Nail Problems and Injuries 10/07/2012 () Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Nail Problems and Injuries Topic Overview Minor fingernail and toenail problems are common. At one time or another, almost everyone has caught a nail on something, causing it to rip, or has smashed a finger in a door, leaving blood under the nail. These kinds of injuries can be quite painful but are usually not serious.
Nail Psoriasis 01/09/2012 () Nail Psoriasis Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Nail Psoriasis Topic Overview Many people who have psoriasis have nail changes. This can involve: Pitting on the surface of the nail. Defects in the nail, such as ridges or crumbling nails. Yellowish color to the toenails (and sometimes fingernails). Thickening of the fingernails or toenails. Spots under the fingernails, such as yellow-red patches. Separation of the nail from the nail bed. Total loss of the nail bed.
Nail-Biting 10/07/2012 () Nail-Biting Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Nail-Biting Topic Overview Nail-biting (onychophagia) is a common stress-relieving habit. You may bite your nails in times of stress or excitement, or in times of boredom or inactivity. It can also be a learned behavior from family members. Nail-biting is the most common of the typical "nervous habits," which include thumb-sucking, nose-picking, hair-twisting or -pulling, tooth-grinding, and picking at skin.
Nancy's Story: Quitting Smoking Takes More Than Willpower 08/15/2013 () Nancy's Story: Quitting Smoking Takes More Than Willpower Topic Contents Nancy's story Related Information Credits Nancy's Story: Quitting Smoking Takes More Than Willpower Nancy's story Nancy started smoking in nursing school. It helped relieve the stress of school. But years later, something happened to make her think twice about her smoking habit. Nancy was working as a nurse and was exposed to someone who had a bad case of pneumonia. As a precaution, Nancy was checked for pneumonia.
Narcotics Anonymous 07/20/2012 () Narcotics Anonymous Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Narcotics Anonymous Topic Overview Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a self-help organization patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). NA groups consist of individuals who meet regularly to help each other stop using drugs and to maintain a drug-free lifestyle. NA has replaced the word "alcohol" with "addiction" in AA's 12 steps to reflect the disease concept of addiction.