Hiccups are caused by many factors. They are annoying but usually harmless. Sometimes they are more serious, however. Home remedies or medical treatment may help.
Chronic back pain, stiff neck, frozen shoulders, and all posture-related pains can be prevented and cured with simple gravity inversion.
Sleep apnea was a major contributor to NFL star Reggie White's death at age 43. What is sleep apnea, and how is it treated?
Gallbladder disease can mimic other conditions, such as IBS and food intolerances, making it difficult to pinpoint the problem.
Many people who use Accutane (isotretinoin) for acne are aware that it can cause severe hair loss. I lost 70% of my thick, long hair from Accutane; luckily, I managed to regain most of my hair within 2 years due to topical minoxidil (Rogaine), peppermint oil and an anti-inflammatory, fat-rich diet.
What exactly are parabens, and do they cause cancer? Parabens are found in most widely-manufactured lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers.
Cervical osteoarthritis can be very painful. It can cause symptoms such as headaches and migraines, but it is often misdiagnosed. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Nasal folliculitis, or nasal vestibulitis, is caused by a buildup of oil and/or dead skin cells. This leads to the pores getting infected by staph which can lead to a painful and maddening pimple.
In this article, common causes of high LDL cholesterol are discussed, and suggestions for improving cholesterol levels are given in the conclusion.
A sleep disorder called catathrenia causes a person to moan in their sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep next to them. Yet, there are several methods which help to prevent this condition.
Are you experiencing facial numbness and not sure what the cause is? This article explains why pregnant women might experience this symptom as well as other causes. It also shares treatment options.
A hip labral tear is a painful condition that may require arthroscopic surgery to repair. The cause may be traumatic or spontaneous.
Sciatica-related lower back pain is caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spinal cord through the hip area and down the back of each leg.
Warts are ugly and annoying—but more importantly, they're contagious! Get rid of them with these simple steps, and get back on the mats ASAP.
Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestine. Sometimes they try to exit through the anus and cause an uncomfortable and embarrassing itch. Here's how to get rid of the worms and the itch.
Have you ever had a wound that took time to heal? Later on it progressed and caused a massive inflammation of your whole leg? Learn more about these disease with a case review of a 4 year old patient.
If you get up a lot during the night to urinate, this is a method to totally empty your bladder that actually worked for me! No drugs or catheters; just a few extra minutes.
How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate -- six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.
Avoid tossing and turning (and prevent cricks in the neck!) by using proper pillow placement to align the spine and muscles for optimal relaxation.
Cystitis is a painful illness, but there are a few self-help ideas that you can try. Based on my experience, these remedies will work relatively quickly, as long as you follow these instructions.
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive disease that is sometimes called the silent killer. Learn what IBC is and how to recognize it. Share this information with your loved ones.
Impetigo is a debilitating skin disease that affects both children and adults. Learn about its symptoms, causes, types, diagnosis, complications, treatments, and remedies.
Osteoarthritis has become quite prevalent in our society, and there are several types. This article is based on my own experience with this condition, as well as my research.
Why are your hands blue? Let's explore the potential causes. Do they turn blue somewhat regularly? Perhaps you have Raynaud's disease. We'll discuss that, too!
Death is difficult to accept, and yet it is a part of life that we cannot change. Having a better understanding of the stages of the dying process will help ease the experience for all involved.
Bright red blood in stool can be from a life-threatening medical condition. It can also be a false alarm, hence completely harmless.
A dialysis (or renal) diet is one that is prescribed for people who have chronic renal failure and are on dialysis. Diet and nutrition are a vital part of living well with kidney disease/failure.
Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.
The pancreas makes digestive enzymes and essential hormones. Pancreatic disorders include inflammation, known as pancreatitis, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Lumbosacral neuritis is a term that is used to describe the irritation of the several nerves that line the vertebrae or spinal column, particularly in the lower back of the person being diagnosed.
For some people, nail biting is severe enough to cause nerve damage or permanent nail loss. If you have this nasty little habit, there are ways to nip it in the bud before it goes too far.
This article explains the lung disease of bronchiectasis, including tests and treatments. Childhood cystic fibrosis is also discussed, as it can be related.
