Whether you have a snake, a puppy, a hamster, or a lizard, you may be at risk for pet-related diseases. Take this quiz to see how much you know about your risk for diseases such as salmonella or rabies.
Broken or cracked bones are called “fractures.” Sprains are tears or stretching injuries to ligaments, the fibrous bands that hold your bones together. Both types of injuries can be painful and are often treated in the same way.
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder in which a person typically becomes sleepy or falls asleep, often at inappropriate times. This disorder may run in families and may begin at any age.
Autism is a developmental disability that usually starts in early childhood. Because different children can have widely different symptoms, autism is classified as a "spectrum disorder," which means it is a group of disorders with similar features.
Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.
Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."
Recently updated to focus on patients diagnosed when an adult. Updated animations of blood glucose and insulin interaction provide a better understanding of Type 1 diabetes. Explains how Type 1 Diabetes cannot be prevented and helps patients learn how to manage the condition. Covers common risk factors, as well as treatment options and side effects. Also available in Spanish.
Many people detest bugs, especially when they find them in their homes. Keeping bugs at bay may prompt you to try just about anything—maybe even ultrasonic bug repellent devices. But do they work?