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Head Lice Prevention listen now There are number of ways in which a child can contract head lice most commonly perhaps contact with an already infested person.
Diabetes and Exercise listen now Diabetics need to check their blood sugar before and after exercising. Diabetics who do not check their blood sugar run the risk of hypoglycemia as well as other complications.
ADHD and Alcoholism listen now If it is undiagnosed and untreated, ADHD can be associated with sometimes significant academic and social problems. The teen can try and self-medicate with alcohol.
Exercises for Aging Gracefully listen now The most important thing is that we remain active as we get older, with aerobic exercise, and also exercises like Tai Chi and yoga, things that improve balance. We want to be physically active in our daily life, and remain active in our heads so we don't feel dependent on other people.
Avoiding Vacation Weight Gain listen now Vacations should be an opportunity to re-energize, refresh, and relax -- not an excuse to take a break from health. When planning your vacation, opt for locations that will allow you to engage in physical activities you enjoy. Keep in mind that physical activity is the ticket to enjoying extra calories without weight gain.
Weightlifting listen now Exercise is the best way to keep the weight off after you have lost weight. Most of the weight gain from weightlifting is from fluid in the muscle, and water is heavy.You want to gain muscle because when you lose weight, twenty five percent of your weight loss is from muscle.
Autism listen now Autism spectrum disorder is the second most common serious developmental disability in the US, following mental retardation and intellectual impairment. Still autism spectrum disorders are not as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or speech and language impairments.
Kidney Stones listen now Dehydration is a common condition that can lead to kidney stones, as well as obstruction to the flow of urine. Some people say the pain associated with the symptoms of kidney stones is the most excruciating pain they've ever experienced.
Prostate Cancer listen now Prostate specific antigen levels alone don't give doctors enough information to determine whether cancer is present in the prostate gland. An elevated PSA level in a patient with a history of cancer doesn't necessarily mean the cancer has recurred.
Osteoporosis listen now Osteoporosis is a serious condition that affects millions of women in the United States. There are no recognizable symptoms of osteoporosis so the disease can go unrecognized until there is a fracture of a bone.
Gastric Bypass Surgery listen now Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery require lifelong changes in eating habits. Risks of gastric bypass surgery include infection, developing blood clots, leaking of stomach contents, and stretching of the pouch..
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome listen now Signs and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and how to cope. Since many diseases have similar conditions, it's important to exclude those first to determine if you have chronic fatigue syndrome.
Testicular Cancer listen nowSymptoms and detection of testicular cancer (cancer of the testicle), importance of prevention through early diagnosis by performing a testicular self exam every month.
Surviving A Heat Wave listen nowSteps to take to keep your cool when it's hot. Avoid alcoholic beverages and caffeine, as both these substances can act as diuretics and promote dehydration.
Jellyfish FAQs listen nowAre jellyfish harmful?  What happens when you're stung by their tentacles?  Here's what to do if you're stung.
Dangers of Spider Bites listen nowWhat happens if you're bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider?  How do you take care of spider bites?
Antibiotics 101 listen nowImportant points to remember while taking antibiotics.
Battling Bulimia listen nowWho is most likely to develop bulimia? What are the medical dangers? Are there any known ways to prevent it?
Cosmetic Surgery Checklist listen nowWhat questions should you be asking your doctor BEFORE you elect to go for cosmetic surgery?
Retroviruses & Opportunistic  2006 Update listen nowPerspectives of interest on topics from the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (held in Denver, Colorado February 5-8, 2006)
Hoodia, New Weight Loss Miracle? listen nowDr. Melissa Stoppler, Medicinenet Editor, offers her perspective on a current weight loss trend -- taking Hoodia to lose weight.
Updates:  Annual Rheumatology Meeting '05 listen nowTopics From 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting of The American College of Rheumatology (November 12-17, 2005)
Updates:  International AIDS  Conference '05 listen nowReporting from 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Brazil (July 2005).
Updates: Diabetes National Conference '05 listen nowReporting from American Diabetes Association's Annual Scientific Sessions (California June 10-14, 2005).