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  • 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 is a type of toxic plant that can cause an itchy rash. Poison ivy often grows low to the ground, resembling a weed or shrub.

    Poison Ivy

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

  • patient is angry at doctor because of medical error

    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…

  • close-up of a young man in jeans holding a baseball in his hand

    Mallet Finger

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

  • A person sits in a chair and rubs their foot with their hand. Leprosy is a chronic infection caused by bacteria. It can affect the skin, nerves, eyes, and nose. It’s also called Hansen’s disease.

    Leprosy

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

  • Closeup of a mother helping her toddler walk in the grass

    Intoeing

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

  • closeup of person cutting toenails

    Ingrown Toenails

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

  • A woman pressing on her chest due to heartburn pain

    Heartburn

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

  • Genital Warts

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

  • Girl walking over balancing pods during physical therapy for flat feet

    Flat Feet

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

  • A man has fainted outdoors

    Fainting

    Fainting happens when your brain does not get enough oxygen. You lose consciousness, or “pass out,” for a brief time…

  • E. coli Infection

    E. coli are germs that are found on food and in the environment. When ingested, E. coli cause severe cramps…

  • Doctor examining patient’s ear with otoscope

    Ear Infection

    An ear infection is one of the most common conditions among children. It is caused by a viral or bacterial…

  • Baby bonding and playing with mother

    Bonding with Baby

    Bonding is a special connection you have with your baby. Bonding with your baby is not a one-time event. It…

  • Bedbugs

    Bedbugs are oval-shaped, wingless parasites. They have 6 legs and are about 1/5 of an inch long. They are white…

  • A doctor holds a bag of blood while talking to patient getting a blood transfusion because of anemia symptoms.

    Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people…