dysfunction of the nervous system and in some cases, even the touch of clothing can cause unbearable pain. Neuropathy can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Second-hand smoke can be deadly. It is particularly dangerous to young children and can cause asthma, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome.
For the first time, an international survey has been conducted on how well families living with serious mental illness are coping.
Diabetes affects millions of lives and this number is on the rise. When not properly controlled, the disease can lead to serious complications including blindness, limb amputation and kidney problems. Controlling blood sugar is a crucial part of managing diabetes.
Scientists believe that asthma and seasonal allergies are actually different faucets of the same disease. Physicians who specialize in the treatment of airway diseases say patients need to understand how to manage both asthma and seasonal allergies.
The birth of a new baby is a much-anticipated event but this life-changing experience can often lead to postpartum depression or a postpartum mood disorder in many women.
Important message for arthritis sufferers... regular exercise helps, not hurts. If youíre living with arthritis, itís time to get off the couch and get moving. New research finds that people living with this painful chronic condition can benefit from regular exercise; it doesnít cause further damage to joints and bones as some people believe.
Those boots werenít made for walking Ė protect your feet with these tips.
Lung cancer kills more women every year than any other cancer. Persistent cough or change in an existing cough, chest pain, trouble swallowing, and lung infections are just a few of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer. Early detection is the key to surviving this type of cancer.
For those battling with MS there is a new treatment that is only required once a month compared to other treatments that are required on a daily or weekly basis.
Studies show that this treatment significantly reduces the number of relapses associated with the disease as well as decreases the risk of disability progression.
Botox isn't just for cosmetic purposes; it is also used for treating people suffering from neurological disorders. The combination of botox and physical therapy is helping people make extraordinary recoveries.
HPV or human papillomavirus is the leading sexually transmitted infection in the world. The majority of people who contract HPV have no signs or symptoms, but HPV can lead to cervical cancer and genital warts. A new vaccine is recommended for school aged girls.
Whether itís a family member, friend, colleague, or even yourself, at one time or another, all of us will be affected by mental illness. And according to new research, itís never been more important to seek treatment.
Understanding the balance between the total cholesterol and the good cholesterol in your blood stream is very important and the cholesterol ratio is actually one of the best long-term predictors of cardiovascular disease.
Along with planning a vacation, most people have to be reminded about protecting their health while away. The most common ailments that affect travelers include food and waterborne diseases, particularly from contaminated water and poorly prepared foods.
Choosing whole grains over refined grains as an essential part of a balanced diet. Hereís how to add more into daily meals to benefit your health. Know what to look for when reading nutritional labels and ingredient lists as not all grains give the same health benefits.
The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisper, and those with allergies can't wait to get inside. For allergy sufferers the fall can be an unpleasant time of year with the increased amounts of ragweed causing hay fever and even asthma.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness, disability and death and with the proper motivation you can become smoke-free for life. Learn how to increase your chances of quitting.