Human Body

The human body is an amazing structure made up of many fascinating parts and systems. Learn about the human body and how its systems work together.

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The health of the adrenal gland is of primary importance to help prevent and treat chronic disease. Learn about techniques for maintaining the health of the adrenal gland.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

Thyroid metabolism is complex, and each step can be influenced by nutrition, prescription medications and lifestyle factors. Learn how thyroid metabolism works and discover techniques for maintaining health.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

What makes your heart beat is not a simple as you think. Take a look into what makes this crucial organ tick with the help of the information inside this article.

By Maria Trimarchi

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As you watch someone happily murder every song he belts out at the karaoke bar, you have to wonder whether it's caused by the growing bar tab, a total lack of embarrassment or simple tone deafness. Why do some of us hear music so differently?

By Tom Scheve

How does a 97-pound weakling become the World's Most Perfectly Developed Man, as Charles Atlas did? Through the sport known as bodybuilding. Here are 10 of the greatest, most well-known bodybuilders to grace the stage.

By Shanna Freeman

Memory, the mental process of bringing into the conscious mind material that has been learned and retained.

The lymph system is the body's drainage system. It is composed of a network of vessels and small structures called lymph nodes. Learn more about the workings of this crucial system.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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When you can't take your eyes of the boob tube for one entire Saturday afternoon, are you doing them irreversible damage? Your parents probably told you so, when you were a kid. Were they right?

By Debra Ronca

It's another one of those things your parents told you to persuade you to eat vegetables. But besides turning orange, if you ate a bunch of carrots, would you develop superhuman vision?

By Sarah Winkler

When bedtime comes far too early, a child may be tempted to read under their covers by flashlight. Parents say the habit will ruin your eyes -- but is this old admonition true or false?

By Molly Edmonds

In a way, your spine is the keystone that holds your body together. Since it has so many important jobs, it has to develop in exactly the right way. How does this happen?

By Tracy V. Wilson

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For those of us who depend so heavily on our sense of sight, the idea of losing it is scary. Even scarier? The prospect of losing it without warning due to a silent thief called glaucoma.

By Molly Edmonds

If you still want to be spry after a few decades of birthdays have passed, then sit up straight (literally) and pay attention. We've got 10 tips to keep you in action into your sunset years.

By Tom Scheve

Babies have adorable smiles and teeny tiny fingers, but there's a persistent rumor that these new, tiny humans don't have kneecaps. What's the story of a baby's bones?

By Tom Scheve

Oh, to be a kid again. Plenty of summer vacation, plenty of mud puddles and plenty of osteoblasts? There's a reason your kid can spring back from any injury while you're laid up for weeks.

By Tom Scheve

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At night, your eyes adjust to darkness after several minutes. Do you know why it takes that long? Take a look at how your eyes adjust to darkness.

Chances are rather good you've heard the news that you have a thyroid -- but chances are also pretty decent you're not completely up to speed on exactly why you have one. What can your thyroid do for you?

By Jessika Toothman

By waxing, shaving, plucking and shearing, we manage to keep unwanted hairs at bay. But considering how much you shell out for new razors and your trips to the salon, it's a wonder that we bend over backward to groom a bunch of dead cells.

By Cristen Conger

Instead of just giving in to your food cravings, how about nourishing your brain? Take a look at the foods that kick-start your smarts. Here's a hint -- that candy bowl's not going to help.

By Molly Edmonds

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Every second of the day, blood bustles through your body, bound for your brain, toes and everything in between. How does your heart receive its fair share of the good stuff?

By Tom Scheve

When it comes to the heart, timing is critical. An irregular heartbeat is inefficient and deprives the body of blood. So what sets your ticker's rhythm?

By Julia Layton

Lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub, that's usually the sound of a happy heart. But what's responsible for that steady, comforting beat, and what if your heart doesn't sound like that?

By Tom Scheve

Everything we do is controlled and enabled by electrical signals running through our bodies. But how are those signals produced?

By Julia Layton & Mark Mancini

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The heart is crucial to life and the focus of love. Explore the parts of the heart and how your heart works, plus take a look at real pictures of human hearts with this gallery.

Have you ever wondered what your body looks like on the inside? Take a tour of your major bodily organs and learn about unusual organ conditions with these pictures.