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Understanding Your Physical Health | The Basics

Yes, you will face mental and physical challenges, but making these changes today can help.

We can all be forgetful, but some simple habits, and a new perspective, can ease the burden.

If you thought turning 40 was tough, welcome to a whole new assortment of challenges.

Dizziness comes and goes but could be a sign of a vestibular disorder.

Congratulations, you've made it to this far. Brace yourself, here's what's coming next.

Low-dose blood thinners may have once been useful, but doctors increasingly advise against them.

Shivering may not sound like the best way to start your day, but many swear by it.

If you keep getting up through the night, it may be time to check your pelvic floor.

When it comes to your body, turning 50 can be very different from turning 40.

Can you suffer from the damage of past generations? In a word, yes.

Don't let stomach acid ruin your night. Take steps so you don't feel the burn.

From the risk factors to the 4 primary forms, here's what you should know about blood cancer.

Aging is an inevitable part of life, but you can help slow some negative changes.

NHL starts in white blood cells and is the seventh most common cancer among American adults.

Donating your body to science is a noble cause—that not everyone can pursue.

Though rare, ILD represents a serious group of disorders you need to know about.

Getting older is inevitable, but it's not all downhill from here.

With so much data flying around, it's time we got a year-end status update on the pandemic.

Differentiating between typical and atypical dermatology can save your life.

The correct way to store medicine, how long to keep it and when to hand it over to a pharmacist.

It's a life-threatening condition you may not even know you have.

Sleep can be an ongoing challenge, but there are medications and lifestyle changes that work.

Alterations on certain genes can predispose people of all sexes to a host of cancers.

What may seem like a small, single tick bite can affect your health in the future.

Just how much do they really know about you? One TikTok goes viral with the answer.

We had a relatively good year, but are we about to have a major comeback?

Introduce nature into your home and office to improve your mental health and well-being.

It can be intimidating to start from scratch, so we asked some family doctors to help out...

What to do the morning after when you've had one too many the night before.

Flatulence and more—everything you never really wanted to know about gas.

A lot of American adults have hypertension, but few of us do anything about it.

Approved in 1946, this vaccine has saved lives for 75 years. Make sure to get one.

Experts say good dental hygiene can have positive effects on both the mind and the body.

Everybody has bowel movements, but no one talks about it. Maybe we should.

Working with your doctor can help prevent future complications.

Be on your guard. Are these high-risk conditions just around the corner?

Who knew? It turns out the fountain of youth may be found in our blood.

Got questions about this itchy and uncomfortable skin disease?

Want to stunt with shades on? Turns out this is more than a style choice.

It’s not just for kids—here’s what you need to know.

The ultimate guide to healing so you can get on with your life.

Whether you work from home or at an office, here's how to keep in good shape at your desk.

We are what we eat—but maybe we are what we pee, as well.

Almost 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with a form of skin cancer each day—don't let one be you.

You can't turn back time, but these lifestyle changes may help you look and feel younger.

It's fallen off the virus radar, but protecting yourself is key to enjoying your summer outside.

From cramps to childbirth, women face plenty of pain, but they're not superheroes because of it.

A bladder sling requires highly specialized surgery that benefits more people than you'd think.

Whether you're into astrology or not, the numbers don't lie.

If you're feeling lightheaded and sleepy today, that could mean serious trouble down the line.

These little worms can be a big annoyance, but they don't have to be a big deal.

I was so trapped in my body, I never thought I’d escape. When I did, I gained a whole new self.

Like all weight loss medical procedures, this innovation has significant benefits and risks.

Pelvic pain can be debilitating, but finding a cause allows for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Heart disease is just as common among women as men and every bit as dangerous.

Issues with this critical gland often mimic other diseases, making it difficult to diagnose.

When body chemicals get out of whack, it can affect every aspect of your life.

Being aware of and prepared for FCR can help you overcome and even avoid this condition.

Scabies is an easily treated parasitic infection that carries a damaging social stigma.

When medical care is inaccessible—or not trustworthy—self-diagnosis can be empowering.

Alcohol has long been used for oral hygiene, but some dentists recommend safer alternatives.

Learn how to set up a successful quit-smoking plan that includes the appropriate use of NRT.

Your oral health can tell you more about your overall health than you think.

Aging takes a toll on the body, but a healthy lifestyle can keep you robust through the years.

Here's what happens to your body after inhaling a puff from your vaporizer.

Summertime brings more sun exposure, but smart strategizing can save your skin.

With a bit of creativity and courage, you can find new paths to reaching your full potential.

This isn't just your grandfather's disease—prevention can begin no matter how young you are.

If you have urination difficulties, identify the root cause so you can receive appropriate care.

Ten million new cases of dementia are reported worldwide each year. Recognize the symptoms.

Proper nutrition and exercise are top priorities, but three additional methods can help, too.

An estimated 100,000 people in the U.S. get this lifesaving procedure each year.

Keep certain considerations in mind before you opt for a glimpse at your genetic code.

Millions of people are affected by digestive disorders. Get the facts about gut health issues.

Let's separate the facts from the fiction on this important health issue.

We bust some heart disease myths so you can make better choices about your heart health.

Between surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, you may see different results.

Early loss of bone mass to osteoporosis can be difficult to detect, but it is possible.

When it comes to colorectal cancer, separating fact from fiction could save your life.

Doctors recommend that everyone increase levels of activity to prevent bone density loss.

Watch for the warning signs of heart disease, and learn how you can prevent this deadly disease.