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Heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is an umbrella term, made up of a variety of different diseases affecting the...

High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition in which the force of blood against artery walls is too strong. Over time, high blood pressure...

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is an important type of fat (lipid) that is made by the body and is necessary for it to function. It also is found in foods that are...

Stress

Stress is a physical, mental and emotional response to life's changes and demands. Stress is experienced in levels. Low levels may not be...

Tobacco abuse

When people use tobacco products on a regular basis, their bodies develop a need for nicotine. If they don't get nicotine, they start having...

Weight problems

Adults with obesity are more likely to have certain health problems than adults who are not obese. These problems include the following. ...

Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition in which sugar (glucose) remains in the blood rather than entering the body’s cells to be used for energy. This...

Pain

Pain is a sensation that is transmitted from an area of tissue damage or stress along the sensory nerves to the brain. The brain interprets the...

Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most...

Pregnancy

Early signs of pregnancy: Your first sign of pregnancy may be a missed menstrual period. Other early signs of pregnancy, caused by hormonal...

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is a serious illness that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It also can happen after miscarriage and...

Fall prevention

Injuries from falls may be more likely among older adults and in people who have had a stroke or have multiple sclerosis or osteoporosis.