Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, which is estimated to affect over 50 million Americans, is a complex condition involving pain that lasts longer than 3 to 6 months or pain that continues when…

Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both men and women. When treated right away, chlamydia rarely causes serious health problems. However, complications can be serious.…

What Vitamins Do Kids Need?

Both adults and children need vitamins and minerals daily to grow and be healthy. Different vitamins benefit different parts of the body, and it helps parents to be aware of…

Signs of Substance Abuse in Teens

As teens struggle with complicated emotions, stress, peer pressure and facing the future, they may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope instead of learning how to deal with them…

Making Healthy Choices: Tips for Eating at Restaurants

When life gets busy, it’s tempting to turn to fast food or restaurants for meals. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the healthiest choice. Fast food, for example, is usually high in…

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infection that affects multiple systems in the body. It is carried by deer ticks and can cause a variety of symptoms. Lyme disease is a common…

Anxiety Disorders in Teens

Many teenagers deal with complex emotions and feelings of stress or worry as they move through a particularly stressful time in life. These emotions are normal and healthy in moderation,…

The Herpes Simplex Virus

Most people have heard of herpes, but this virus is often misunderstood. Herpes is categorized as either HSV-1 or HSV-2 and each strain has different symptoms. However, both remain in…

Asthma attacks: What to Do When You Don’t Have Your Inhaler

Asthma is a condition in which the bronchial tubes in your lungs are inflamed (swollen) and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Certain triggers, such as air…