Norovirus: The Vomiting Bug

Norovirus is highly contagious and causes diarrhea and vomiting. It can affect you no matter how old you are and can be spread through contaminated water or food, direct contact…

What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Most of us can think of one thing about our appearance that we’d like to change, such as our hair, height or nose shape. Someone with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD),…

Myths About People With Eating Disorders

Emaciated, skinny, bone-thin and underweight are all words used to label people who have eating disorders. Even though these words may describe some people with eating disorders, they don’t accurately…

Tips To Ease Your Common Cold Symptoms

Americans get more than 1 billion colds each year according to the National Library of Medicine. No cure exists for the common cold, but you can take steps to ease…

Obesity and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy can impact not only your health but also the health of your baby. Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat,…

Common Winter Ailments and What To Do About Them

Did you know some viruses are more likely to spread during winter months? That’s why winter is typically known as cold and flu season. Here are some common winter illnesses…

Sinus Infection FAQs

What is a sinus infection? Sinus infection, also called sinusitis, occurs when the nasal passages become inflamed. This common condition affects 35 million Americans every year. When you have a…

Parents’ Guide to Teens and Vaping

What is vaping? Using e-cigarettes, a practice often referred to as “vaping” has been claimed by many to be a safe alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. However, research suggests vaping…

HIV: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks your immune system, which reduces the body’s ability to fight disease. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the last stage of HIV. Although there is…

Eye Conditions in Children: Styes

Many people get painful, small, red bumps or lumps near their eye that look like a pimple. These are called styes. Styes develop when a sweat or oil gland becomes…