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  • woman with a keloid or raised scar on her shoulder

    Keloids (Raised Scars)

    Keloids are a type of raised scar. They occur where the skin has healed after an injury and can grow…

  • A 3-D illustration of hepatitis B virus in blood vessel with red blood cells

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by a virus. It is usually spread from person to person through…

  • middle-aged couple go over paperwork with a lawyer

    Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders

    An advance directive is a legal document. It tells your doctor and family what kind of medical care you want…

  • Woman with gallstones holds her stomach in pain


    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder. Some people have them but don’t have symptoms. For others,…

  • illustration of unborn baby in the womb with DNA strand in the background

    Preconception Carrier Screenings

    Preconception carrier screenings are pre-pregnancy tests a woman can have to determine if she or her partner are carriers of…

  • Tanning bed with glasses and towel

    The Dangers of Tanning Beds

    Tanning beds are the source of intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They are not safe.

  • doctor and senior female patient look at a model of a spine

    Vertebroplasty for Spine Fracture Pain

    Vertebroplasty treats compression spine fractures. In these fractures, the bone collapses and breaks. The procedure injects cement into the…

  • Nurse providing care to elderly man at home in bed

    Palliative Care

    Palliative care is designed to improve the quality of care for a person who has a serious or life-threatening…

  • 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…