Allergies and Asthma When Traveling
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.
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.
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.
Asthma: Exercising Indoors
When the weather turns cold, it's a good idea to move your workout indoors.
Asthma: First Doctor Visit for Your Child
You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.
Asthma: HFA Inhalers
Your new inhaler is better for the environment and just as good for your asthma as your old inhaler.
Asthma: Out of Breath at a Meal
Try to breathe evenly while chewing. If you begin feeling short of breath, take a break between bites.
Asthma: When to Get an Allergy Test
If you think you may have allergies, talk with your health care provider about getting tested.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Atopic dermatitis is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants and young children, but may last until a child reaches adolescence or adulthood.
Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults
ADD can have a significant social impact on a person's life, affecting relationships in the family and on the job.