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Both nature and nurture combine to influence health and well being.
Underlying the slowdown in national health spending in 2005 and 2006 is an expected drop in personal health care spending.
Physicians use corticosteroids in the intensive care unit (ICU) to treat a variety of conditions, including sepsis (systemic blood infection), swelling of the airway and spinal cord injury.
Taking an accurate temperature is one of the most basic, yet at times complicated, pieces of data that we can collect to monitor our health and the health of our loved ones.
Staying healthy over the holidays can be hard for everyone. Avoid taking on too much at once which causes additional stress and fatigue.
It is imperative that the approach and discussion about organ donation facilitates a decision that will not be regretted later.
Current practice guidelines that recommend against routine annual physicals for adults without specific symptoms of illness may not be widely accepted by primary care physicians.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) chips implanted into human beings hold the promise of improving patient care, particularly in emergency settings, but only after privacy questions are addressed.
Some potentially harmful bacteria can survive for prolonged periods of time on the keyboards and keyboard covers of computers, a study at Northwestern Memorial Hospital shows.
The often embarrassing, excessive sweating disorder, hyperhidrosis, and its treatment options are gaining greater attention from physicians.
It's a challenge to know how to properly treat life's little cuts and scrapes. Use a bandage to help a wound heal faster.
A new study may bring us closer to personalized medical treatment, that is, medical treatment tailored to each person's unique genetic make-up and medical condition.
A new analysis of current medical opinion about treating hypertension, a leading cause of heart attack and stroke, emphasizes that physicians should first begin with behavioral approaches such as dieting, exercise, and weight loss, rather than automatically resorting to medication.
Despite multiple challenges, health care professionals are embracing information technology and are enabled to do their jobs more efficiently with the use of electronic health records.
When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry.
Medicare Announces New Ways To Help Low-Income Beneficiaries Get Big Savings Using Medicare Drug Discount Cards
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last Fall new steps to make it even easier for people on Medicare with limited incomes to get large savings on their drug costs, paying as little as $15, by enrolling in Medicare approved drug discount cards plus transitional financial assistance.
The main way that illnesses like colds and flu are spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. We know that some viruses and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks.
High blood pressure affects more than a quarter of all Americans, contributing to heart attacks, strokes and other disease. New government guidelines call for a stepped up effort to prevent and control this deadly health problem.
The initial symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). Many people with Carbon Monoxide poisoning mistake their symptoms for the flu or are misdiagnosed by physicians, which sometimes results in tragic deaths.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if you breathe it. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your house, and check its battery every time you check your smoke detector batteries.