An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a device designed to quickly detect a life-threatening, rapid heartbeat coming from the bottom chamber of the heart.
How can I control my blood pressure?
Maintain your weight at a level close to normal. Choose fruits, vegetables, grains, and low-fat dairy foods.
High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease
Your kidneys play a key role in keeping your blood pressure in a healthy range, and blood pressure, in turn, can affect the health of your kidneys. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can damage the kidneys.
Types of Blood Pressure Medications
Here's a rundown on the main types of drugs and how they work. Often, two or more drugs work better than one.
What You Should Know About Stroke Prevention
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked, either by narrowed blood vessels or blood clots or when there is bleeding in the brain
Elder Rights & Resources
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is dedicated to promoting consumer awareness, preventing elder victimization, and working to implement community partnerships to prevent Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error, and abuse.
More than half of the estimated 16 million American diabetics are over age 60 and almost 20 percent of those age 65 or older have the disease.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States and although cost-effective interventions are available to reduce the burden of arthritis, they are currently underused.
LASIK and other refractive surgeries
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you might be interested in surgery to correct your vision. Keep in mind, though, that as much as you might like to toss out your glasses or put an end to the daily ritual of inserting and removing your contact lenses, surgery to correct vision problems isn't for everyone.
Protect Your Heart! Prevent High Blood Pressure
Anyone can develop high blood pressure, also called hypertension. African Americans are at higher risk for this serious disease than any other race or ethnic group
Asthma & Physical Activity in the School
Asthma is a chronic lung condition with ongoing airway inflammation that results in recurring acute episodes (attacks) of breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Understanding Skin Cancer
Skin cancer begins in cells, the building blocks that make up the skin. Normally, skin cells grow and divide to form new cells
This year in the United States, almost 180,000 men will be told that they have prostate cancer. After a diagnosis of prostate cancer, a man and his family face several choices regarding treatment
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Talking about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be even more difficult, and it's not something many women want to hear about
Drinking and Sex: It's Riskier than You Think
During the holiday season, we are tempted to indulge ourselves with food and alcohol at every turn.
Why Smoking Hurts Your Baby
Now that you're pregnant, it's time to give yourself the best care in the world. You can put your bad habits on hold, have regular prenatal checkups, eat healthy foods, get the proper rest, exercise, and take prenatal vitamins.
Children experience tremendous physical and emotional changes as they go through adolescence. One minute they will seem rational and well-grounded and the next they may appear to be from another planet!
Breastfed Babies are Best Fed
Breastfed Babies are Best Fed
Prevent Other Health Problems from Diabetes
Diabetes can also cause these serious health problems
The prostate is a doughnut-shaped cluster of glands located at the bottom of the bladder about halfway between the rectum and the base of the penis.
Sexual Health and Fertility in Men
If you have a problem with your sexual health or fertility, remember that you are not alone, and that if you talk with your doctor, there is a good chance you can get treatment that works
Treatment for Low Testosterone
Testosterone replacement therapy is an option for men whose natural testosterone level is not within the normal range