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  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an… have blood in it. Around 5 to 10 days after the diarrhea starts, you or your child might start developing signs of anemia. Anemia happens…

  • Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. It can be spread through cat feces or contaminated… is because their immune systems attack the parasite and prevent illness. You may have flu-like symptoms, such as: Fatigue Headache Body aches Fever Swollen lymph…

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder (it runs in families) that causes your mucus and sweat glands to behave… these organs. CF affects all races and ethnic groups but is more common in the white population, especially those with northern European ancestors. In the…

  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common condition that occurs when the outer tendons of the elbow swell or… when you use the muscles to lift, grip, or twist. What are the symptoms of tennis elbow? Tennis elbow begins as an ache on the outside…

  • Shin Splints

    Shin splints describe a type of pain in your shinbone (tibia). They are often caused by overuse and heal within… people who have shin splints feel pain on the inside edge of their shinbones. Pain may be acute (sharp) or a dull ache. Your shins…

  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009… 5 days after exposure to the virus. On average, they last about 8 days. Common symptoms include: fever sore throat cough muscle aches headache chills…

  • Heart Attack | Medicines to Treat Heart Attack

    If you’ve had a heart attack, your doctor has probably prescribed medicines you’ll need to take for a long time… their benefits, risks, and side effects. If you have questions or concerns about the medicines you’re taking, talk to your doctor. ACE inhibitors ACE inhibitors…

  • Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects in a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain. They occur when a fetus’… fetus’ spinal column. The opening allows part of the spinal cord to poke through the column. Spina bifida comes in several types. Anencephaly. It occurs in…

  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest, which can become irritated with the… take a deep breath. Ongoing chest pain is common. Shortness of breath is common, too. You might develop a fever or other aches. More symptoms…

  • Sore Muscles from Exercise

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, it can cause sore muscles. This is common if you… stronger. Path to improved health Your muscles may get sore right away. This is known as acute soreness. You may feel them ache or tighten…

  • Hearing Problems in Children

    There are many types of hearing problems in children. Many of these problems result in hearing loss. Loss may be… around them. And children start to learn about language and speech before they learn to talk. So the sooner your child has access to sound,…

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They share many symptoms, but they… include: fever up to 102°F runny or stuffy nose (often with green- or yellow-colored discharge) sore throat cough sneezing fatigue muscle aches headache Flu symptoms…

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs… slowly. Symptoms can be mistaken for stress, depression, or other health problems. Common symptoms include: Fatigue. Unplanned weight gain. Muscle weakness. Muscle aches, cramps, tenderness, or stiffness. Increased…

  • Therapy and Counseling

    Professional therapy and counseling can improve your mental wellness… those representing psychiatry, clinical psychology, mental health counseling, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, rehabilitation counseling, and psychoanalysis. Fee structures and access to prescriptions is different for each. For example, a psychiatrist has a medical…

  • Dealing with Pain During Childbirth

    Pain is part of labor. It occurs because of the things your body has to do to give birth to… How you want to deal with childbirth pain is an important decision. You will work with your obstetrician (OB) doctor and your anesthesiologist (pain) doctor…

  • Cancer: End-of-Life Issues for the Caregiver

    Information for caregivers about preparing for a loved one’s end-of-life issues, such as care options, legal documents, and funeral… more present with your loved one in the final days. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes that patients should have access to palliative care…

  • Vasectomy: What to Expect

    A vasectomy is a permanent, surgical, birth control procedure for men… surgery center. The operation takes about 30 minutes. You’ll be awake during the procedure. Your doctor will give you a local anesthetic to numb your scrotum. After you’re numb, your doctor will make a very…

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are veins that are swollen and bulge above the surface of the skin. They may be twisted and… varicose veins Varicose veins can be painful. You may have a feeling of heaviness or tiredness in your legs. Your legs may ache or throb…