Anatomy of the Endocrine System The endocrine system includes not only the pancreas—the organ involved in the development of diabetes—but also the pituitary, thyroid, and other glands.
Voice Disorders A voice disorder is when a person has a problem with pitch, volume, tone, and other qualities of their voice. These problems occur when the vocal cords don't vibrate normally.
Ear, Nose, and Throat Facts The ear consists of three areas—the outer, middle, and inner ear. The nose is the organ of smell and is part of the peripheral nervous system. The throat is a ring-like muscular tube that acts as the passageway for air, food, and liquid.
All About the Stomach Your stomach's starring role is as an organ essential for digestion. The stomach breaks down all the food you eat.
A Quick Look at Reflexes What happens when your healthcare provider taps on your knee with a rubber mallet? Your leg kicks forward, seemingly on its own. And in a sense, your leg has a mind of its own — in your spinal cord.
Why the Healthcare Provider Examines the Neck and Throat Checking the throat and neck can help your healthcare provider diagnose a range of illnesses and disorders. One of the things your healthcare provider checks for is enlarged lymph nodes, or "swollen glands."
Exercise and Target Heart Rate The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Heart rate monitors, which monitor your heart rate while you exercise, can help you do that with ease.