Medicine Documents

  • A Heart Attack

    What Is It?
    When blood can't get to your heart, your heart muscle doesn't get the oxygen it needs. Without oxygen, its cells can be damaged or die.

  • Flu

    1) What's the Flu?
    It’s a super-contagious virus that can make you feel miserable. Doctors call it influenza.

  • Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking: Study

    Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism
    Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests.

  • A Visual Guide to Deep Vein Thrombosis

    1) What Is DVT?
    Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms inside a vein, usually deep within your leg. About half a million Americans every year get one, and up to 100,000 die because of it. The danger is that part of the clot can break off and travel through your bloodstream. It could get stuck in your lungs and block blood flow, causing organ damage or death.

  • Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

    Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine?
    Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you'll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function.

    But do they really work? There's no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy brain if you add "smart" foods and drinks to your diet.

  • 7 Ways to Get Back to Sleep

    You get up in the middle of the night and you're wide awake. You need rest for your big day at work. What can you do to get back to sleep?

  • 8 Ways to Tame Bladder Control Problems

    Bladder control problems aren’t something people like to talk about, but many people have them. Millions of U.S. adults have overactive bladder (OAB). And many of them also deal with incontinence -- the loss of bladder control that leads to leaking.

  • 7 Wonders of Water

    1) Stay Slimmer With Water
    Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel full.
    Replace calorie-filled beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller.
    Drinking more water helps amp up metabolism - especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the water up, burning a few extra calories in the process.

  • What You Need to Know About Omega-3s

    Why They're a Good Fat

    Not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the "good" types of fat. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Your body can't make them. You have to eat them or take supplements.

  • Measles Virus Races Through Northwest Cameroon

    July 11, 2015 2:40 PM
    A measles epidemic is sweeping through northwestern Cameroon, with reports of more than 300 children infected and several deaths in just a week.