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  • the midsection of a young woman with her legs pressed together because she needs to use the bathroom

    Painful Urination

    Painful urination could be an indicator of a problem, including urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, sexually transmitted infections, and…

  • Mother with her premature baby

    Premature Birth

    When a baby is born prematurely, he or she can have health problems. That’s because some organs are still developing…

  • doctor writes on clipboard in front of aisle of OTC medicines

    OTC Medicines: Know Your Risks and Reduce Them

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can be purchased at the store without a doctor’s prescription, but care should still be taken to…

  • close up of pregnant woman reading label on a medicine bottle at the pharmacy

    OTC Medicines and Pregnancy

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those you can buy without a prescription. Many OTC medicines haven’t been well studied for safety…

  • A close-up of a woman pinching fat on her stomach

    Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a set of risk factors for heart disease. These include high blood…

  • close-up of a crying baby in distress

    Intussusception

    Intussusception is medical emergency when one part of the intestine slides into another section. This causes a serious blockage.

  • close-up of infant’s hand holding mother’s finger

    Newborn Reflexes and Behavior

    While newborn babies develop at different rates, your baby should have a series of built-in responses to different stimuli at…

  • Doctor collecting blood from newborn child in hospital for screening tests

    Newborn Screening Tests

    Your newborn will go through screening tests at the hospital. The purpose is to find and treat certain health issues…

  • “Why do I smoke?" Quiz

    People smoke for different reasons. Knowing why you smoke can be the first step on the road to quitting.

  • Girl eating large chocolate bar and looking to see if anyone is watching

    Overeating in Children and Teens

    Sometimes it may seem your child or teen eats all the time. How do you know if this is something…

  • doctor examining female patient for hypothyroidism while working in his office

    Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs.

  • Two young women chatting in a coffee shop

    Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning.

  • Hands of woman who has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors on skin.

    Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder. It affects your nervous system and nerve cells. The condition produces tumors on your…

  • Mother holding premature baby’s feet with neonatal infant pulse oximeter

    Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of the intestine that can affect premature and newborn babies.

  • A baby girl wearing a medical helmet who has plagiocephaly smiling at the camera

    Plagiocephaly

    Plagiocephaly is most commonly known as flat head syndrome. It is a condition with various levels of severity, treatments, and…

  • Prostatitis

    The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Prostatitis is inflammation of that gland. It occurs when the…

  • A woman with a head injury being checked by a doctor

    Head Injuries

    A head injury is any harm to your brain, skull, or scalp. It can be mild, moderate, or severe.

  • Man holding condom in one hand and blue pill in the other

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition that prevents a man from getting or keeping an erection.

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