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  • Healthy food and drink choices often included in the dash diet plan, sitting on a table surrounded by blood pressure monitor

    The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure

    Healthy eating with the DASH diet can reduce high blood pressure and lower your bad cholesterol… t add salt. And if you have time, ask your server how the food is prepared. Reduce your alcohol intake to DASH-acceptable servings. Most popular foods are full of…

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    Bleeding During Pregnancy – What‘s Normal?

    Having bleeding during pregnancy is not normal and requires a visit to your doctor… you have a bleeding disorder? Women with bleeding disorders are at risk of complications during and after pregnancy. This includes iron-deficiency anemia, bleeding during pregnancy, and serious bleeding after delivery (postpartum…

  • doctor examining the ear of a young smiling girl

    Otitis Media (with Effusion)

    Otitis media with effusion means there is fluid in the middle ear. It is common in young children and usually… to let the fluid go away on its own. You can give your child an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen, (one brand: Children’s Tylenol)…

  • Rear view of the back of a thin woman showing ribs and spine

    Healthy Ways to Gain Weight If You’re Underweight

    While many people who are overweight have a hard time losing weight, being underweight can cause health problems, too… energy. This makes it difficult to fight illness. It may also be difficult for your immune system to recover after being sick. Anemia. This condition can…

  • illustration of a spinal column with a herniated disk

    Herniated Disc

    A herniated disc happens when a disc in your spine weakens or ruptures, putting pressure on a nerve or the… several steps that can be taken to treat a herniated disc. Medicine – Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain medicine like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil)…

  • Woman in business clothes holding sinuses in pain

    Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

    A sinus infection is a condition where the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. It can be caused by bacteria… medicines relieve sinus pain and pressure. In general, you should only use them short-term. Over-the-counter pain relievers can relieve aches and fever as well. Talk with your doctor…

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

    Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions for the new COVID-19 vaccine… What is an mRNA vaccine and how does it work? Most vaccines (or immunizations) work by injecting a weakened form of a disease germ into your body. This is usually done…

  • Long COVID

    Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will recover within a week or even a few days. But for some,… Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will recover within a week or even a few days. But for some, the symptoms of the disease…

  • Concerned mother and emotional daughter sitting on couch

    Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

    Teen dating violence is widespread. Experts predict that nearly one in three teenagers, both boys and girls, is a victim… We want all the best for our teenagers. A happy, healthy relationship with a supportive partner is on our wish list. But what if you…

  • Person doing CPR on baby dummy during first-aid training

    Infant CPR/Choking

    Quick response is crucial when performing CPR on children or helping a child who is choking… CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an important technique to use in emergencies. CPR can save an infant’s life and prevent brain and organ damage. Anyone who has a baby or…

  • Male struggling with premature ejaculation sits on edge of bed with girlfriend in the background.

    Premature Ejaculation

    Premature ejaculation happens when an individual has an orgasm sooner than wanted. It can happen before or shortly after… What is premature ejaculation? Premature ejaculation happens when an individual has an orgasm sooner than they or their partner would like. Premature ejaculation can happen before or…

  • A mother holds baby being checked for bronchiolitis by a doctor with a stethoscope.

    Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is… What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It happens when the smallest air passages in the lungs…

  • 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… We all know that exercise is good for us. But it does more than just improve our physical fitness. It also reduces our risk of…

  • close-up of pregnant woman with her hands on her stomach

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

    Fetal alcohol syndrome is a group of problems occurring in a baby when the mother drinks alcohol while pregnant… What are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a group of medical conditions that can occur in a person who…

  • Close-up of a narrowed small blood vessel

    Small Vessel Disease

    Small vessel disease is a narrowing in the tiny arteries in your heart. It also is called coronary microvascular disease… What is small vessel disease? Small vessel disease is a condition that affects the tiny arteries in your heart. It is caused when these…

  • Nurse showing female patient her abnormal pap smear test results

    Understanding Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Results

    Cervical cancer screening is important and has saved lives… Cervical cancer screening is an important part of preventing cancer or detecting it early. Two tests are used for screenings: the Pap test (or smear) and the HPV test. The Pap test checks for cell…

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    Vegetarian Diet: How to Get the Nutrients You Need

    A look at the types of vegetarian diets and how they can improve your health and lifestyle… A vegetarian diet excludes or limits animal flesh and products. Becoming a vegetarian is a big choice. For most people, it means changing a lifetime of eating…

  • Young male runner sitting on the ground holding his sprained ankle in pain

    Ankle Sprains

    Ankle sprains range from mild to severe and need immediate treatment… What is an ankle sprain? Your ankle is the joint that connects your leg to your foot. This joint is made up of bones and connected to three ligaments. These ligaments keep the…