Health A-Z Slideshows
Side Effects to Prepare For From aHUS Treatment
- Tips for Caring for Yourself with PNH
Learn the lifestyle tips you can follow to care for your physical and mental health when you have paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).
- Things to Consider Before Buying Hearing Aids
Need a device to help you hear? Consider these points before you buy a hearing aid.
- Tips for Eating Out With Hyperkalemia
These tips can help you make low-potassium choices when you’re dining out.
- Bathroom Dangers: How to Spot Them and What to Do
Bathrooms can be sweet retreats. But some dangers lurk, from slick floors to mold to iffy personal products. Learn how to spot an issue and what to do.
- What Not to Do When You're Immunocompromised
When you have a weakened immune system, it's best to avoid certain activities. Learn how to protect yourself.
- Strategies for Managing IgA Nephropathy Symptoms Through Diet
What you eat can worsen or improve your symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.
- Why Your Feet Are Always Cold and What to Do About It
Cold feet could be nothing or a sign of a medical condition. Here are some common causes, along with tips for keeping your toes toasty.
- Emerging Trends in Health Technology
Learn how doctors are using high-tech advances like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
- The Home Safety Checks You’re Likely Not Doing
You check your smoke alarms regularly. How about your door locks? Or trees? See some home safety checks you may not be doing, and how often to do them.
- What Air Conditioning Does to Your Body
Do you use air conditioning to stay cool in the heat? Here’s how it could be affecting your body.
- Are These Habits Really Healthy?
Are these practices really good for you, or are they urban legends? We show you what’s healthy and what’s hype.
- Lifesaving Mnemonics to Know
You’ve probably used a mnemonic devices to remember something before. Check out these mnemonic devices that just might save your life (or someone else’s) one day.
- Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When You Have PNH
There are plenty of things you need to do to keep yourself healthy if you have Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Learn more.
- Mistakes Even Healthy People Make
Even if you consider yourself pretty healthy, you may be missing the mark in a few areas. Click through to learn some of the most common mistakes.
- Guide to Sickle Cell Disease
This is a slideshow about sickle cell disease. It’s an inherited blood disorder that leads to a shortage of red blood cells. It can cause severe pain and raise your risk of infections and stroke.
- Infections That Aren’t Contagious
Many infections are contagious. But some you won’t get from another person. You might pick them up from touching surfaces or by eating things that have bacteria or viruses in them.
- Foods High in Potassium
Your body needs potassium to run like it should. Find out what foods can help boost your levels.
- Reasons Your House Stinks
Household odors can be embarrassing, and they’re sometimes harmful to your health. Here's how to get rid of bad smells.
- How to Remove Stains and Sanitize
We've all had to clean a stain from time to time. When it happens again, use these tips to get things back to normal as soon as possible.
- Worms People Can Get
Find out about the types of worms that humans can get, how it happens, and what the symptoms and treatments are.
- Guide to Strep Throat
Strep throat is an infection of your throat, and sometimes tonsils, that's caused by bacteria. Find out how you get a diagnosis, ways to treat it, and home remedies that can make you feel better.
- Health and Cleaning Uses of Common Household Items
Ketchup isn’t just for fries. It can clean silver, too. Learn how to get more bang for your buck out of common household items.
- Dos and Don'ts of Cleaning with Bleach
Bleach kills germs fast. But it can do more harm than good if you’re not using it the right way. Here’s what you need to know.
- Guide to Blood Disorders
Some blood disorders are forms of cancer. Others are benign. Find out what happens and why.
- How to Disinfect Your Laundry When Someone’s Sick
If someone in your home is ill, sanitizing laundry is a key task. Learn the steps to clean and disinfect the sick person’s clothing and linens while keeping the rest of the household healthy.
- Guide to Blood Donation
Interested in giving blood? Your donation is needed more urgently than ever right now. Here’s what to know before you give.
- Quick Home Remedies for Puffy Face and Body
Under eye bags? Swollen ankles? Belly bloat? Here are some quick home remedies to tamp down swelling and puffiness.
- Benefits of Light Therapy
Could light be the cure for what ails you? Find out how light therapy can help treat skin disorders, pain, depression, and more.
- Things That Can Affect the Smell of Your Pee
Lots of things can change the way your pee smells. Find out what they are and what you can do about the odor.
- Best Household Cleaners for Different Jobs
Coronavirus. Soap scum. White water stains. Pink toilet rings. Your house is full of things to clean and to disinfect. Find out what works best.
- Conditions That Can Cause Body Hair Loss
Some kinds of body hair loss -- or extra growth -- can be a sign of another health condition. Find out what yours might mean.
- Warning Signs of Kidney Problems
Your kidneys are your body's clearinghouse for toxins. Learn what swollen feet, muscle cramps, and other warning signs may signal about your kidneys' health.
- How Your Blood Type Can Affect Your Health
Does your blood type play a role in your risk for disease? Find out how it fares in the face of certain conditions.
- What’s Lurking in Your Mattress?
It’s probably been years since you bought a new mattress. Find out what might be lurking inside your bed, including dust mites, bedbugs, and bacteria.
- Living Your Best With ADPKD
ADPKD, or autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, can cause severe pain, headaches, and more problems. What can you do to feel better and stay active? Find exercise and diet tips, pain management approaches, and coping skills to help you live your best life.
- Why Are My Lymph Nodes Swollen?
Everything from medication and infections to cancer can lead to swollen lymph nodes. Find out what might’ve triggered yours.
- Mistakes You’re Making With Your Shoes (And How to Fix Them)
Fashion often trumps function in the shoe world. Learn why it’s a bad idea to shop for shoes online, how to find a good fit in the store, and how to fix other missteps with these hardworking accessories.
- Most Common Infectious Diseases in the U.S.
In 2016, infectious diseases sent Americans to the doctor more than 15 million times. That’s a lot of trouble for organisms you can’t see but can catch through something as simple as a sneeze. According to the CDC, these are some of the most common infectious illnesses in the U.S.
- Health Effects of Air Pollution
Indoor and outdoor air pollution can cause a variety of problems, from asthma attacks to lung cancer to premature death. Learn more about how gases and particles in air pollution can affect your health.
- What’s Hiding in Your Laundry?
Your laundry habits may not get your clothes as clean as they could be. Find out the best practices to kill more germs in the wash.
- What Happens When You Don't Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is critical to staying healthy and keeping from spreading germs to people around you. What happens when you forget? It's not good.
- Common Showering and Bathing Mistakes
How clean is your showerhead? Is the water the right temperature? Find out about little fixes that can make a big difference to your next shower or bath.
- How to Manage Common Household Emergencies
You can’t avoid household emergencies, but you can do things to keep you and your family safe when they happen. Find out more about how to handle some of these common situations.
- Why Are My Hands and Feet Tingling?
Do your hands and feet sometimes feel numb or prickly? Learn some of the common causes.
- Health Risks of Common Pests
Pests such as mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, or bats in your home or yard can carry health risks. Learn the risks and how to get rid of the pest.
- Why Am I Always Thirsty?
Do you always feel thirsty? Find out if there’s a medical reason behind your need for a long drink.
- Health Benefits of Houseplants
Houseplants that boost your mood, help you breathe easier, and keep away dust? Find out which indoor foliage can deliver health benefits.
- Health Hazards When You Don’t Wash Your Sheets
Your dirty sheets are literally crawling with critters and germs. Here’s how and how often to wash your linens to keep your bedroom healthy.
- Is It OK to Drink When ...
You might know that more than a drink or two a day is bad for your health. But in some cases, any alcohol at all may not be a great idea.