Tonsillectomy is the third most common surgery performed on children in the United States—but it's actually far less common than it was in the 50s when entire classrooms of students would get their tonsils taken out at school.
You or a family member comes down with a sore throat and fever. You don't want to run to the doctor for every minor illness—but untreated bacterial infections can cause serious complications. What should you do? Here are a couple of preliminary questions you can ask yourself before calling for an appointment:
Even though mood disorders are common, treatable disorders, many people still feel there's a "stigma" to being diagnosed with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder—perhaps because as recently as fifty years ago, mental illness was thought of as a single incurable disease.
Aging can't be stopped but the choices you make today can help you stay healthy and active as you age. Here are some of the most common signs of aging and what you can do to address them.
Most people don't start thinking about going to sleep until they put on their pajamas or brush their teeth. People dealing with insomnia may have to think about sleep throughout the day—until they get their sleeping habits back on track.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed life-threatening events such as natural disasters, serious accidents, terrorist incidents, war or violent personal assaults. People who experience PTSD [...]