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  • Ringworm

    Ringworm is a skin infection that makes a rash shaped like a ring. The rash can occur different places on…

  • West Nile Virus

    West Nile virus is a disease usually spread by mosquitos that can cause flu-like symptoms. Most people infected with the…

  • Poisoning

    Poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You could breathe it in, swallow it, or absorb it…

  • Plasma Viral Load Testing

    A plasma viral load (PVL) test measures how much human immunodeficiency virus is in your blood. That amount of HIV…

  • Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy is a type of toxic plant. It is common in most parts of the United States. Poison ivy…

  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and swelling in your heel.

  • Medical Errors: Tips to Help Prevent Them

    Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. Help prevent errors by becoming an active…

  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

    Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a joint problem that usually affects the hip or knee. It also can occur in the…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when a person’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a person ages, their ovaries make fewer…

  • Mallet Finger

    Mallet finger is an injury to your fingertip that prevents you from straightening it. It is common in sports, especially…

  • Leprosy

    Leprosy is a chronic infection caused by bacteria. It can affect the skin, nerves of the hands and feet, eyes,…

  • Intoeing

    Most people’s feet point straight ahead or outward. Some people, however, have feet that point inward. This is called…

  • Ingrown Toenails

    An ingrown toenail occurs when the side or corner of the nail curls down and digs into the skin of…

  • Hypothermia

    Hypothermia is a medical condition. It occurs when you are exposed to bitter cold for a long time. It is…

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour taste in the throat and mouth. It…

  • Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis. It is marked by swelling and pain in your joints. It most often…

  • Genital Warts

    Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

  • Flat Feet

    Flat feet is a common condition in which one or both feet don’t have normal arches. This condition can happen…