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  • 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… health. They also can prescribe a form of birth control. Confidential care The AAFP believes that adolescents and young adults should have access to confidential…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • male patient sitting on exam table as doctor talks to him

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Most types of prostate cancer grow slowly… What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a man’s…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no… What is menopause? Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no longer become pregnant…

  • A female neurologist shows a male patient with multiple sclerosis symptoms something on a synthetic brain.

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system. There is no cure, but there are medicines that… What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Normally, antibodies produced by the…

  • Radiology technician helping position a young girl on the MRI bed

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging test used to see the organs, bones, and tissue inside your body… Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scan that uses strong magnet and radio waves to see inside your body. It can see your organs, bones and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Girl eating large chocolate bar and looking to see if anyone is watching

    Overeating in Children and Teens

    Overeating as a child or teen is unhealthy and can be a sign of other problems… Sometimes it may seem your child or teen eats all the time. It may seem they are eating lots of snacks between meals or overeating at meals. How do…

  • Woman with headache in front of blurry surroundings

    Migraines

    A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache that can last for hours or even days… A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache that can last for hours or even days. The pounding or pulsing pain usually begins in the forehead, the side…

  • 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…