When you face surgery, you might have many concerns about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe?
Antibiotics have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms they're designed to kill have adapted, making them less effective.
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common types of genetic variation among people.
A goal of bipolar treatment should not just be symptom reduction, but helping the person to make the most of their gifts and abilities.
When it comes to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, what signs or symptoms should you look for, and how do you prevent them?
Is it time for you to have a pap smear? Here's some information about what the test is for, how it's done, and the possible results.
Bell's palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis that affects one side of the face. Find out more about it here.
Accident investigations and research have shown that installing a car seat correctly can be difficult. Here are some common car seat mistakes.
Once you know how a cast saw works without cutting you, you may want to see what the process actually looks like. Here are 10 step-by-step pictures taken while getting a fiberglass cast removed!
What are uterine fibroids? They are common non-cancerous tumors that grow within the wall of the uterus, often found among women of reproductive age.
Proper treatment for strep throat can help you feel better faster - and prevent spreading it to others.
The key to getting the right kind of treatment is understanding the different headache types, and figuring out which one you have.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passage, and can be serious, especially for infants.
What is necrotizing enterocolitis, and how does it affect premature babies?
Your dentist says you need work done on your #17 tooth, which means what? Here, we have your numbers - when it comes to teeth, anyhow.
The APGAR score is a quick and easy measurement of a newborn's response to birth and life outside the womb. Here's how it works.
Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors, such as...
Can newborn gene sequencing provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn screening already provides?
Autism affects a child’s development in different ways, and seems to be getting more common. About 1 in 68 children may have autism spectrum disorder.
Developmental Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development that affects planning and completing fine motor tasks. Find out more here.
Depression is a common but serious illness, and it's completely 'real.'
Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by a virus. Find out more about it and how it can be avoided here.