Have you considered moving because of your chronic arthritis pain? Could living at a higher altitude be helpful?
Recovery from a pulmonary embolism takes a lot of time. Lung damage from blood clots is very serious. Based on my own experience with this condition, I will share what to expect during your recovery.
Walking pneumonia is often used to describe a case of pneumonia that is not severe enough to require hospitalization or bed rest. Learn about its contagiousness and how you can treat it at home.
If your body does something unexpected, it's often a sign that something's wrong. One of the things that should never happen is bleeding from the belly button or navel.
When a person undergoes surgery, the raw surfaces created can leak out tiny amounts of fluid that usually get absorbed back into nearby capillaries. However, in some instances, the leaking fluid may accumulate, leading to a fluid-filled collection known as a seroma.
Dry skin appears on our body - the arms, face, behind ears, and legs. You may not talk about it with friends, but dry skin is nothing more than a problem people face. Find its facts, symptoms and ...
Arthritis is a very painful disease, and is typically a result of the aging process. But it doesn't have to be. There are steps you can take to decrease your chances of getting arthritis, and this article explains how.
In GERD, acidic material in the stomach moves in the wrong direction and enters the esophagus, causing heartburn. Dietary changes may relieve or improve symptoms.
A step-by-step guide (with pictures) on getting your health information with your AncestryDNA results.
Scabies is a nasty condition and is usually extremely itchy. Sadly, treatment is not instantaneous, and the condition can get worse before it gets better. Here are some tips to help you cope.
Ever wonder just why binge drinking kills people? Take a close physiological look at the risks of alcohol poisoning. Understanding how it kills is important.
My cluster headaches created intense pressure on the eye region. This article describes how I managed to get rid of these headaches without the use of medication.
Insulin resistance is a serious problem for many people who are trying to lose weight but can't. Do you think you might be? Learn about why this is and what you can do about it.
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, is a genetic disease that turns the human body into a living, breathing statue. There is no cure. Louise Wedderburn and Harry Eastlack are discussed.
When you sing or speak, do you sound hoarse? If you keep losing your voice, you may have vocal nodules. Learn about vocal nodes and nodules: what causes them and how to avoid them.
Scar tissue may form on or in our body when we're injured. It replaces damaged tissue but is sometimes troublesome. The appearance of scars can often be improved.
How are migraines and seizures similar in terms of their symptoms and triggers? How can you tell the difference between these two types of neurological disorders?
The maleficent stomach virus, also known as norovirus, is an epidemic around the world that spreads like wildfire. Here are some tips to protect yourself from this miserable experience.
When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Here are other healing treatment options.
Are your hands, feet, and/or legs red and blotchy? I was shocked when my doctor told me I have poor circulation. This is what I've learned about how to treat this condition.
Polydactyly and syndactyly are both congenital malformations of the fingers and toes. These anomalies can occur in humans as well as cats.
Tips on how to relieve a trigger finger. These are the techniques that are helping me with the stiffness in my finger.
What is pityriasis rosea? What causes it, and how do you get rid of it? Full-body rashes can be very scary, and this one, although harmless, is one of them.
Swollen ankles in the summertime not only look unsightly but can be very uncomfortable, too. Read on to find the cause and how to avoid swelling.
Although certain signs of heart attack are the same between women and men, there are some important differences, as well. Learn about the differences. It may save a life!
Can fallen arches cause knee pain? Not only that, flat feet affect the entire body structure. Learn how the foot works and practice these simple exercises to cure the painful symptoms of fat feet.
Colon bacteria make butyric acid. This acid improves the health of the intestinal lining. It may also reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of colon cancer.
Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.
Chilblains are painful red bumps that appear after chilled skin has been rewarmed. A boil and a carbuncle are painful skin abscesses formed by a bacterial infection.
Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.
Proper posture is not the only reason why reversal of cervical or lumbar lordosis is necessary. There are many important reasons to correct poor back and neck posture; this article provides the details.
Costochondritis is a painful and serious lifelong condition that affects many people of different ages. Chest pain, as well as back and shoulder pain, is one of its symptoms.
In someone with an anemia disorder, there are either not enough red blood cells in the blood or the cells contain abnormal hemoglobin. Symptoms range from mild to severe.
