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Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says. The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested. "We've known for some time that obese women are more likely to have stillbirths, but this is one of the first and most comprehensive efforts to figure out why," study author Lisa Bodnar, an ass...
Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends
Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest. Firstborns had 29 percent greater odds of being overweight and 40 percent greater odds of being obese than sisters born second, the researchers said. In addition, firstborns were also slightly taller. "This is the fourth study we have done to characterize the health risks of...
Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test
Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report. The researchers surveyed more than 300 gay and bisexual male teens between the ages of 14 and 18 from across the United States. Only one in five had ever been tested for HIV, a rate significantly lower than among older gay and bisexual men, the researchers noted. For example, a 2008 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
OTC Pain Medications and Their Risks
OTC Pain Medications and Their Risks Drugstore shelves have so many choices of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication that it can seem difficult to find one that you like. But OTC pain relievers can be divided into just 2 main types: acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Acetaminophen is available as a generic medicine and by the brand name Tylenol. You'll find a few different NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, and ketoprofen. Some medicines, such as Excedrin Extra ...
Oximetry (Oxygen Saturation, Oximetry, Ear Oximetry, Pulse Ox, Sp0 2 ) Procedure overview What is pulse oximetry? Pulse oximetry is a procedure used to measure the oxygen level (or oxygen saturation) in the blood. It is considered to be a noninvasive, painless, general indicator of oxygen delivery to the peripheral tissues (such as the finger, earlobe, or nose). How does pulse oximetry work? Oxygen in the air is breathed into the lungs. The oxygen then passes into the blood where the majority of the oxy...
Overview of Adrenal Disorders
Overview of Adrenal Disorders The two adrenal glands are small and triangular, with one located atop of each kidney. For this reason, they have been called the suprarenal glands. Each adrenal gland has an outer region (called the adrenal cortex) and an inner region (called the adrenal medulla). The adrenal glands coordinate with the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain to secrete hormones that regulate metabolism, blood chemistry, and many physical characteristics. Adrenal glands also secrete h...
Overview of Adolescent Health Problems
Chronic Health Problems in Teens Chronic health problems during the teen years can often complicate physical and emotional development. Illness, injury, medical treatments, hospitalization, and surgeries related to chronic illness can cause a teen to worry even more about his or her physical appearance. They can also interfere with a teen's desire to be independent. It also affects a teen's relationships with parents and friends. A teen with a chronic health issue may struggle to cope with illness and r...
Overview of Kidney Disorders in Children
Overview of Kidney Disorders in Children How do the kidneys work? The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has taken the food that it needs, waste products are left behind in the bowel and in the blood. The kidneys and urinary system keep chemicals, like potassium and sodium, and water in balance by removing a type of waste, called urea, from the blood. Urea is made when foods containing protein, like meat, poultry, and certain vegetables, are broken down in the bod...
Overview of Renal Failure in Children
Overview of Renal Failure in Children What is renal failure? Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. There are 2 different types of renal failure — acute and chronic. Acute renal failure has a sudden onset and might be able to be reversed. Chronic renal failure progresses slowly over at least 3 months and can lead to permanent renal failure. The causes, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes of acute and chronic are different. Cond...
Overactive Let-Down Some mothers have such a strong let-down that the baby cannot handle the volume of milk. If your baby chokes, gags, or pushes off of the breast a minute or two after beginning to feed, an overactive let-down may be the cause. Most babies do learn to handle let-down as they mature, but until then you might take the baby off the breast until the milk flow slows. Try using only one breast each feeding. Some mothers find it helps to position the baby so that the back of the baby's throat...
Overuse Injuries An increasing number of boys and girls are playing recreational and organized sports. As a result, there is a rise in the number of overuse injuries seen among children and adolescents. The majority of sports and overuse injuries are due to minor trauma involving soft tissue injuries — injuries that affect the bone, muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons. What are the most common types of overuse injuries? Type of overuse injury Symptoms Possible cause Jumper's knee (patellar tendonitis) Te...
Online Resources - Neurological Disorders
Online Resources - Neurological Disorders This Web page was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your health care provider. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child'...
