All About Muscle Cramps
Muscle cramps -- involuntary muscle contractions -- are common. But even though they can be quite painful, they don't cause damage.
All About Viruses
Viruses are familiar from the common diseases they cause: colds and flu, for instance. But what are they, and how do they cause sickness?
All About Work-Related Asthma
Occupational asthma is a lung disease in which the airways overreact to dust, vapors, gases, smoke or fumes that exist in the workplace.
All About Your Nails
Did you know that fingernails grow faster than toenails? Or, that nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter?
All Kinds of Problems Can Beset Your Nails
About half of people with nail problems have fungal infections. For some of these people, antifungal medications may help.
Allergies on Vacation
If you’re heading out of town, and you or your child has allergies or asthma, proper planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheezing and attacks under control.
Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At
Roughly one person in four has some kind of allergy. The most common is "allergic rhinitis," which includes seasonal hay fever and year-round allergies to dust, animal dander, mold and some foods.
Allergy Medications and Vaccinations for Older Adults
As you age, you should check with your health care provider about any allergy medications you take and make sure you are up to date on your shots.
Allergy Terms to Know
A short glossary of asthma terms.
Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous
Some treatment programs teach problem drinkers to reduce their drinking, an approach that appeals to people who otherwise might not seek treatment.
Alzheimer's Disease Quiz
Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.
Answer this one: What is the most common cause of anemia?
Answers to Questions About HPV
Learning about HPV can help you avoid infection and seek treatment, if necessary.
Answers to Questions About Your Child's Mental Health
Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.
Antibiotics Not the Cure for the Common Cold
Most of the time, however, a cold passes in a week, with or without the use of antibiotics. Taking these drugs does not help you get better faster. In fact, it can create problems.
Appendicitis: Children and Teens
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
Are Feet at Fault for Back, Hip, and Knee Woes?
If you are having problems with back pain, shin splints, knees or hips, look to your feet. Although these ailments might seem totally unrelated to one another, they can sometimes be linked to problems that start with your feet and how they're built, foot experts say.
Arthritis and Exercise: Q and A
Doctors and physical therapists say people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without damaging their joints.
Ascites is a condition in which fluid collects in spaces within your abdomen. Although the most common cause of ascites is cirrhosis of the liver, for about 10 percent of people with ascites, the cause is cancer.
Ask the Doctor About Prostate Checks
After age 50, men need their prostate gland checked at least once a year.
Asthma on Campus
College can pose challenges for the student with asthma. New and unfamiliar living quarters, school and social stresses, and other factors can trigger a flare-up.
Asthma Terms to Know
It's important to understand common terms used in asthma management.
Asthma: A Worsening of Symptoms
By recognizing the early warning signs and talking with your health care provider, you can help keep little flare-ups from turning into big ones.
Asthma: Dealing with Your Child's School
Research shows that informed, supportive teachers and staff can play a big role in helping students manage their asthma.