People with COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, suffer from chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both of these disorders. Treatment slows lung deterioration.
Blood platelets help blood to clot after an injury. A low platelet count caused by faulty platelet manufacture or platelet destruction may result in bleeding.
This article is based on questions I’ve received from readers of my other tinnitus articles. This is a compilation of those questions and my answers.
Bone spurs are projections or outgrowths that extend from a bone. They may press on nerves or other tissues, causing pain, numbness, or difficulty in moving.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder involving loss of melanin, the pigment that colors skin. It's most likely an autoimmune condition. A variety of potentially helpful treatments are available.
Sort out your itchy, flaky scalp! Find out what causes this condition and how to relieve the symptoms. You may need to evaluate your hair products as well as your diet.
Corn allergies and intolerances mean avoiding all sources of corn derivatives. But what happens when you get sick? How do you find safe medication? What do you eat? A guide to all this and more.
An in-depth review of the early signs of diabetes. Find out what the symptoms are, discover whether you should be screened, and learn if you fall into one of the high-risk groups.
When I went through chemotherapy, I had to figure out some critical things for myself. Here are the top 10 things I wish somebody had told me ahead of time.
Have you ever seen someone who can bend their thumbs backwards? A hitchhiker's thumb is a recessive trait that causes this flexibility. Here is an explanation, complete with video and pictures.
Are you experiencing heartburn? Read this article to learn more about the causes and treatments for this condition.
The color of your snot can tell you a lot about what is going on inside your body. Clear, white, yellow, green, brown, red, or gray—what does your mucus say about you?
There are certain circumstances and medical conditions that cause a rash around the belly button. Learn about the common causes as well as medical treatments and home remedies for navel rashes.
Although only prescription medications can kill scabies, they don't really address the symptoms. Conversely, over-the counter treatments are useful in reducing itchiness and redness caused by a scabies infestation, but they won't kill the mites or the eggs.
Stress is one of the most common causes of adult acne today. In this article, we'll see how stress causes acne, how it worsens your acne, how you can manage your stress-acne, and other triggering factors.
Neuropathy has become a very common ailment. There are three different kinds of neuropathies, but all of them have common symptoms. This article is based on my own experience managing this condition.
A staph infection is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Usually, we find these bacteria on our nose, mouth, genitals and anal area.
Many different bacteria live on our skin and in its upper layer. Most are harmless. Some may be helpful. A few become harmful under certain conditions.
Your stool can serve as a good indicator of your general state of health. Discovering black specks in the stool can be distressing for anyone. Learn why this might happen—and when to worry.
A new treatment may stop beta cell destruction in the early stage of type 1 diabetes. The beta cells produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Written by someone who knows sciatic pain inside and out, this article takes a detailed look at the range of medications available to treat this condition.
Rabies is found throughout the world, caused by lyssavirus that is transmitted through bite wounds. The disease is now treatable, though the success rates vary immensely.
Stubbing your toe or catching a fingernail can cause a blood blister to form under the skin. Relieving the pressure is a simple and painless procedure that can prevent complications from occurring.
How to treat cracked fingers and fingertips. You know, those painful little slits that look like tiny paper cuts, but feel like major surgery.
Jaundice is characterized by yellow skin and a yellow tinge in the whites of the eyes. It's caused by excess bilirubin and often indicates the presence of a health problem.
Remedies for every stage of the cold sore. If you get cold sores, these are some of the best ways I've found to get rid of them.
Our faces can say so much about us—the mood we are in and the emotions we feel. However, look more closely, and it can also reveal something about our physical health.
Mycobacterium leprae is the bacterium that causes leprosy. It damages nerves, perhaps by reprogramming Schwann cells or by hijacking macrophages in the immune system.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium that exists as different strains. Some strains live in our gut and are very helpful. Others cause foodborne illness and disease.
When there is difficulty moving, clenching, or opening the jaw, there could be a lump under the jawline. A discussion of the possible causes, treatments, and when to seek help.
Measles and rubella (German measles) are viral diseases. They both produce a red body rash and can cause complications, but there are important differences between them.
