Health & Wellness

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:15:56 EST Confirm High Blood Pressure Outside Doctor's Office, U.S. Task Force Says

Expert group advises ambulatory or home monitoring before starting treatment

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:01:27 EST Red Wine Boosts Heart Health in Type 2 Diabetes

Having a daily glass of red wine modestly improved some measures of heart health, a study shows.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:48:39 EST How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

WebMD explains how to prepare your house so that you can have a smooth recovery from surgery when you return from the hospital.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:48:19 EST What to Expect When You're Sent Home After Surgery

WebMD explains what to expect on the day you get sent home from the hospital after surgery.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:47:52 EST What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

WebMD has advice on how to get tips from your surgeon about how to prepare for your operation.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:47:41 EST 7 Tips to Help Decide if Surgery Is Right for You

WebMD explains what you need to consider if you're trying to figure out if surgery is the right treatment for you.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:15:46 EST Adult Bipolar Disorder Drug May be Safe for Kids

Study finds lithium can benefit pediatric patients, at least for the short term

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:15:45 EST Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults

Researchers link warm-weather birthdays to taller adult height, later puberty

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:15:43 EST Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health

Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:15:41 EST Primary Care Docs Often Treat Kids' Mental Ills

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:15:41 EST Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars

Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 17:15:52 EST New Clues: How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape

Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:16:10 EST More Women Choosing This for Early Breast Cancer

Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:15:56 EST Many Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations

Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:22:41 EST Could Bugs Help End World Hunger? FAQ

The idea might fill you with horror, but there is a growing interest in the potential benefits of using insects in food. WebMD explains.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:30:07 EST Talk Therapy for Depression: FAQ

Talk therapy is a popular treatment for depression, but does it work as well as doctors thought? A new study says maybe not. WebMD asks mental health experts to weigh in on the subject.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:15:45 EST Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:15:44 EST These Are the Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders

Results show how misunderstood the conditions are, researchers say

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:57:52 EST Organic Produce Reduces Pesticide Levels in Kids

Organic Produce Reduces Pesticide Levels in Kids

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:15:45 EST Organic Cheese Recalled by Whole Foods Market

Organic Cheese Recalled by Whole Foods Market

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:15:43 EST Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:15:49 EST Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk

Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:15:53 EST Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:15:50 EST Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men

Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:15:57 EST Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma

New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:15:49 EST 1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles

Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:54:01 EST New Parasite May Have Come From Imported Pets

WebMD has details on the first six human infections in the U.S. of a worm that goes by the scientific name Onchocerca lupi.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:22:11 EST Bladder Cancer Risk Rising for Some Workers

Odds for the disease are also climbing faster among women than men, research shows

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:21:57 EST Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:15:42 EST Why You Should Take Short Strolls at Work

Small study found a short stroll restored blood flow in legs after hours of sitting in a chair

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:15:44 EST Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:16:05 EST Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research

But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:15:58 EST Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study

But researchers only found a connection, not cause-and-effect link

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:15:49 EST Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure

This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:15:46 EST Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High in Gay Men

Experts note future prevention efforts need to target this group

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:29:28 EST Frequent Hot Flashes Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Menopausal women who have lots of hot flashes could face a higher risk for early-stage heart disease, a new study suggests. WebMD explains.

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:15:44 EST Some May Face Suicide Risk After Bariatric Surgery

Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:15:55 EST Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain

And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:15:51 EST More Than 730 Sick in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

Four deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:15:48 EST Breast Cancer Survival: Early Detection Still Key

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:15:44 EST This May Help Fertility After Cancer Treatment

Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:27:40 EST FDA Clears Long-Lasting Drug for Schizophrenia

The FDA has approved a version of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole that adults with schizophrenia can take every 4-6 weeks. WebMD has the details.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:17:07 EST This Surgery May Not Be Best Rectal Cancer Option

Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:15:53 EST 3D Printing Safeguards Baby Before Birth

New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:15:44 EST CA Governor Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

Doctors can now prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST What Your Pet's Fur Says About Her Health

WebMD Magazine explains how to spot common fur problems and what they mean for your four-legged friend.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST How to Talk to Your Teen

WebMD Magazine shares a guidance counselor's cheat sheet for healthy communication.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST Should You Try Cleansing Conditioners?

Find out how they work and who they're best for.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST 3 Ways to Cook With Garlic

It's said to ward off evil –- and also protect your health. Try these 3 easy garlic recipes from WebMD Magazine.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST Can the Barre Workout Give You a Dancer's Body?

This buzzed-about method is inspired by classic dance moves. WebMD Magazine explains.


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