Overview of Diagnostic Tests for Nervous System Disorders in Children
Overview of Diagnostic Tests for Nervous System Disorders in Children What are some diagnostic tests for nervous system disorders? Evaluating and diagnosing damage to the nervous system can be very complicated. Many of the same symptoms occur in different combinations among the different disorders. To further complicate the diagnostic process, many disorders do not have definitive causes, markers, or tests. Neurological tests to evaluate children may include: Computed tomography scan (also called a CT o...
Overview of Pregnancy Loss
Overview of Pregnancy Loss What is pregnancy loss? Pregnancy loss is the death of an unborn baby at any time during pregnancy. It is estimated that pregnancy loss occurs in over half of all early pregnancies. Most of these occur so early that the mother does not even know she is pregnant. The majority of pregnancy losses occur during the first trimester. Pregnancy loss includes: Anembryonic pregnancy. The egg is fertilized, but never develops into an embryo. Miscarriage. This is early pregnancy loss, al...
Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)
Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear) What is otitis externa? Otitis externa, also called swimmer's ear, is an inflammation of the external ear canal. Swimmer's ear is caused by fungi or bacteria. Water that remains trapped in the ear canal (when swimming, for example) may provide a source for the growth of bacteria and fungi. What causes swimmer's ear? Many different factors can increase your child's chance of developing swimmer's ear. One of the causes is swimming or other wet, humid conditions. Other possib...
Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) What is otitis media (OM)? Click Image to Enlarge Otitis media is inflammation in the middle ear. Otitis media can occur as a result of a cold, sore throat, or respiratory infection. Facts about otitis media More than 80% of children have at least one episode of otitis media by the time they are 3 years of age. Otitis media can also affect adults, although it is mainly a condition that occurs in children. Who is at risk of getting ear infections? While any child may d...
Overview of Neck Masses
Overview of Neck Masses What are neck masses? Neck masses are common problems in infants and children. Some neck masses are congenital (present at birth) and result from abnormal formation during embryonic development. Many neck masses appear with an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or sinus infection. Some are not found until they become enlarged and painful from infection. Although a neck mass can involve other structures in the head and neck area, most are benign (noncancerous). Cancerous n...
Overactive Adrenal Glands/Cushing's Syndrome in Children
Overactive Adrenal Glands / Cushing's Syndrome in Children What are overactive adrenal glands? Adrenal glands that produce too much hormones are described as overactive. Symptoms and treatment depend on which hormones are being overproduced, including the following: Androgenic steroids (androgen hormones). O verproduction of androgenic steroids, such as testosterone, can lead to exaggerated male characteristics in both men and women. These signs include excess hair on the face and body, baldness, acne, ...
Other Benign Skin Growths in Children
Other Benign Skin Growths in Children What are other benign skin growths? As a person grows older and is exposed to sunlight, the skin changes. Children may have freckles and moles. These may multiply or darken over time in response to sun exposure. What are the different types of skin growths? Skin Growth Characteristics Treatment Dermatofibromas Small, firm, red or brown bumps caused by an accumulation of fibroblasts (soft tissue cells under the skin). They often happen on the legs and may itch. They ...
Orthodontics/Braces for Children
Orthodontics/Braces for Children What is orthodontics? Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the development, prevention, and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite, and jaws. Orthodontists also have specialized training in facial abnormalities and disorders of the jaw. Your dentist may refer your child to an orthodontist. The American Dental Association recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by 7 years of age. Why choose orthodontic treatment? Any orthodontic...
Online Resources - Craniofacial Anomalies
Online Resources - Craniofacial Anomalies This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's health care provider. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your chi...
Overview of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) in Children
Overview of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) in Children What is an implanted pacemaker? An implanted pacemaker is a small device implanted under the skin that sends electrical signals to control an irregular or slow heartbeat. An implanted pacemaker may be used to stimulate the heartbeat if the heart's natural pacemaker (the sinoatrial, or SA, node) is not working properly, has developed an abnormally slow rate, or if the electrical pathways are blocked. Rhythm problems may...
Osgood-Schlatter Disease What is Osgood-Schlatter disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease is an overuse condition or injury of the knee that causes pain and swelling below the knee area over the shin bone in growing children and adolescents. What causes Osgood-Schlatter disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease is characterized by inflammation of the patellar tendon and surrounding soft tissues. It is caused by the constant pulling of the patellar tendon on the area below the knee where the tendon attaches. Click Ima...
