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  • Eating disorders in teens or young adults can cause serious health problems that can become life-threatening if untreated.

    For Parents: Eating Disorders in Teens

    An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when eating… body and mind. Often, teens need counseling to talk through how they feel about their weight and other issues in their life. Additionally, your doctor…

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Learn about sexually transmitted infections and how you can prevent them… of any other sex-related products you own, such as lubricants and condoms. Some brands of these products may have nonoxynol-9 added to them. If you are unsure if your spermicide or any other product…

  • pregnant woman talking to her doctor

    Pregnancy: Making Choices

    Pregnancy is an important milestone with a lot of choices and questions. Learn all you can to make the choices… can be helpful to let you know if your baby might have problems when it is born. But sometimes they can cause added worry or…

  • Getting Fit Throughout Your Day

    Get creative to find ways throughout your day to improve your fitness… a regular fitness routine. Try to find 30 minutes or more on most days to get a thorough workout. Then, when you add in smaller activities throughout your day, you’ll get even more…

  • Mother breastfeeding her baby

    Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

    Breastfeeding benefits your baby. Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop… Breastfeeding has many benefits for your baby. Breast milk is rich in nutrients. It has antibodies, which help protect your baby against infections. It also…

  • COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in 2019.

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is highly contagious and does not yet have an approved vaccine. Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and… COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus call SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses, which infect people and some animals, spread through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing,…

  • A collection of calcium-rich foods including cheese, milk and yogurt.

    Calcium: What You Need to Know

    Calcium keeps your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Your body can’t make its own calcium, so it’s important to… Calcium is a mineral in your body that is also found in many foods. Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones…

  • A woman kneeling on the bathroom floor while holding her head over the toilet as she vomits

    Vomiting and Diarrhea

    Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family Physicians… What is vomiting and diarrhea? Vomiting (throwing up) and diarrhea (watery bowel movements) are common symptoms of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is the inflammation and irritation of the stomach and…

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity

    Obesity

    Obesity is a complex, and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure,… What is obesity? Obesity is a complex and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes,…

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s… What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s…

  • older woman sits on bed with her hand on her hip in pain

    Osteoarthritis

    Arthritis is swelling of the joints. It’s painful and can limit your movement. There are many kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis… Arthritis is inflammation (swelling) of the joints. It causes pain and often limits movement of the affected joints. There are many kinds of arthritis…

  • Toddler refusing to eat his vegetables

    When Your Toddler Doesn't Want to Eat

    Get creative and clever to help your toddler eat healthy… When it comes to eating habits, toddlers can be hard to predict. Some days they may not eat much. Other days it may seem they’re eating all day long. They may want one food…

  • Five women laying horizontally in a line on the ground holding their heads in the palms of their hands. For optimal preventive care, women should have an annual visit that includes a physical and discussion of screenings and emotional well being.

    Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care. This means making it a priority to schedule… What is women’s preventive care? It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care, especially by the time they reach adulthood…

  • A pregnant woman holds her belly during a contraction while sitting in a car

    Preterm Labor and Birth

    Preterm labor and birth occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy and can lead to problems for the baby… Every patient who is pregnant longs for a dream pregnancy—a 40-week, worry-free time where everything goes as planned. But some women have complications. One common complication…

  • 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

    Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly… What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone. It causes too much blood glucose…

  • A man eating a banana to recover from his workout

    What to Eat Before and After a Workout

    Exercise is important for maintaining your health. What you eat before and after your workout can have an impact on… We’ve all heard that runners need to carb-load before a big race. Eating carbohydrates (carbs) in the days leading up to a marathon is one…

  • A fourteen year old Caucasian girl reads her blood sugar level by placing her cellphone next to her pump in her arm as she sits at a dining table.

    Diabetes in Kids - Signs and Causes

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when your child’s body doesn’t’ make or use insulin properly. There are two… What is diabetes in kids? Diabetes—in kids and adults—is a long-lasting (chronic) condition that affects how your body turns sugars known as glucose into energy…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no… What is menopause? Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no longer become pregnant…

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