Helpful facts about gout and information explaining the effect certain foods have on this condition. Learn which foods to avoid and which to include in a gout diet.
Dysautonomia, any disorder of the Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System, is likely the most misdiagnosed condition of all time. Know the signs and symptoms of this invisible, chronic illness.
A pelvic hematoma can occur when there is serious trauma to the pelvic region. A hematoma in this region is a very serious condition that normally requires surgery.
To determine whether your body is processing sugar properly, you need to know what normal blood sugar levels are, especially if you have a metabolic disorder like diabetes.
Pulmonary embolism recovery can be difficult due to the heart and lung damage that occurs. This article focuses on things that patients can do to help themselves throughout the recovery process.
What are freckles and how do you get them? Find out what causes freckles and who is more likely to get them. If you don't like your freckles, there may be ways to remove or fade them.
If you have diabetes, you should be aware of the recommended foods that best maintain your health. You can get healthy blood sugar levels by combining complex carbohydrates, low-fat protein, and fiber in your diet.
Scabies mites burrow under the surface of the skin, causing a very itchy disease. Demodex skin mites are often harmless but may cause rosacea or blepharitis.
Urine can have many colors, ranging from black to colorless. A change in pee appearance may be unimportant or may indicate a serious health problem.
Have you done your homework about triglycerides? Do you know what they are, or what your number should be? This article will bring you up to speed on the importance of watching your triglycerides.
What is Rosacea and how is it identified? Learn about this inflammatory skin condition and how it is treated.
This article discusses the causes of excessive flatulence and the key methods to prevent and treat it.
Costochondritis is a rare condition results that in inflammation of the cartilage connecting a rib to the breastbone (sternum). I have personally experienced this condition.
The normal blood glucose level is 80-90 mg/dL before meals, and up to 120 mg/dL after you eat. Understand that you can prevent and, in most cases, reverse type 2 diabetes with these simple changes.
Biotech companies are striving to find new cancer treatments using immune therapies and targeted biologics. New detection and screening tests are also under development to diagnose patients earlier.
Tons of easy, fun, and successful breast cancer fundraising ideas that allow you to simplify your group's fundraiser planning and get down to the business of raising money for charity.
When you book extra hitchhikers into your jail! Learn about ways to treat your inmates and prevent the lice from spreading.
Learn about the causes of dyshidrotic eczema, as well as both medical and home treatments for the condition.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS, formerly known as RSD, is a real disease that causes excruciating pain, depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Telogen effluvium is a condition that involves rapid and excessive hair loss or hair shed. The causes vary and are often difficult to discern. Here are some tips I've learned that may help you, too.
This article defines systolic and diastolic pressure, ranges of normal readings, and conditions like prehypertension and hypertension. Includes labeled photos and a video tutorial.
Sometimes it's hard to know what to say to a friend who is facing the loss of a loved one. Here are some words and verses that may provide comfort . . . as well as some advice about what NOT to say.
A popping, clicking, or cracking sound of your sternum, or breastbone, is usually not a cause for alarm. What causes this phenomenon, and when should you be concerned?
Aspirin relieves inflammation by inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme. It also inhibits the COX-1 enzyme. This process may cause stomach irritation and bleeding problems.
If you have a mole that looks strange, is causing you problems, or is located in an area you dislike, you can easily have it removed. Read on to learn more about how to have your mole removed.
If you have trouble falling asleep or maintaining a regular sleep pattern, foods with naturally high levels of melatonin can help you without the need for sleep medication.
Slipping rib syndrome occurs when one of the ribs intermittently slips out of place, thereby stretching the ligaments that support the front and back of the affected rib.
Having a sore throat at night is a problem that many people have. Sometimes, the problem fades away by daytime prompting individuals to shrug it off. Here are the possible causes of the condition.
After being diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri, I was surprised and dismayed to find so little information about this disease. This is my experience with the disease.
While relatively uncommon, an avocado allergy can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Here are some facts about this type of allergy.
Sciatica is a common painful and debilitating condition that is often misdiagnosed. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Urinary Tract Infections can occur in any person of any age. The one thing they have in common is that they totally suck. Learn at-home-treatment options and ways to prevent future infections.