Oral Health Many different oral and dental conditions affect adolescents and require the clinical care of a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Orthodontics and Braces Wisdom Teeth Extraction Periodontal Disease
Online Resources - Adolescent Medicine
Online Resources - Adolescent Medicine This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your adolescent's health care provider. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your adolescent's health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding y...
Obesity in Adolescents
Obesity in Adolescents What is obesity? Overweight and obesity together represent the second leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can cause harm to a person's health. Overweight and obesity are not the same. Instead they are different points on a range of weight that spans being underweight to being morbidly obese. The portion of people who fit into overweight and obese is set by body mass index (BMI). Public health professionals agree that overweight...
Overview of Kidney Disorders
Overview of Kidney Disorders How do the kidneys work? Click Image to Enlarge The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has used all the food components that it needs, waste products are left behind in the bowel and in the blood. The kidneys and urinary system help to excrete the waste products and also keep chemicals, such as potassium and sodium, and water in balance. Kidneys filter and remove several toxic materials from the body that are the products of food metab...
Ovarian Cancer as Part of Lynch Syndrome
Ovarian Cancer as Part of Lynch Syndrome A woman is at increased risk for ovarian cancer if she has Lynch syndrome, also called hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC). Having this syndrome increases a woman's risk of having ovarian and uterine cancer at a much younger age than usual. A clinical diagnosis of Lynch syndrome is made when the following characteristics are present in a family: Three or more relatives with HNPCC-related cancer (colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, small bowel, stomach, liv...
Overview of Multiple Pregnancy
Overview of Multiple Pregnancy What is multiple pregnancy? Multiple pregnancy is a pregnancy with two or more fetuses. Names for these include the following: Twins--two fetuses Triplets--three fetuses Quadruplets--four fetuses Quintuplets--five fetuses Sextuplets--six fetuses Septuplets--seven fetuses While multiples account for only a small percentage of all births (about 3 percent), the multiple birth rate is rising. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the twin birth rate has risen...
Obesity Treatment Overview
Obesity Treatment Overview Treatment goals Regardless of the type or combination of obesity treatment, goal setting is an important part of any obesity treatment plan. While a person may want to lose a large amount of weight because of societal or fashion reasons, it is important to realize that setting and achieving a realistic goal of reducing weight by as little as 3% to 5% of body weight will yield important, positive gains in health. Treatment goals work best if they are individualized. For example...
Osteoporosis Index Many factors involving osteoporosis require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the factors, for which we have provided a brief overview. About Osteoporosis Bone Density Test
Other Techniques of Surgery
Other Techniques of Surgery Other techniques of surgery: In addition to using traditional instruments such as surgical knives in surgery, both open and minimally invasive surgery can use the following alternative techniques, depending on diagnosis: Laser surgery A laser is a device that emits a concentrated beam of light radiation. A laser beam can cauterize a wound, repair damaged tissue, or destroy cells under the beam, allowing for cutting through tissue without damaging neighboring cells. Laser has ...
Outpatient Surgery What is outpatient surgery? With improved technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control, many less invasive surgical procedures are now being performed on an outpatient, or ambulatory, basis. Common procedures that are now routinely performed on an outpatient basis include tonsillectomies, hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, some cosmetic surgeries, and cataract surgeries. Given the millions of procedures performed every year, complications from outpatient procedures are re...
Other Types of Skin Cancer: Kaposi Sarcoma
Other Types of Skin Cancer: Kaposi Sarcoma What is Kaposi sarcoma? Kaposi sarcoma is a cancer that starts in the skin's blood vessels. Kaposi sarcoma comes in two forms: a slow-growing form, and a more aggressive, faster-spreading form. The slow-growing form usually starts as a purple or dark-brown, flat or raised, area on the lower leg. The more aggressive form of Kaposi sarcoma starts as a pink, red, or purple, round or oval, spot anywhere on the body, and may affect internal organs. Who is at risk fo...
