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  • A bottle of CBD oil and a jar of CBD cream are sitting on table. A hemp leaf is on top of the jar.

    CBD Oil

    CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a chemical found in the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD oil does not make… that may or may not respond to CBD oil include: Pain from arthritis High blood pressure Inflammation from diabetes and multiple sclerosis Acne Anxiety Symptoms…

  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: First Trimester

    The first trimester of pregnancy can be exciting and scary. A person’s body goes through a lot of changes—physically and… caused by increased blood circulation. Pregnancy hormones can cause extra oil on your skin. It may cause you to have flares of acne. Breast changes…

  • Senior man with heat exhaustion cools his head with a wet cold cloth

    Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

    Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious conditions. Learn the warning signs of these heat-related illnesses, as well as how to… vasoconstrictors) Some medicines that treat mental health problems (antidepressants and antipsychotics) Seizure medicines (anticonvulsants) Water pills (diuretics) Laxatives Some diet pills Prescription acne medicines Illegal…

  • Group of girls having fun

    Girls and Puberty

    Puberty is a time of changes—both physical and emotional. Helping your daughter understand what’s happening and what to expect is… More than moderate pain and cramping Signs of a yeast infection or sexually transmitted disease (itching and odor near her vagina) Heavy acne that won’t…

  • Three young teenage boys smiling at camera

    Boys and Puberty

    Puberty for boys usually starts between the ages of 9 and 16 and while it can be scary and confusing,… of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine = Things to consider Most boys sail through puberty with little more than embarrassment over their changing voice, acne, unexpected…

  • Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need

    Getting enough vitamins and minerals is essential to keeping your body healthy. It’s best to get these through your diet… Worsening vision or dry eyes Tingling or numbness in your hands and feet Bleeding gums Cracks in the corners of your mouth Acne-like bumps on…

  • A red tractor plowing a field

    Accessing Care in Rural Communities

    Most of us can find a doctor or a hospital nearby. Rural residents struggle to find health care in their… certain stigmas, too. These may include substance abuse and mental health challenges. Path to improved health It’s important for people to access basic health care…

  • Accessing Your Community’s Social Services

    Sometimes, life’s challenges force us to seek help. Whether it’s illness, joblessness, homelessness, or natural disasters, social service agencies can… Sometimes, life’s challenges force us to seek help. Whether it’s illness, joblessness, homelessness, or natural disasters, social service agencies can help. It’s important to seek…

  • A doctor holds a bag of blood while talking to patient getting a blood transfusion because of anemia symptoms.

    Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people… What is anemia? Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the United States. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is…

  • diagram showing interrupted airflow during sleep

    Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can cause you to stop breathing multiple times while you sleep… What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a…

  • Illustration of a human body with close-ups of a normal aorta and one with an abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    Sometimes an area of a blood vessel wall will get weak. It can start to swell like a balloon and… What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? The main blood vessel in your body is the aorta. It is a long blood vessel called…

  • Man sleeping on back with nasal mask.

    CPAP Devices for Sleep Apnea

    A CPAP device fits over your face while you sleep. It reduces snoring and prevents sleep disturbances that can interfere… If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how it can negatively affect your quality of life. This serious sleep disorder may cause you…

  • couple sit and embrace in the garden

    Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Control Access

    Barring abstinence, access to birth control is critical in preventing pregnancy among teens, be it condoms, pills, patches or… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the teen birth rate in 2020 was 15.4 births for every 1,000 females ages 15-19. This…

  • The Doctor Will See You In Person Now

    Dr. Cate Buley

    Telemedicine lets you access medical care without leaving your home. But it isn’t the right choice for every visit with… I practice family medicine at a clinic in Alaska. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, my clinic switched to telemedicine visits. Using…

  • a woman using telemedicine to speak with a doctor

    Telemedicine

    Telemedicine is a way for patients to receive access to medical care without leaving their homes by using technology to… Telemedicine is a way for patients to receive access to medical care without leaving their home or work. A doctor and a patient are…

  • Woman receiving injection in upper arm

    Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive

    Depo-Provera is a form of birth control. It is an injection, or shot, that contains progestin. You must get it… Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is a form of birth control. It is an injection, or shot, that contains progestin. This is a natural hormone that your…

  • What are Social Determinants of Health?

    Dr. Christina Wells

    Our health is influenced by a series of elements including biology, access to and quality of medical care, the environment in which we live, work, and play, and individual behaviors. Other factors that can influence your health are educational level and socioeconomic status, as…

  • A sick man sleeps on the couch next to a table with medication and a glass of water. These days, when you’re feeling under the weather with a fever, body aches, and other symptoms, you may wonder whether you have season influenza (flu) or COVID-19. The two share many similarities, but there are a few differences.

    Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

    COVID-19 and the flu have many symptoms in common. It can be tricky to know which you have. But there… If you find yourself feeling under the weather with a fever, body aches, and other symptoms, you may wonder what’s making you feel so bad…