Fingernails: The Crystal Balls of Health
Some people think of fingernails as a fashion accessory, while others barely give them any thought at all. But your fingernails can be an impressive gauge of your overall health.
Watching What You Mix with Your Rx
It may seem harmless to pop a multivitamin each day, but many dietary supplements still contain active ingredients that affect the body. They might also interact with prescription medications.
12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses
Overactive Thyroid Not Your Heart's Friend
An overactive thyroid may affect more than the body's metabolism. It also appears to be associated with a small increased risk of developing a common heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.
Overactive Thyroid May Lead to Long-lasting Heart Issues
An overactive thyroid gland could put patients at higher risk of hospitalization for heart or blood vessel disease. This could be the case even if the gland was surgically removed.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.