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Your Body

  • Using a Surgeon's Tools to Erase the Years
    It's called plastic surgery, but there's no plastic involved. In this case, "plastic" refers to the ability of the surgeon to reshape the skin, the face, or other body parts. With advances in technique and an aging population, plastic surgery is more popular than ever.
  • Wanted: The Free Radical
  • What Are the Kidneys?
  • What Do You Really Know About Sleep?
    A good night's sleep—everyone needs it, but not everyone gets it. We stay up late and get up early, and then wonder why we always feel tired.
  • What Is the Gallbladder?
    The gallbladder is a four-inch, olive-shaped muscular sac that lies under the liver in the right side of the abdomen.
  • What Is the Sense of Taste?
    Your sense of taste is brought to you by more than 10,000 little taste buds on your tongue that turn eating into a pleasurable experience.
  • What Is the Thyroid Gland?
    The thyroid gland controls how fast your heart beats, how quickly you digest food, how much you sweat, the speed at which you burn calories, and many other activities.
  • What to Do About a Pain in the Neck
    Most neck pain is caused by sleeping on a bed that’s too soft, poor posture, stress, neck strains or degenerative joint disease that occurs when the joints of the neck become inflamed or a disc pushes outward from its normal position.
  • Where's the Wisdom in Wisdom Teeth?
    Often these teeth are troublemakers that decide to turn crooked, refuse to grow in completely, or become misshapen.
  • Where's Your Body Fat?
    It's important to note that it's not just how much extra body fat a person has, but where it is stored on the body that determines how risky the extra pounds are.
  • Why Fat Cells Are Important
    Fat cells store excess energy in the body. People who tend to become overweight aren't very good at burning up calories; instead they store them as fat.
  • Why the Doctor Examines the Neck and Throat
  • Why the Doctor Looks at Your Fingernails
    Did you know that at least 40 medical problems can be detected when your doctor examines your fingernails? Their color, shape and condition can tell your doctor a lot about your health.
  • Why the Doctor Presses Your Abdomen
    When your doctor presses on your abdomen, he or she is feeling to see if any major internal organs are enlarged or tender, making them painful to touch, which could indicate disease.
  • Why the Doctor Takes a Blood Sample
    You probably don't enjoy giving a blood sample, but it's an important part of a physical exam. From a small sample of your blood, your health care provider can order scores of tests.