Many things can cause tonsillitis—from strep bacteria to Epstein-Barr. Effective treatment depends on the cause. Find out how to treat your sore throat.
Many children look forward to Halloween trick-or-treating. Make sure it's a safe one for your child and the children who visit your front door. Take this quiz on Halloween history and safety.
Dental sealants are the most effective way to protect to your teeth from decay. They can even stop a cavity in its tracks.
Not eating enough and exercising too much on a routine basis can lead to the female athlete triad.
Here's a tough one: When is an unborn baby most at risk of developing abnormalities?
There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.
You may need a pacemaker if you have an abnormal heartbeat. To understand how a pacemaker works, watch this video. It will also help you learn how to care for and live with your pacemaker.
Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.
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