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  • Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that most people are exposed to as infants. It rarely causes symptoms, but sometimes…

  • baby in a diaper lying on his back crying

    Crying: Under Age 1

    A crying baby is normal. However, it can be upsetting to you and it’s usually a sign something is bothering…

  • Young man lying on grass while female bends over him doing CPR

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It’s an important lifesaving technique to use in emergencies.

  • Man sleeping on back with nasal mask.

    CPAP Devices for Sleep Apnea

    A CPAP device fits over your face while you sleep. It reduces snoring and prevents sleep disturbances that can interfere…

  • A mother and two young children lie in bed blowing their noses. Flu symptoms can sometimes be mistaken for symptoms of the common cold and vice versa. Both are contagious respiratory illnesses.

    Flu Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms

    The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They share many symptoms, but they…

  • condom packages in a jeans pocket

    Common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections spread by sexual contact.

  • A woman is coughing on her bed. Finding the best cough suppressant can be a challenge.

    Cough Medicine: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over-the-counter cough suppressants can be used to treat some coughs that are interfering with your sleep or activities, but not…

  • A woman sitting in front of her computer, talking on her cell phone, and yawning

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease that causes extreme fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months and interrupts daily…

  • Baby in car seat

    Choosing Safe Baby Gear

    Having a baby means you’ll need a lot of baby gear. First, do your research to ensure everything you buy…

  • Child with broken arm and cast in sling

    Cast Care

    Having to wear a cast isn’t necessarily enjoyable — or comfortable. But taking proper care of your cast may mean…

  • A man working at a computer, grabbing his right wrist in pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissues in your wrist get swollen or inflamed and press on the median nerve, making your hand hurt.

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that occurs when the tissues in your wrist get swollen or inflamed and…

  • Dermatologist uses magnifying glass to examine a mole on the back of a male patient

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

  • A young man grabbing his shoulder in pain

    Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain, whether caused by a specific injury or not, can be treated with active rest and range-of-motion exercises as…

  • Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it needs.


    Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it…

  • Rape

    Rape is any form of sexual activity that you don’t agree to. It can range from being touched to being…

  • Lead Poisoning in Children

    Lead poisoning is serious. It happens after repeated exposure to things that contain high levels of lead. This could be…

  • Fit woman wearing a knee brace in a gym

    Knee Bracing: What Works?

    Knee braces are supports to be worn when you have pain in your knee or to prevent injury. Some doctors…

  • An illustration of a healthy kidney and a kidney with cysts

    Kidney Cysts

    Kidney cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the kidneys. These small, oval or round sacs are almost…