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  • A woman with diabetes pricks her finger to test her insulin level. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) in the blood.


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

  • A young woman with depression looks out her car window on a rainy day.


    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has…

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    COPD is a disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic…

  • Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy is a screening test that will help your doctor check for colorectal cancer. It may be used for…

  • Hoarder room packed with stored boxes, electronics, files, business equipment and household items.


    Hoarding is an anxiety disorder that makes a person with this disorder unable to get rid of things, even things…

  • multigenerational family riding their bikes

    Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    Maintaining an exercise program is important at any age. It can help you build a foundation when you’re young and…

  • Close-up doctor holding female patient’s hand

    Family Doctor vs. Quick-care Clinic

    Family doctors and quick-care clinics both have advantages for seeking care at home or on the road.

  • Take Cholesterol to Heart

    Take Cholesterol to Heart

    If you’re taking a statin, talk to your family doctor about factors such as statin intensity, risk for potential drug…

  • Blood Clots

    Blood clots are clumps of blood that form inside your body and can be harmful or even deadly if they…

  • Woman performing breast exam

    Benign Breast Conditions

    A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac inside the breast. Breast cysts are common in women. They might cause a…

  • Man with sore back muscles.

    Sore Muscles from Exercise

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle. It improves your heart and lungs and builds strong bones…

  • Close-up of an intravenous-drip bottle with doctor and patient in the background

    Artificial Hydration and Nutrition

    Artificial hydration and nutrition helps patients with short-term medical problems who cannot eat or drink by mouth.

  • happy senior couple walking outside

    After Cancer Treatment

    Returning to normal after finishing cancer treatment could mean adjusting to a new idea of what normal is. There are…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the colon or the rectum that can be detected through early, regular screenings.

  • What are Social Determinants of Health?

    Dr. Christina Wells

    Our health is influenced by a series of elements including biology, access to and quality of medical care, the environment in which we live, work, and play, and individual behaviors. Other factors that can influence your health are educational level and socioeconomic status, as…

  • Social determinants of health are the conditions in which we live, learn, work, and play. These conditions can influence your health.

    Social Determinants of Health

    Genes and biology aren’t the only factors that influence our health. Our behaviors and our social and physical environments also…

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Find doctor-approved information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases and conditions.

  • Coping with a Family Member’s Opioid Addiction

    Opioid addiction affects more than the person who is addicted. It ruins entire families.