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  1. The risk of developing diabetes increases as people grow older, heavier and less active; about 20 percent of the population between the ages of 60 and 74 has diabetes. Older individuals with diabetes...
  2. Bug bites and stings usually cause momentary alarm, temporary discomfort and pain, but no serious or lasting health problems. However, some bites or stings may result in serious infections that...
  3. Ménière’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that affects balance and hearing. An estimated 615,000 people in the United States have the condition, and more than 45,000 new cases are diagnosed...
  4. Many assume that the ability to pay for care insulates them from the challenges of navigating today’s healthcare system. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Access to the very best medical care...
  5. A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans strongly suggests that taking certain blood pressure medications to control blood pressure may reduce the...
  6. Despite major advances in screening and early detection, colon cancer still accounts for about 9 percent of all cancer deaths. Rare before the age of 40, colon cancer incidence begins to increase...
  7. Kidney disease is common in many of us as we get older, but we may not even know that we have it. It is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects more than 26 million Americans – one in...
  8. David Cournoyeris actually happy he is gaining weight. The 57-year-old North Attleboro, Mass., resident sees it as a benchmark of success after undergoing a per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), a new...
  9. Dietary therapy is prescribed most often for patients with refractory epilepsy, whose seizures have not been controlled despite trying multiple antiepileptic drugs.
  10. Jade Loop had the perfect pregnancy. So when she went into labor on September 26, 2012, Loop and her husband, Tomer DeVito, didn’t anticipate that the birth of their first child would be anything...

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