Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a type of depression that affects people in the winter months.

Low Blood Pressure

The lower the better when it comes to blood pressure, but only as long as you feel good.


Treatment for Anxiety Disorders Isn’t Just About Medication—It’s About Tackling the Root...

We all need to be anxious sometimes. It's a normal, useful response to life's challenges and dangers. But for some...


Hypertension: What It Is And What You Need To Know

Hypertension is a virtually symptomless – but potentially dangerous – condition. Thankfully, it is easy to treat with the right lifestyle choices...


What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis And How RA Will Affect Your Life

The pain can make even simple activities difficult for those with rheumatoid arthritis. But recent medical breakthroughs have revolutionized RA...

What is Up With Your Period? Find Out If You Have One of These Menstrual Disorders

Lots of things can disrupt your cycle, including disease, diet or weight changes, emotion and more. Do you have one...


All Your Questions About Breast Cancer, Answered

What do you need to know about breast cancer? Lots. Thankfully we have what you need to know after your...

Do You Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a complex condition that causes both ovaries to become enlarged by fluid-filled cysts. Find out if...


Yeast Infection

Most women will experience the itching and burning of a yeast infection, which is an overgrowth of the Candida albicans...


Varicose Veins

You may think varicose veins are simply an unsightly fact of life that come with the onset of middle age....


Uterine Cancer

Cancer of the uterus is a disease that tends to affect women after menopause.

Urinary Tract Infection

If this is your first urinary tract infection (UTI), you can take solace in the fact that you're not alone:...


Ulcers (Peptic)

Much of what we used to believe about peptic ulcers turns out to be wrong. In place of yesterday's bland...


Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders affect the body's metabolism. When hormones produced by the thyroid gland get out of whack, a range of...


Substance Abuse

Drug misuse is the taking of drugs that can harm health, make it hard to function socially, or are simply...


Stress

Brief episodes of stress can raise our energy levels and improve performance. But high levels of stress on a regular...

Stroke

Many promising new drugs, devices, and therapies are being developed to boost survival rates and improve the quality of life...


Sleep Apnea

Nights are hardly restful if you have sleep apnea, a chronic and sometimes dangerous condition in which your breathing literally'and...


Skin Cancer

The skin is composed of many different types of cells'basal cells, squamous cells, melanocytes, others'that naturally grow and slough off...


Sinusitis

Good news, sinusitis sufferers! Easy-to-follow at-home treatments can produce welcome relief, and plenty of symptom-specific medications can really help.


Shingles

Perhaps you thought that you were off the hook when your chicken pox cleared up way back when. But the...


Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases ' commonly known as STDs ' are infections caused by micro-organisms passed on from person to person...


Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is probably the most misunderstood of all mental illnesses.


Psoriasis

If you thought you'd never wear shorts again because of your blotchy, flaking skin, take heart. You will be glad...

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

If misery loves company, PMS sufferers are an empathetic crowd. But by taking a proactive approach to this recurring condition'starting...


Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of joy, but it places great physical and emotional demands on a prospective mother. It can...


Parkinson’s Disease

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease are so subtle and develop so slowly that it usually takes 5 to 10 years before...


Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is hard to detect because there are no early symptoms, and later ones are vague and can mimic...


Osteoporosis

Called the 'silent disease' because it steals strength from your skeleton, osteoporosis has few warning signs'until suddenly you break a...


Obesity

After smoking, obesity is one of the most preventable causes of death in North America. It's heartening to realize that...