Prescription painkillers such as morphine and codeine are important medicines that can provide significant comfort. But abuse of these drugs has become a major public health challenge – particularly among youngsters.
Many studies have shown that weight-loss surgery can improve or even reverse symptoms of type 2 diabetes. A new study led by a Cleveland Clinic physician shows the same surgery can help people with type 1 diabetes.
Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal — but not yet high enough to be diabetes. And it only gets more challenging as we enter menopause.
If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Even when you’re on the right dose of thyroid hormone for your weight, you may be getting more than your body needs.
The FDA just approved the second in a new class of diabetes drugs that lower blood sugar by releasing it in patients’ urine. More drugs that work this way are likely coming.
When it comes to diabetes and your diet, do you know how to separate fact from fiction? Get answers in this quiz.
Holiday parties create a potential minefield for recovering alcoholics. Be mindful of contextual situations associated with drinking and extreme emotions stirred up by the season that can trigger relapse.
How long should you put up with arthritis or joint pain, an aching neck or back, or pain resulting from a surgery or injury? Know when it's time to see a pain specialist who can accurately diagnose the issue.
If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, or chronic lower back pain, there is a minimally invasive option that may reduce or eliminate your pain for months at a time called Radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
For many people, chronic pain — most commonly back pain, headaches and pain from arthritis — can make routine activities very challenging. Read this Q&A with a panel of pain experts to find better ways to cope.