High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is an extremely common ailment that affects about 75 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Any breast cancer diagnosis can be difficult news to absorb — yet one type of breast cancer may not be life-threatening itself and could possibly be treated with observation alone.
High blood pressure is extremely common; in fact, almost one out of every two adults suffers from it. Symptoms are rare, so patients need to take a proactive approach to make sure they minimize the risk of stroke associated with high blood pressure.
You may pay little mind to the salivary glands in your mouth. The glands produce saliva, which helps kill germs in the mouth and allows you to easier chew and swallow.
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The flu is an extremely common ailment that many people suffer with every year – yet there is a more serious health issue that may arise as a result of the flu: an increased heart attack risk.
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast that can detect a breast cancer or its early signs. At a time when guidelines seem to often change for when people should get a mammogram, it should not be overlooked as a vital step in every woman’s life.
Pituitary tumors can be quite common and are classified by the type of hormones they secrete.
Hernias are a common ailment that many people experience in their lives. While the common hernia involving the intestines may ring a familiar tone, people may not know as much about paraesophageal hernias.
Heart valve disease, when one or more of the heart’s four valves don’t work properly, can be a complex cardiovascular issue; however, minimally invasive procedures to address the condition are making great strides, helping patients carry out long and fulfilling lives.
Hernias can be troubling for those who experience them, but advancements in surgery and treatments have allowed patients to receive care that can result in lower infection risks and fewer complications.
Complications with diabetes can result in foot or toe amputations, but patients can make choices to minimize the need for such a procedure.
HPV is a sexually transmitted infection often associated with causing cervical cancer in women, but some strains can be linked to head and neck cancers. These HPV-related cancers are spiking among younger and healthier adults, leading to renewed research efforts and scrutiny from doctors.
Gluten free is way of life for many people who suffer from celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities, and while there are some bright spots on the horizon, there is still a lot to learn about ailments that restrict gluten.
Have you ever considered using an app to help with your medical care? Convenient and fast, literally at your fingertips, medical programs for smart devices are the future of medical care and monitoring.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.