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  • LGBTQ Mental Health Issues

    LGBTQ teens and young adults are at a greater risk for poor mental health than other youth. As a parent,… unprotected sex). Much of this is due to the stigma associated with being LGBTQ. LGBTQ teens and young adults fear not being accepted by family,…

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

    Monitoring your blood pressure at home is possible and may be necessary for managing an ongoing health condition… provide correct measurements. These devices are sensitive to placement and body temperature. They also are expensive and can cost more than $100. Aneroid monitor The aneroid monitor…

  • Splenectomy

    Your spleen is an organ in the upper left side of your abdomen. The surgical procedure to remove it is… ruptured or enlarged spleen. A cyst or abscess. A blood clot. Cirrhosis of the liver. Cancer that affects the spleen. Sickle cell anemia. Some diseases…

  • Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)

    Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It can strike anyone… death. Symptoms of a stomach virus Common symptoms include: Stomach pain Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite Diarrhea Fever Headache and body aches What causes…

  • Colds and the Flu

    Learn about the symptoms of and treatments for colds and the flu… symptoms include: Fever up to 102°F Runny or stuffy nose Green or yellow nasal discharge Sore throat Cough Sneezing Feeling tired Muscle aches Headache Watery eyes Symptoms develop slowly Symptoms are mild Flu…

  • Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer can occur in one or both of a man’s testicles. Learn about the symptoms and how to detect… The most common sign of testicular cancer is a hard, painless lump on the testicle. Other symptoms include: Pain or a dull ache in your…

  • Babesiosis

    Babesiosis is an infection of the red blood cells. It’s caused by a parasite carried by deer ticks. It can… occur, they are often similar to symptoms of the flu: fever (as high as 104°F) chills sweating weakness fatigue joint and muscle aches loss of appetite headache…

  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time—months or even years. It can occur anywhere in your body and… of pain: headaches back pain cancer pain arthritis pain pain resulting from nerve damage The pain can be described as: a dull ache soreness stiffness…

  • Circumcision

    Circumcision is a procedure where the foreskin (the skin that covers the tip of the penis) is removed. It’s usually… part of a religious or cultural ceremony. During the procedure, the doctor will numb the area around the penis with a local anesthetic (medicine that…

  • High Blood Pressure Medicines

    High blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, so staying on top of treatment is important. Often, this includes… to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor will decide which type of medicine is right for you. These are the most common. ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme…

  • Joint and Soft Tissue Injections

    A joint or soft tissue injection is a shot in either a joint, like your knee, or a soft tissue… are allergic to steroids or other medicines. Path to improved health Before the shot, your doctor will probably give you a local anesthetic. This helps…

  • Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism occurs in your parathyroid glands and results in the production of too much parathyroid hormone and a lack of… early symptoms. Some people may have one or more of the following symptoms: Feeling weak or tired most of the time. General aches and pains…

  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection. It used to be more common and severe, but now is treatable. It can… have other symptoms, such as: Chills Swollen tongue, tonsils, or glands White coating or red bumps on tongue Stomach pain Headache Muscle aches Vomiting Diarrhea…

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

    A complete blood count test measures the different cells and platelets in your blood to give a doctor a picture… describe their shape, size, and content. The results of a CBC can reveal a number of health conditions to your doctor, from anemia and some…

  • I Tested Positive for COVID-19. Now What?

    If you have—or suspect that you have—COVID-19, you should follow the CDC’s recommendations for isolation to stop the spread of… may include: Fever or chills Fatigue Cough Shortness of breath Sore throat New loss of taste or smell Headache Muscle or body aches Congestion or…

  • Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that most people are exposed to as infants. It rarely causes symptoms, but sometimes… that are similar to the mononucleosis virus. Symptoms of CMV can include: sore throat swollen lymph nodes fever headache fatigue weakness muscle aches loss of…

  • Flu Risks Greater for Racial Minorities

    People from racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized when they have the flu. They are… persons. The CDC reported these findings in FluVaxView. There are many reasons for this racial disparity in health care and flu vaccinations: Access to health…

  • Adhesive Capsulitis

    Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is the condition that occurs when inflammation in your shoulder eventually leads to difficulty moving… unzip the back of your dress or pull your wallet from the back pocket of your pants. At first, your shoulder may ache and feel…