FYI

Health Tip: Manage Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

-- Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and irritation of the digestive tract.

It affects more than 500,000 people in the United States, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says.

Read more

Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresher

-- Bad breath affects more than 40 million Americans, the American Dental Hygienists' Association says.

Routine dental cleanings can help limit buildup of plaque, which can reduce bad breath.

Read more

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Color Additives

-- Cosmetics and personal care products may contain color additives that could harm your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

While personal care products manufactured in the United States are regulated by the FDA, imported products may contain unregulated dyes, the agency says.

Read more

Health Tip: Screening for Cancer in Older Adults

-- Though a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help prevent cancer as you age, you shouldn't ignore cancer screening tests, the American Cancer Society warns.

Otherwise, you may not realize that you have the disease until it's too late, the society says, stressing that early-stage cancer doesn't always have obvious symptoms.

Read more

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Appendicitis

-- Appendicitis is a painful inflammation of the appendix. It can be life-threatening if ignored and the appendix ruptures.

More than 5 percent of people in the United States will develop appendicitis at some point during their lives, the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says.

Read more

Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy Heart

-- Your teeth may be a good indicator of your heart health, the American Heart Association says.

A recent clinical study focusing on tooth loss during midlife found that people who lost two or more teeth during the trial had a 23 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Read more

Health Tip: Living With Cardiomyopathy

-- Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that causes the heart to become enlarged, rigid or thicker.

As the condition worsens, the heart becomes weaker and is less effective at pumping blood, the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says.

Read more

Jump to Page :