Overview of Sleep Problems
Overview of Sleep Disorders Facts about sleep disorders Loss of sleep can cause problems at home or on the job, and can lead to serious or even fatal accidents. The National Sleep Foundation notes that: At least 40 million Americans report having sleep problems. Sleep problems get worse as you get older. Healthcare expenses and lost productivity from poor sleep cost billions of dollars a year. Drowsy drivers cause at least 100,000 automobile crashes in the U.S. every year. Types of sleep disorders There...
Otitis Media What is otitis media? Otitis media is inflammation or infection located in the middle ear. Otitis media can occur as a result of a cold, sore throat, or respiratory infection. Facts about otitis media About 3 out of 4 children have at least one episode of otitis media by the time they are 3 years of age. Otitis media can also affect adults, although it is primarily a condition that occurs in children. Who is at risk for getting ear infections? While any child may develop an ear infection, t...
Orthopedic Conditions Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Many conditions can affect a child's musculoskeletal system and require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Fractures Sports Injuries Overuse Injuries...
Osteoporosis What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease in which there is a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue. This process causes weakening of the bones and makes them more likely to break. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists. Who is affected by osteoporosis? Osteoporosis affects over 10 million Americans over the age of 50, with women four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. Another 34 million Americans over the age of 50 h...
Older Adults: Preventing Falls
Older Adults: Preventing Falls Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented. Most all falls occur at home. Taking certain safety measures can prevent many falls. Facts about falls Older adults fall because of tripping. Falls are the most common cause of injury visits to the ER for older adults. Falls cause more open wounds, fractures, and brain injuries than any other cause. Falls are the leading cause of injury-rel...
Online Resources - Mental Health Disorders
Online Resources - Mental Health Disorders This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your health care provider. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. This pa...
Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers What are oral and oropharyngeal cancers? Oral cancer is cancer found in the oral cavity (the mouth area). Oropharyngeal cancer is cancer found in the oropharynx (the throat area at the back of the mouth). Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers will be diagnosed in 36,000 U.S. adults in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Anatomy of the Mouth (Click to Enlarge) The oral cavity includes: The lips, teeth, and gums The front two-thirds of the tongue The lining...
Overview of the Male Anatomy
Overview of the Male Anatomy The following is an overview of the male reproductive anatomy: Click image to enlarge Scrotum. The bag of skin that holds and helps to protect the testicles. The testicles make sperm and, to do this, the temperature of the testicles needs to be cooler than the inside of the body. This is why the scrotum is located outside of the body. Testes (testicles). The testes are two small organs that are found inside the scrotum. The testes are responsible for making sperm and are als...
Ovarian Cancer Click Image to Enlarge What are the ovaries? The ovaries are female reproductive organs located in the pelvis. There are 2 of them — 1 on each side of the uterus. The ovaries produce eggs and the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone control the development of female body characteristics (for example, breasts, body shape and body hair) and regulate the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancer starts i...
Online Resources - Eye Care
Online Resources - Eye Care This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your health care provider. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. This page contains lin...
Other Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Other Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Many conditions of the ear, nose, and throat require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview. Bell's Palsy Deviated Septum Sinusitis Tonsillitis Ear Infections Otitis Media Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear) Ears and Airplane Travel, Ear Wax, and Ear Cleaning
Overactive Adrenal Glands/Cushing's Syndrome
Overactive Adrenal Glands/Cushing's Syndrome What are overactive adrenal glands? When adrenal glands produce excessive amounts of certain hormones, they are called "overactive." Symptoms and treatment depend on which hormones are being overproduced: Androgenic steroids (androgen hormones). An overproduction of androgenic steroids, such as testosterone, can lead to exaggerated male characteristics in both men and women, such as hairiness of the face and body, baldness, acne, deeper voice, and more muscul...
Online Resources - Diabetes
Online Resources - Diabetes The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your health care provider. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. This page contains links to other Internet sites with information about diabetes. We hope you find these sites helpful, but please remember we do not...
Other Bacterial Skin Infections
Other Bacterial Skin Infections What are some common types of bacterial skin infections? The following are common bacterial skin infections: Infection Symptoms Treatment Erysipelas A skin infection caused by hemolytic streptococci. This condition usually affects the face, legs, or rarely in an area where there has been trauma or the skin is cut. Typically, patients have a fever or flu-like symptoms. Symptoms may include: Shiny, red, raised rash Small blisters Enlarged and tender lymph nodes Treatment ma...
