Are you an emotional eater? Does stress, boredom, or celebration trigger a binge? Here are some strategies to derail emotional eating.
Is it feed a fever and starve a cold? And when should you call a doctor for a child with a fever? With flu season in full swing, find out the facts on fevers.
Here’s an Asian twist on a cold-weather favorite. Ginger, lemon grass, and snow peas send this soup in a new direction.
Life after a heart attack can be hard. Cardiac rehab can help you recover, but too few people take advantage of it.
Atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease (CAD), plays a major role in the leading cause of death in this country: heart attack. Learn more about this disease and a common procedure used to treat it.
When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.
The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.
Kidney stones are a common problem, affecting about 12% of men and 5% of women. Stones are typically caused by an imbalance in the urinary system: too little water, too much oxalate, or too much calcium. In this video, you'll find out how the stones develop and what you can do to prevent them.
Evoked potentials studies involve three major tests that measure response to visual, auditory, and electrical stimuli. The studies may be used to assess hearing or sight, especially in infants and children, to diagnose disorders of the optic nerve, and to detect tumors or other problems affecting the brain and spinal cord.
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