Lymphedema After Breast Cancer
After you have been successfully treated for breast cancer, you face another potential problem—lymphyphedema, a swelling that occurs in the arm, breast, or chest area after breast cancer treatment.
Male menopause is a condition caused when testosterone levels decrease in aging men.
Paybacks for Lost Sleep
Do you have sleep debt? Lack of sleep, or "sleep debt," can leave you feeling tired, listless and sleepy on a daily basis.
Practicing Better Posture
Good posture improves your appearance and reduces stress on muscles, joints and ligaments.
Pregnancy: What’s Normal … and What's Not
Some pregnancy changes are caused by hormones. Others are caused by the pressure and weigh of your growing baby.
Preparing Your Daughter for Changes
A young girl's first period should not happen out of nowhere; it should never be a complete surprise.
Q and A: Blood Sugar
The purpose of blood sugar is to provide "food" for your body's cells. Glucose is the sugar that provides energy all cells in your body need.
Relaxation Techniques That Really Work
To keep stress at a minimum and reduce its effects on your life, you need to find and practice healthy ways to manage it.
Say Goodbye to Dry Skin
What can you do to avoid scratching and flaking your way through the winter months? Here are some tips to try.
Special Foot Care for Diabetes
It's not high blood sugar, heart disease, or stroke that most often puts people with diabetes in the hospital. It's their feet.
Sweet Dreams as You Age
Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults: seven to nine hours per night, on average.
Taking Care of Your Throat
You clear your throat because your larynx -- that upper part of the respiratory tract that contains the vocal cords -- becomes irritated.
The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure
Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.
The Pituitary Gland
The pituitary gland is one of the body’s endocrine glands. It is sometimes called the “master gland,” because it controls the functions of other endocrine glands.
The Power of Meditation
Meditation allows you to become more awake and more deliberate about your actions. It teaches you how to respond rather than react to situations in your life.
The Quest for Whiter Teeth
The experts say most of us can have whiter teeth. What's more, many of us can do it ourselves with an over-the-counter (OTC) tooth-whitening product.
The Skinny on Skin
The skin is your body's largest organ. It protects you against bacteria, viruses, dirt, wind, heat and cold. And it serves as a "window" to the body, alerting doctors when something is wrong.
Thirst and Dehydration
The average adult has 10 to 12 gallons of water in his or her body, accounting for 60 percent of body weight. That water plays a critical role in nearly every bodily process. And being a quart or two low can affect how you feel.
This Doctor Solved the Riddle of Blood Circulation
In 1616, when William Harvey announced that the heart propels blood and that blood circulates throughout the body, his findings were revolutionary.
Thyroid Trouble Is Tough to Pin Down
What causes thyroid disorders, and why do they strike women five to eight times more often than men? The answers aren't clear.
Using a Surgeon's Tools to Erase the Years
It's called plastic surgery, but there's no plastic involved. In this case, "plastic" refers to the ability of the surgeon to reshape the skin, the face, or other body parts. With advances in technique and an aging population, plastic surgery is more popular than ever.
What Is the Gallbladder?
The gallbladder is a four-inch, olive-shaped muscular sac that lies under the liver in the right side of the abdomen.
What Is the Sense of Taste?
Your sense of taste is brought to you by more than 10,000 little taste buds on your tongue that turn eating into a pleasurable experience.