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  • 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…

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease. It’s caused by fluid and pressure in the eye. At first, there aren’t symptoms, but…

  • Gallstones

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

  • Preconception Carrier Screenings

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

  • The Dangers of Tanning Beds

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

  • Vertebroplasty for Spine Fracture Pain

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

  • Palliative Care

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

  • 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…

  • Ending a Pregnancy

    Ending a pregnancy is called induced abortion. The decision is made for therapeutic or elective reasons.

  • Interstitial Cystitis

    Interstitial cystitis is a medical condition. It represents chronic bladder inflammation.

  • Food Allergies

    A food allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a food. The reaction can be mild or…

  • Exercise-induced Bronchospasm

    Exercise-induced bronchospasm, or exercise-induced asthma, happens when exercise causes the airways in your lungs to narrow, making it hard to…

  • Effects of Sun Exposure

    A small amount of sun exposure is good for us, but too much exposure to UV rays is harmful. It…

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a method of stimulating the brain with electricity to treat some types of severe mental…

  • Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy if used within a short period of time after having sex.

  • Drug Reactions

    An adverse drug reaction can occur if your body responds badly to a medicine. Anyone can have an adverse reaction,…