Other Dermatitis Conditions
Other Dermatitis Conditions The following are some of the other common dermatitis conditions: Condition Description Symptoms Treatment Localized scratch dermatitis A chronic, itchy inflammation of the skin that usually affects more women than men, and more Asians and American Indians than other races. It is a result of chronic scratching of a skin area, which causes itching, triggering more scratching, leading to a vicious circle called the itch-scratch cycle. The exact cause is unknown. Psychologic fac...
Online Resources - Cardiovascular Diseases
Online Resources - Cardiovascular Diseases This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your health care provider. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. This pa...
Osteoarthritis What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Although it can occur in any joint, usually it affects the hands, knees, hips, or spine. The disease is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Click Image to Enlarge What causes osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis can be classified as ...
Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Ovarian cancer ranks 5th among all cancer deaths for women. Ovarian cancer is most common in older women. It is a little more common in white women than in women of other ethnic groups. This tool will help you figure out if you are at higher risk for ovarian cancer. It is not a complete look at all risks. For a complete look at your risks, see your health care provider. 1. Have you had one or more children? Yes No 2. If you have had a child, how old were you when your firs...
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Osteoporosis is a long-term (chronic) disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. It is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. In some cases it may also be caused by medical conditions or medicines. Millions of Americans older than 50 have osteoporosis. Millions more have low bone mass, which puts them at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis mainly affects women. One in 2 U.S. women and 1 in 4 U.S. men older than 50 will have a broken bone at ...
OTC Pain Reliever Quiz
Test Your Knowledge of OTC Pain Relievers Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers can quickly relieve a headache, backache, cramps, and other aches and pains. But even though these medications are readily available and inexpensive, you should take care whenever you use them or give them to a child. Take this quiz to see how much you know about OTC pain relievers. 1. OTC pain relievers are safe when taken as directed. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is OTC pain relievers ar...
What Do You Know About Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones. It makes them less dense and more fragile. Test your knowledge of this disease by taking the following quiz. 1. At what age do you have the most bone density? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Your body forms new bone at a faster pace than it loses it (resorption) until around age 30. After age 30, bone loss slowly gets faster than bone formation. A. Your 20s B. Your ...
What Do You Know About Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Learn more about this disease by taking the following quiz. It's based on information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 1. Which part of a joint does osteoarthritis usually affect? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to slip over on...
Organic Foods Quiz
Fielding Questions on Organic Foods Organic foods were once sold only in health food stores and farmers markets. But they are slowly becoming a staple at your local supermarket. Find out more about organic foods by taking this quiz. 1. What's the best way to tell the difference between organic and nonorganic foods? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The USDA has set rules for making and labeling organic food. The label says "USDA ORGANIC" across a field and the horizon. ...
Older, Wiser, Wider?
Older, Wiser, Wider? Call it what you will: the battle of the bulge, middle-age spread, the waistline war. Somewhere in that busy time between 30 and 40, the forces of nature—children, work, time—gang up on you. One day you notice last season's clothes are a little uncomfortable this time around. All this comes at a time when age is less acceptable as an excuse for gaining weight. Just look at the current U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which make no allowance for getting heavier through the years. Getting old...
Overactive Bladder Quiz
How Much Do You Know About an Overactive Bladder? Overactive bladder is a health problem that can affect your daily life. It can cause you to feel depressed, guilty, and tired from not sleeping well. You may have to miss work and may struggle with personal relationships. 1. Going to the bathroom more than 8 times a day is normal. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Some people blame frequent trips to the bathroom on drinking too many beverages, getting older, or having a ...
Osteoporosis in Men with Cancer
Osteoporosis in Men with Cancer Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become porous and weak. As they lose strength, they are more likely to break. Bones in the spine, hip, wrist, pelvis, and upper arm are particularly at risk of fracture in people with osteoporosis. How the spine compresses with age Osteopenia is a condition in which less bone has been lost than in osteoporosis. But people with osteopenia are more likely to develop osteoporosis if something is not done to stop the loss of bone. The ...
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