Test your knowledge of this lung condition with our quiz.
Vaccines are the best defense against several serious diseases. But some people remain skeptical about their value. If you have concerns, here are the facts you need to make an informed choice for your family.
The alkaline diet, based on the idea that the typical American diet raises acid levels in the body, has been getting lots of buzz. But it has detractors, too. So what does science say about this controversial way of eating?
Thanks to vaccines, most U.S. children are protected against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio, and chickenpox. But what happens to that protection in adolescence?
The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.
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.
Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.