Millions of Californians will be able to sign up for health insurance starting Tuesday through the state's new insurance exchange, Covered California.
The agency will open for business to help enroll Californians who are not covered by their employers or are eligible for Medi-Cal.
Whether you're trying to remove the evidence of a late night or just want to simplify your beauty routine, there are many quick tricks you can use. To soothe puffy eyes, chill damp tea bags, spoons, or cucumber slices in the fridge and place them on your eyes for 10 minutes while lying down, or apply a soothing eye gel.
Enlarged male breasts are the sign of a relatively common condition known as gynecomastia (guy-neh-co-MAST-ee-ah). The condition may be brought on by obesity, anabolic steroids (ann-uh-BALL-ick STAIR-oids), hormonal imbalances, or heavy use of alcohol or marijuana.
Alcoholism is a disease in which the affected individual is addicted to alcohol. According to the National Council on Alcoholism, it's estimated that twelve million Americans are alcoholics, and they may exhibit a wide variety of symptoms.
Ovulation refers to the time of your cycle that the egg is released from the ovum. This is the only time of the month you can become pregnant. Knowing when you ovulate can help you prevent or achieve pregnancy.
You may not realize how damaging stress can be to your body, especially because it seems like such a normal part of life. But consider what happens to your body when it's under stress: Your heart rate and blood pressure increase; your breathing becomes rapid, which makes your lungs work harder; and your muscles tense up in preparation for action.
Newborns and infants don't need complete immersion (ih-MUR-zhun) bathing more than two or three times a week. In between baths, thoroughly clean the diaper area during changes and face and neck after feedings.
A deep vein thrombosis (thrawm-BOH-sihs), or DVT (D-V-T), is a blood clot that most often occurs in the deep veins of the calf or leg. The major factors that contribute to clot formation are sluggish blood flow, inflammation of the vein wall, and an increased tendency for blood to coagulate, or thicken.
Throughout life, your body goes through a number of changes that can affect you both physically and mentally. Some of these changes are natural and irreversible, but being aware of them can enable you to make adjustments to promote a more satisfying lifestyle.
When arteries that supply the heart with blood become progressively clogged over time with cholesterol and other deposits, they can cut off the heart's supply of oxygen and cause chest pain called angina (an-JYE-nuh).
Divorce can be extremely unsettling for children of any age. Many respond to divorce with pervasive feelings of sadness, strong wishes of reconciliation, and worries about having to take care of themselves.
Oral and anal sex and their effects on conception are a highly debated issue in fertility forums. Some studies indicate that you can build up immunity to your partner's sperm, making your body reject it upon contact.