With the new year under way, it's a good time to review your expenses and set a budget. Find ways to cut back if needed.
Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. The condition may be caused by birth defects, viruses, or autoimmune diseases. Hypothyroidism can also cause depression-like symptoms.
What can a woman do to help ensure that her developing baby is healthy? Find out by taking this quiz.
Each year, more than a million Americans die of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Low-dose aspirin therapy is one weapon in the arsenal against heart disease that also includes healthy dieting, adequate exercise, and not smoking. Learn more about aspirin's role in combating heart disease by taking this quiz
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.
Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.
Arthritis in the lower back and pelvic area can cause pain and loss of motion. See how this arthritis develops, who's at risk, and what treatments can help.
Detailed information on breast ultrasonography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
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