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3 Brain Aneurysm Risk Factors You Can Control (and 4 You Can’t)
A brain aneurysm can happen to anyone at any time, even if they're more common...
10 Scary Things that Can Happen If You Have Sleep Paralysis
Sleep paralysis affects only 7.6 percent of the general population, but it can be a terrifying...
11 Signs Your Upper Back Pain Is Serious Trouble
Backaches can be an annoyance—or they can sideline you for days. Here's how to...
11 Signs Your Muscle Pain Is a Sign of Something Worse
Was it the weights you lifted at the gym? Or maybe your pillow is uncomfortable?...
Avoid a Summer Cold: 6 Tricks to Stay Healthy
Summer colds last longer, and often feel make you feel worse than the colds you...
This Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s
There are 47 million people living with dementia worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. While...
15 Scary Symptoms That Are Actually Harmless
Before you let "Dr. Google" convince you that your headache must be brain cancer, learn...
14 Ways to Lower Triglycerides Naturally
Are your triglyceride levels elevated? You may not know about the many ways you can...
These Are the Best Sleeping Positions for Your Health, According to Science
One simple adjustment to your sleeping position can improve your circulation, ease back pain, and...
What Causes Night Sweats? 14 Medical Explanations
Could your bed double as a wading pool by morning? Here's what causes night sweats—...
12 Diseases Doctors Can Actually Detect Through Smell
Many diseases and conditions have their own "breathprint," and this may soon pave the way...
9 Health Clues Hiding Right on Your Tongue
See something funky in the mirror? Don't worry, it's most likely not a strange tongue...
17 Medical Reasons You Always Feel Cranky
There could be a condition behind your snapping.
What Is Lupus—And 9 Everyday Things That Trigger It
The lowdown on this difficult-to-diagnose autoimmune disease—and what you can do to minimize its...
My “Hernia” Turned Out to Be Stage 3 Melanoma
This woman's love of the outdoors led to a diagnosis of melanoma. Now Sara Langill...
12 “Innocent” Tick Mistakes That Are Putting Your Health in Danger
Being vigilant about ticks takes a lot more than keeping your lawn short, scanning your...
1 in 3 People Could Develop This Alzheimer’s-Like Disease by Age 85
A new disease mimics Alzheimer's symptoms in people aged 85 and older—but it's entirely different....
8 First Aid Tricks ER Doctors Wish You Knew
From how to stem bleeding to the secret of saving a knocked-out tooth, these are...
24 Secrets Pain Doctors Won’t Tell You
Learn what pain doctors are really thinking when you visit them, and how you can...
My “Sprained Ankles” Turned Out to Be Uncontrolled Gout
After repeated ankle sprains—and no memory of turning his ankle—this man knew something...
What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
Bed bug bites come in a variety of shapes and sizes—including no reaction at...
13 Medical Reasons You’re Tired All the Time
You might think it’s a Daylight Savings Time hangover, an insanely busy schedule, or...
My Childhood Illness Came Back After 16 Years—And Almost Killed Me
Being alone abroad is challenging enough; add a life-threatening situation with no one to help,...
20 Jobs That Can Up Your Risk for Cancer
Is your job making you sick? If it's listed here, the answer might be yes....
45 Things Heart Doctors Do to Protect Their Own Hearts
Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, more than all cancers combined....
Nothing Stopped My Severe Migraines Until I Dropped This One Food from My Diet
I spent years trying to find my migraine trigger—but it wasn't until my baby...
15 Things Brain Doctors Wish You Knew About Strokes
Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone experiences a stroke. Learn what doctors need you...
My “Menopause” Symptoms Turned Out to Be Cervical Cancer
Carol Lacey's symptoms didn't seem too bad, and she wasn't too worried when she went...
50 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know)
No one looks forward to a health crisis, but our insights and tips will help...
The Thyroid Cancer Symptoms I Ignored—But You Shouldn’t
My sneezing, coughing, and wheezing seemed like springtime allergy symptoms—but they turned out to...
How to Get Rid of Skin Tags, According to a Dermatologist
They seem harmless, but there's a very good reason you shouldn't ignore them.
Anxiety Attack vs. Panic Attack: How to Tell the Difference
These two conditions have similarities but are extremely different in terms of intensity and how...