Heart Health: What Is a Healthy and Normal Heart Rate for My Age?

Reviewed By Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD on 4/6/2022 Why Does a Normal Resting Heart Rate Matter? It’s important to know what heart rate is healthy and normal for every age in your life. Your heart rate, or pulse, can guide you to discover dangerous health conditions that need expert care, such as some heart […]

Living with a chronic illness – reaching out to others

A chronic illness is a long-term health condition that may not have a cure. Examples of chronic illnesses are: Alzheimer disease and dementia Arthritis Asthma Cancer COPD Crohn disease Cystic fibrosis Diabetes Epilepsy Heart disease HIV/AIDS Mood disorders (bipolar, cyclothymic, and depression) Multiple sclerosis Parkinson disease Living with chronic illness can make you feel very alone. Learn about staying […]

Head Injury

What is a head injury? Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults. The injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head, or can be moderate to severe in nature due to a concussion, deep cut or open wound, fractured skull […]

What Is Causing the Pain in Your Chest?

Knowing When It’s Time to Call 911 By Richard N. Fogoros, MD Updated on April 01, 2022 Medically reviewed by Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI Chest pain can have many different causes—some harmless and some life-threatening, including a heart attack. That’s why it’s important to be able to recognize the signs of an emergency. Never […]

What Are the Early Symptoms of Heart Failure?

More than 6 million Americans are living with heart failure. Unfortunately, the first symptom of heart failure can be a serious event like a heart attack or stroke. But there may be more subtle signs that you can watch out for. Keeping alert for the early symptoms of heart failure can help you get the treatment […]

First aid – Fractures (broken bones)

By Mayo Clinic Staff A fracture is a broken bone. It requires medical attention. If the broken bone is the result of major trauma or injury, call 911 or your local emergency number. Also call for emergency help if: The person is unresponsive, isn’t breathing or isn’t moving. Begin CPR if there’s no breathing or […]

Causes of Ear Pain and Treatment Options

Everything you need to know about ear pain By Kristin Hayes, RN Updated on April 05, 2022 Medically reviewed by John Carew, MD Ear pain, or earache, can originate from any of the three parts of the ear. Among the three sections in the ear, a person could have outer ear pain, middle ear pain, […]

Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Really Work?

Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Really Work? Detoxification (detox) diets are more popular than ever. These diets claim to clean your blood and eliminate harmful toxins from your body. However, it is not entirely clear how they do this, what specific compounds they’re supposed to eliminate, and if they even work. This is a detailed […]

Causes of Lung Pain and Treatment Options

By Lynne Eldridge, MD Updated on January 17, 2022 Medically reviewed by Doru Paul, MD You’re likely reading this because you are experiencing what you can only describe as a lung pain, are wondering what’s behind it, and are eager to know how you can improve it. It’s helpful to first know that the term lung […]

Tips for Contact Lens Wearers at Every Age

Medically Reviewed by Whitney Seltman, OD on November 02, 2021  How Long Can I Wear My Lenses? Replace your lenses as often as the doctor suggests, even if you don’t wear them every day. For instance, if you have the disposable kind that are good for one wearing, throw them out after you’ve worn them […]