Medicine has to do with diseases and conditions that affect the entire body. In this section, learn about testing and treatment plans including the medicines used to prevent and treat a range of diseases and conditions.
Expressing your health needs and concerns and getting answers to your questions are key components of effective communication in the health care setting. Learn how to communicate effectively with your health care professionals.
When you're dissatisfied with a physician's performance, working through communication problems may be preferable to finding another health care professional. Learn what to do to repair a communication breakdown with your health care provider.
Lose 30 pounds in 30 days with no diet or exercise! Sound too good to be true? It is: Most diet-pill promises have no real scientific backing. Learn the truth about diet drugs and what they can really deliver.
The World Health Organization's goals are not to be taken lightly: eradicating disease, promoting healthy living conditions and overseeing the general welfare of people all over the world. Learn about the WHO.
Today, organ transplants are relatively simple procedures, yet thousands of people die every year waiting for their turn. Find out about transplants and what’s being done to remedy the organ-shortage problem.
The threat of anthrax as a biological weapon has become a real concern for everyone. Ciprofloxacin is a drug used to treat people exposed to anthrax. Learn how this medicine works against the anthrax bacteria.
Lots of people are trading in glasses and contacts for more permanent vision correction. Curious about vision correction surgery? Find out if you're a candidate for LASIK and see how the process works.
According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 2.8 million people aged 12 or older had illegally used the prescription drug OxyContin at least once. Find out about this controversial drug.
Feel a bit of a headache coming on? Muscle aches from yesterday's workout too distracting? Arthritis making that knitting project a pain? Discover how aspirin and other analgesics dull the pain and find out what else they're good for.
Besides being careful about the medications you give your baby directly, be aware that harmful medications get passed on to a baby via breast milk, as well. Learn more about what medications aren’t safe for infants and toddlers from this article.