Measles, mumps and a host of other preventable diseases have declined dramatically since the advent of vaccines, yet some people don't follow evidence-based immunization guidelines because they ha
Everyone enjoys a good night's sleep, yet for many of us the recommended eight hours is a rare luxury.
Nearly one in every two adults 50 years or older develop varicose veins, which usually appear as swollen, twisted clumps of blue or purple blood vessels near the surface of the skin in the legs or
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 risk of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
"The surgery simply allows patients to get much more benefit out of proper eating and physical activity. But it will not do the job for them."
Transitioning from a pediatrician to an adult healthcare provider is not always easy, particularly for young patients who have grown up with a congenital or chronic illness.
Type 2 diabetes is preventable, but its incidence is increasing nationwide — fueled in large part by the fact that a large percentage of the population is either overweight or obese.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not only a potential benefit for patients with wounds that won't heal due to diabetes or other causes, but it is beneficial for the treatment of other medical conditio
A one-time vaccination for shingles, recommended for all adults, can prevent the occurrence of a painful condition that is most common in the elderly, according to UCLA experts.
Traumatic injuries — body damage from a physical impact or accident such as a motorvehicle accident, gunshot wound, blunt force or drowning — represent the leading cause of death of children and a