Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Still a Mystery
Picture being able to accomplish only half as much each day as you used to—with nothing obvious to account for your exhaustion. That's life for people suffering from CFS.
Clinical Guidelines for Heart Failure
As a patient, understanding the basics of the guidelines can help you take a more active role in your treatment.
Cold Sores: A Common Complaint
Most people who get cold sores were infected with HSV1 before age 20, usually by kissing someone with the virus.
A colonoscopy uses a small camera to examine the inside of the colon. It is typically used to screen for colon cancer, and to asses other injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
COPD Remains Widely Undetected
COPD develops slowly, and people are often not diagnosed with it until their 50s, when the disease has greatly affected their lung function.
COPD: A Quit-Smoking Plan
The first step is to choose a quit date and mark it on your calendar.
COPD: Boost Your Strength with Exercise
Check with your health care provider about the level of strength training that makes sense for you, and keep some ground rules in mind.
COPD: Coping with Stress
Life can be full of stress sometimes, especially when you’re managing a health condition like COPD.
COPD: End-of-Life Care
What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself?
COPD: Good Nutrition Is Important
Eat several small meals throughout the day rather than three big meals. Big meals fill up your stomach, which can press on your lungs and make breathing harder.
COPD: Heartburn Is Common
It’s possible to take medications that control stomach acid to help relieve the symptoms of GERD.
COPD: Home from the Hospital
Here's what to do to help prevent another flare-up—and stay out of the hospital.
COPD: Managing Sodium and Potassium Intake
Two nutrients that are critical to keep in check when you have COPD are sodium and potassium. Here are tips on how to watch your intake of them.
COPD: Medicines for Maintenance
Maintenance medicines work for an extended time after you take them.
COPD: More of Us Are Out of Breath
You take an average of 16 breaths every minute. It's a reflex—you don't pay attention unless there's a problem. But a rising number of us literally can't catch our breath.
COPD: Safe Oxygen Tips
If you use oxygen to help manage the symptoms of COPD, be sure to handle it with care.
COPD: Tips for Easier Dressing
When you have COPD, even getting dressed can sometimes seem like a challenge.
COPD: When Symptoms Get Worse
Be aware of the early warning signs of change, such as more frequent symptoms or the onset of a new symptom.
Coping with Chronic Pain
Effective pain treatments are available. You can also take steps yourself to ease ongoing discomfort.
Coping with Dry Mouth During Cancer Therapy
Dry mouth is a common complaint during some types of cancer treatments.
Coping with Hair Loss During Cancer Treatment
Hair loss, known medically as alopecia, is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, the drugs used to attack the cancer cells in your body. Hair loss can be difficult emotionally because of the way it alters your appearance.
Coping with Miscarriage
A pregnancy ended by miscarriage can be a traumatic loss. Unfortunately, it’s one that many women experience. Knowing how to deal with your feelings and find support can help you cope during this difficult time.
Coping with PMS
PMS symptoms occur one to two weeks before your period and may be severe enough to interfere with your normal daily activities.