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.
Living With Chronic Conditions
Find tips for daily living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis and asthma, as well as advice for living well both physically and mentally.
A new study finds that Alzheimer’s disease may contribute to almost as many deaths as heart disease or cancer. The researchers say their results would mean that Alzheimer’s disease contributes to more than 500,000 deaths each year.
People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?
Having a child is generally a natural, healthy event, but women with heart problems face special medical challenges during pregnancy and delivery. Consult with your cardiologist to assess whether pregnancy puts you at risk.
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.
New research shows that cold solutions used in nasal irrigation after sinus surgery can cause bony growths in the sinuses. Doctors caution — use only room temperature solutions.
To take control of irritable bowel syndrome, patients should stick to a diet that limits certain foods, including milk, beans and some fruits and vegetables. Get a convenient chart that details a low-“fodmap” diet.
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) should be checked by a doctor for early heart disease, even if they aren’t interested in ED treatment. Almost every man with ED can receive treatment that works for him.
There’s no greater investment you can make than one in your own health. Cardiac rehabilitation offers multiple benefits in one—including a healthier heart, longer life expectancy and weight loss.