The relationship between massive electrolyte losses, generalized weakness, muscle movement, and diarrhea. The physiology, work-up, and management are briefly explained.
Find out more about this frequently misdiagnosed type of headache. It's like a migraine but different. It's called a cervicogenic headache or migraine, and it's a real pain!
Three simple exercises to help you relax those muscles and help resolve your pelvic floor dysfunction. Gain control over your pelvic muscles with stretching and soft-tissue massage.
It might be that you find yourself dropping things without, seemingly, any reason. The objects you are dropping might not even be heavy or in any way difficult to handle: You pull a fork out of the drawer and it mysteriously slips out of your hand,...
Dust mites cause allergy problems and they live in the mattress and pillows. I found out that microfiber encasings helped, and I slept better. Here's my story.
The death of a loved one while sleeping can come as an enormous shock, particularly if the deceased had no known health issues. Some, however, view death while sleeping as the most peaceful way to go.
Sleeping with a sleep apnea face mask and hose may seem difficult, but it is possible to get comfortable and get some rest using a CPAP machine using these tips and suggestions.
Staph infection is caused by a bacterium that has evolved to resist many of our current antibiotics. Though many infections are minor, some can cause serious damage or even death.
Most adults have the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in their body. The virus is either dormant or active. The active form causes mononucleosis, some types of cancer, and perhaps other diseases.
A explanation of what blepharitis is including how to treat symptoms of swollen, red, puffy eye lids, what to tell your doctor, and how to prevent symptoms from coming back.
Liver spots are a common skin condition typically caused by sun exposure. Learn more about its causes, treatments, and removal options below.
Untreated, high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, is a dangerous health risk. Learn the signs and symptoms. Should you have your glucose tested to see if you have diabetes?
It's no secret that obesity has become a serious problem in America. This article explores the causes of obesity and the effects it can have on your health and well being.
When your glucose levels spike and there are no emergency medical resources around, here are some ways to quickly and naturally lower your blood sugar. Look for these diabetes symptoms.
When we touch objects, our hands are contaminated by bacteria on the surfaces of the objects. It's very important to wash hands regularly to prevent infections.
Hypercupremia is a state of high copper within the body that alters our biochemistry in a prominent way. It increases the likelihood of neurological/behavioural alterations and mental illness.
The life expectancy of someone living with multiple sclerosis is somewhat lower than that of the general population. Recent research estimates the difference to be about 7 years.
Prevention, removal, and recovery information regarding aging spots. Plus, natural remedies and other possible procedures.
Explanation for the newly diagnosed and their caregivers about lupus. Tips about living with the disease, exercise and saying "no."
Some have observed that since the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine in 1995, shingles has been on the rise. When I got shingles this past summer, I used alternative remedies to treat it.
Parotitis is the medical term for an infection and inflammation of the salivary glands. The salivary glands are also known as the "parotid glands."
Women need to be aware of the top issues affecting their health. With the medical technology and information available today, it is totally possible to avert these health problems and live longer.
The vagus nerve may be the connection between stomach bloating and heart palpitations and dizziness.
Does milk cause your body to produce more mucus, making your cold and asthma symptoms worse? The research says no. But you might be surprised at the other tricks that milk can play on your system.
Pneumonia can be a killer. It is often a serious complications of other medical conditions. What exactly is pneumonia, and is it the same as pleurisy?
Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.
Worms in humans are common, even in developed nations. They take a toll on a person's health, and cause horrific disfigurations and disease. Let's take a look at the most common of these parasites.
Learn more about cholesterol—what it is, why it matters, and what you can do to lower it naturally, without medication.
Is your ankle swollen and painful? How do you tell if your ankle is broken or sprained? Here's helpful info including an option for a hands-free crutch for an ankle that's sprained or broken.
Glucagon is an essential pancreatic hormone that raises the blood sugar level. Glucagon administration is sometimes required to treat hypoglycemia in diabetes.
Psoriasis is a chronic and recurring inflammatory condition of the skin. It has been linked to an increased incidence of obesity, heart disease, and strokes.
Flying increases the risk of blood clots, particularly for people with pulmonary embolism, DVT, Factor V Leiden, or thrombophilia conditions. Learn how to prevent blood clots while flying.
