In-depth

Complications

Lifestyle and home remedies

Counting calories

Weight control really boils down to one thing — calories. See what steps you can take to win the calorie battle.

How much sleep do you really need?

The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.

Quit smoking strategies

Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.

Relaxation techniques

Weight-loss strategies

Want to tip the scales in your favor? Here are six ways to win at weight loss and keep the pounds off.

Risk factors

Bile reflux

Bile reflux — the backwash of bile from the small intestine into the stomach and esophagus — can cause ongoing inflammation and lead to serious complications.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that involves hardening and thickening of the skin. Internal organs can also be damaged.

Tests and diagnosis

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

Upper endoscopy

Find out what to expect during your endoscopy exam.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Breast-feeding and medications

When you're breast-feeding, medications aren't necessarily off-limits — but caution is important. Get answers to common questions about breast-feeding and medications.

Jul. 31, 2014

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