Scripps Health Watch
Are your kids ready to go back to school? Get them off to a good start by helping them stay safe and healthy on campus and in the classroom with these tips.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Depending on the type of cancer and stage, chemotherapy may be recommended, often in combination with other treatments such as surgery and radiation therapy.
Summer fun is in full swing. While you’re enjoying the sun and surf, it’s also important to take steps to protect yourself and your family from injuries and illnesses that tend to be more common in the summertime. Keep these tips in mind for a safer summer:
There is an old expression that nothing is certain but death and taxes. If you live long enough, you can add cataracts to the list. Cataracts affect more than half of Americans by age 80, according to a report from the National Eye Institute and Prevent Blindness America.
Recently, the American College of Sports Medicine convened a panel of 13 researchers with expertise in cancer, fitness, obesity and exercise training to study the effects of exercise and physical activity for cancer patients.
When a heart attack strikes, what happens in the next few minutes can make a critical difference in both the immediate and long-term health consequences.
A recent report by federal health officials revealed that 84 percent of children in the United States are in excellent or very good health. And one of the staples of growing up — the regularly scheduled doctor’s exam – contributes strongly to kids’ health and well-being.
The patient-physician relationship should be based largely on trust and confidence in the doctor’s medical expertise. But clear communication between the two parties also plays a critically important role in making the delivery of health care as effective as possible.
After age 50, as many as half of all women will break a bone due to osteoporosis. This is a progressive disease that causes bones to deteriorate and increases the risk of fracture.More than 40 million people in the United States already have osteoporosis or carry a high risk of developing it. Men and women […]
In the United States, nearly 30 million people suffer from the excruciating and often debilitating pain of migraine headaches. For many, the pain lasts for several days and is disruptive to daily activities.Migraines are more common in women than men, as up to 30 percent of women report having them. Also, they appear to have […]