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  • A close-up of a boy getting an injection in his right upper arm

    HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls—and boys—can both benefit from getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine reduces chances of developing some cancers later…

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammatory, allergic disease that occurs when certain white blood cells build up in your esophageal…

  • close-up of a woman’s hands holding a positive pregnancy test

    Ending a Pregnancy

    Ending a pregnancy is called induced abortion. The decision is made for therapeutic or elective reasons.

  • Woman with hands crossed over her pelvis as if she is in pain or needs to use the restroom

    Interstitial Cystitis

    Interstitial cystitis is a medical condition. It represents chronic bladder inflammation.

  • allergy food

    Food Allergies

    A food allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a food. The reaction can be mild or…

  • Tired woman sitting on the stairs with bottle of water in gym

    Exercise-induced Bronchospasm

    Exercise-induced bronchospasm, or exercise-induced asthma, happens when exercise causes the airways in your lungs to narrow, making it hard to…

  • Young boy sitting on the beach having sunscreen applied to his back

    Effects of Sun Exposure

    A small amount of sun exposure is good for us, but too much exposure to UV rays is harmful. It…

  • conceptual drawing of a human head showing the brain, with electric waves going through the head

    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a method of stimulating the brain with electricity to treat some types of severe mental…

  • Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy if used within a short period of time after having sex.

  • Wife calling doctor on phone to help her ill husband

    Drug Reactions

    An adverse drug reaction can occur if your body responds badly to a medicine. Anyone can have an adverse reaction,…

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition characterized by an obsession with food and weight. It harms a person’s…

  • Close up portrait of young man with down syndrome wearing headphones outdoors

    Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy

    Adults with Down syndrome should see their doctors regularly for preventive health care. They may be at greater risk for…

  • Young woman with black eye

    Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is abuse by a caregiver, parent, spouse, intimate partner, or another member of your family.

  • Open medicine bottle spread out with different dietary supplements

    Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

    Dietary supplements are any substances you take to improve your health or wellness. This includes vitamins, minerals, and herbs.

  • sweaty girl drinking water from a bottle outside


    Dehydration is when your body doesn’t have enough fluids to work properly. It happens when you lose more fluids than…

  • Assortment of foods high in omega-3s and unsaturated fats

    Dietary Fats: What’s Good and What’s Bad

    There are good fats, which your body uses for energy and other health benefits, and there are bad fats, which…

  • Woman receiving injection in upper arm

    Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive

    Depo-Provera is a form of birth control. It is an injection, or shot, that contains progestin. You must get it…

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too…