Chickenpox—usually thought of as a child-hood illness—can have lasting effects well into adulthood. Anyone who’s had chickenpox can develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster. Years after you’ve had chickenpox, the virus, which has been inactive in nerve…
High blood pressure (hypertension) is among the most under-diagnosed and under-treated health conditions in our country, affecting one in three adults. It’s a major independent risk factor for coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke and kidney failure, with an estimated…
In the world of medical advances, it’s difficult for patients to keep up. Especially when research in the news gives two different results, and the medical community says it’s not clear what to do. Plus, it doesn’t help to have…
HPV, or more specifically, human papilloma virus, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infecting almost 14 million people each year in the United States (about 79 million are currently infected). It’s so common that most people…
Pregnancy is an exciting time for soon-to-be parents. It’s also a time of anticipation and discovery as an expectant mother works to keep herself and her baby healthy. Here are some tips that can help you maintain a healthy baby,…
A little planning makes a happier, healthier New Year. The weather is cold, the days are short, we’re spending more time inside, and we’ve been through a long, food-filled holiday season. Sounds like a recipe for disaster for your health…
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