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  • multigenerational family takes a walk on a country road

    Cancer: Helping Your Family Help You

    Asking your family members for help during this time benefits both you and them. Members of your family want to… crazy.” Ask friends and family members to set up a schedule of visitors who can help you pass the time. Remember, by accepting the help…

  • Ebola virus disease is caused by infection by the Ebola virus. There are five known strains, four of which affect people.

    Ebola Virus Disease

    Ebola virus disease is caused by infection by the Ebola virus. There are five known strains, four of which affect… fluid, eye fluid, and spinal column fluid. Ebola survivors may have lasting side effects from the virus. These could include fatigue, muscle aches, stomach pain,…

  • Toddler with chickenpox lying on stomach

    Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It once was a common childhood disease until a vaccine… the-counter pain medicine. Do not give your child aspirin. It can cause Reye syndrome, which can cause liver failure and death. Acetaminophen (1 brand name:…

  • Preschool boy plays on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli).

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli)… your child could go for a 10-minute walk A time twice a day when your child could swing for 10 minutes Access to in-class headphones so your child can…

  • 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… and exercise: Provide the best example you can with your own habits for healthy eating and exercise. Show your teen that you accept your own…

  • A nurse showing a patient test results from a preventive test, on a digital tablet

    Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need

    Get an early start on good lifelong health by learning about the services and advice your family doctor can provide… When you are young, you may not think much about going to the doctor unless you’re sick or hurt. But your doctor is there in…

  • Herbal Health Products and Supplements

    Herbal products and supplements are intended to maintain health or treat health problems. However, they are not regulated by the… Herbal health products and supplements have become a billion-dollar industry. An herb, or botanical, is a plant or part of a plant that people use…

  • Man holding chest in pain

    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease occurs when blood vessels that carry blood to your heart get blocked with plaque… What is coronary artery disease (CAD)? Coronary artery disease is also called CAD. It is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. — and…

  • Technician doing ultrasound

    Pelvic Ultrasound

    A pelvic ultrasound allows your doctor to see the space between your hips that contains the sacrum, tailbone, bladder, sex… A pelvic ultrasound is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at what’s going on inside your pelvis. This is the space between your…

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is an infection caused by bacteria. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs. But it can also affect your joints, kidneys,… What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis, also called TB, is an infection caused by bacteria. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs. But it can also affect other parts of the body. This…

  • A doctor holds a cancer patient’s hand. Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. Some common forms are skin, breast and prostate cancer.

    Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. Some common forms are skin… What is cancer? Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. The body is made up of…

  • a female caregiver puts her arm around an elderly woman as they walk outside

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical or intellectual condition. A chronic condition is one…

  • Woman in exercise clothing and holding her ankle

    Common Sports Injuries

    Common sports injuries sideline many people each year, especially young athletes as they begin to compete at younger ages… If you play sports, you know the benefits of getting exercise while doing something you like. But sports may also be putting your body at…

  • a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smiles

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects physical and intellectual development… What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. It is most often caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21…

  • A sad woman holds a teddy bear in an empty nursery. An early pregnancy loss is a miscarriage that occurs on its own during the first 20 weeks of the pregnancy.

    Early Pregnancy Loss

    An early pregnancy loss is a miscarriage that occurs on its own in the first 20 weeks of the… What is early pregnancy loss? An early pregnancy loss is known as a miscarriage. This represents any pregnancy that ends on its own in the…

  • Little girl smiling as doctor examines her ear

    Hearing Evaluation in Children

    Hearing evaluations are key in early diagnosis and intervention of childhood hearing loss. Early intervention will provide you with more… If your child is deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), the sooner they are diagnosed, the better. Early intervention will provide you with the most…

  • An older man bent over in pain holding his chest

    Heart Attack

    A heart attack is a cardiac event caused by one or several factors and can be mild or fatal… What is a heart attack? A heart attack happens when part of the heart muscle is cut off from oxygen. If the oxygen isn’t restored soon, a…

  • A lab technician holding a blood sample

    Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is spread from person to person through… What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver. Normally, the liver breaks down waste products in your blood. But when the liver is inflamed,…