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  • View of a man’s spinal column through the back of his shirt

    Spinal Cord Injury

    Common causes of spinal cord injury include falling, sports-related events, car accidents, and diseases such as polio or spina…

  • Hand Massage to help pain in the finger joints.

    Scleroderma

    Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disorder. There are 2 types of scleroderma. One type affects the skin. The other type…

  • A mother with postpartum preeclampsia holding a newborn baby in her arms at the hospital

    Postpartum Preeclampsia

    Postpartum preeclampsia is high blood pressure in a woman who has recently had a baby. It is a rare medical…

  • A family suffering from the flu holds tissues up to their noses while sitting on a couch.

    Preventing the Flu

    The flu is a viral infection that can lead to serious diseases, such as pneumonia. That’s why it’s important to…

  • Huntington's Disease

    Huntington’s disease is a rare, progressive brain disorder. It gradually kills nerve cells in the brain, taking away physical and…

  • Cotton swab with fluid sample for lab test to diagnose meningitis

    Meningitis

    Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis: viral…

  • Young girl looking at her reflection in the mirror

    Body Image (Children and Teens)

    Many things influence how children see themselves. Parents can play a critical role in helping children develop a positive body…

  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: First Trimester

    The first trimester of pregnancy can be exciting and scary. A person’s body goes through a lot of changes—physically and…

  • Cancer: Medical Vocabulary

    When you are diagnosed with cancer, it can be overwhelming. You have your feelings to deal with, plus a whole…

  • Birthing Classes

    Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan…

  • close-up of doctor looking at casted leg of a female patient

    What is a Total Contact Cast?

    A total contact cast is used to treat ulcers (deep sores) on a person’s foot. It consists of a fiberglass…

  • newborn baby wrapped up in a blanket sleeping

    Undescended Testicles

    Testicles are part of the male body. They usually move from inside the body to the scrotum at birth. If…

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is an infection caused by bacteria. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs. But it can also affect your joints, kidneys,…

  • A sick woman with acute bronchitis coughs at her desk. Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into your lungs).

    Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into…

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not…

  • Stomach Cancer

    Stomach cancer is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach. It’s also called gastric…

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

    Sick sinus syndrome is the name for several conditions in which your heart doesn’t work the correct way. Your heart…

  • A shingles rash on a man’s back

    Shingles

    Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is also called zoster or herpes zoster. It is caused by the same…