An ear abscess (medical name - mastoiditis) is a dangerous infection of the skull, provoked by bacteria in the ear. It primarily affects toddlers and infants, although in rare occasions older individuals may be susceptible. The cause is always the...
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacterium that lives in the nose of many people. It's often harmless but can cause a variety of diseases. Some of these are serious.
Glial cells affect the activity of neurons, or nerve cells. Problems with astrocytes, a type of glial cell, may cause or worsen amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Skin that bruises easily can be caused by a number of factors, including some medications. Here are some self-help ideas to help improve skin that is thin, easily bruised, or torn.
People with phantosmia have an illusory sense of smell; they smell things that simply are not there. Read more about this uncommon smell disorder.
Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes, then ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you have the disease
Concentrated oxalic acid is poisonous. Oxalic acid and oxalates are present in plants and may cause health problems such as kidney stones.
Bone cancer has few symptoms. When my sister received her diagnosis, I learned a lot about the symptoms, treatments, and how to help a loved one cope with this condition.
The synovium is a membrane that lines the inside of many of our joints. Inflammation of the synovium is known as synovitis. Symptoms include swelling and pain.
Sleep paralysis is a fairly common condition characterized by either partial or total paralysis of muscles. It occurs upon awakening from sleep or falling asleep, and can be quite frightening.
A bite by a lone star tick can cause a red meat allergy in some people. The allergen in meat is alpha-gal. Tick saliva can sensitize a person to this chemical.
A biphasic sleep pattern is a type of segmented sleep that allows one to gain an extra 2 hours a day!! You could do a lot in 2 hours!!
Iliac crest pain is common in people with lower back pain, older individuals, and athletes (especially runners). This article discusses symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention.
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
Suffering from eczema? There are many so-called 'cures' out there, but Silcock's Base stands out from the crowd. It' s cheap, soothes the skin, and gets rid of eczema or dermatitis.
Insomnia is a side effect of steroid use. It can vary in its intensity and duration, but it is quite normal given the way steroids interact with our bodies.
Have bloating or gas in the afternoon or evening? Here's how to diagnose the source of the problem; the culprit is usually something you ate for breakfast or lunch.
Are you experiencing a sharp pain in your upper back between the shoulder blades? How can you tell if it's something serious or not? Learn about the many causes and treatments for this type of pain.
Eczema is a distressing condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It afflicts children and adults alike.
Get quick pain relief from toe infection or swelling caused by ingrown toenails. Try this easy home treatment for ingrown toenails and experience pain relief quickly.
Removing corns and callused skin on the feet can take a little time and effort. This article is based on the experience of both my wife and myself.
The symptoms of water retention (also known as fluid retention or edema) can sometimes be confused with the appearance of chronic diabetic skin blisters. Do you know how to tell the difference?
Sjögren’s syndrome mimics many diseases, so getting a diagnosis is often difficult. Take my short quiz, see what your score is, and I'll tell you what your score means.
Are you still awake? Insomnia leading to sleep deprivation for several consecutive days may cause health problems. Learn effective methods to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Waking up can be refreshing. However, waking up with swollen fingers is no one's idea of a perfect morning. Learn what causes swollen fingers and how you can treat them.
Proteus mirabilis is responsible for urinary tract infections in some people. The bacterium causes inflammation and the production of stones in the urine.
Find the causes, treatment, and pictures of lumps that occur in different parts of the body, including the throat, armpit, neck, chin, earlobe, wrist, jaw, and other parts of the skin.
A personal account of symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN). Also, a list of available resources in the UK.
Most people today have heard of Crohn's disease but do not fully understand it. Here are three things you should know about the painful disease—from someone who has lived with Crohn's for over 20 years.
Microcalcifications are common mammogram findings. Some are determined to be suspicious, and a biopsy may be recommended. Learn from my experience after microcalcifications appeared on my mammogram.
In this article I share what worked for me in terms of treating athlete's foot. I also discuss treatments for toenail fungus.
The trick to uncovering the culprit for that cold feeling in your throat is to determine whether you're also experiencing other symptoms associated with certain common disorders, like acid reflux, or silent reflux, or anxiety.