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  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammatory, allergic disease that occurs when certain white blood cells build up in your esophageal… What is eosinophilic esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory, allergic disease. It is newly accepted and may be confused for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)…

  • The paleo diet, often known as the "caveman diet," focuses on lean meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats.

    Paleo Diet

    The paleo diet is sometimes nicknamed “the caveman diet,” as it is tied to the diets of our ancestors. It’s based on food sources for humans during the Paleolithic area — or the “Stone Age.” The staples of the paleo diet are lean meats…

  • A young boy has his throat swabbed by a doctor. Rheumatic fever is a rare inflammatory disease. It’s tied to the bacteria that causes strep throat and scarlet fever.

    Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a rare disease. It usually doesn’t happen in the United States. It’s tied to the bacteria that… What is rheumatic fever? Rheumatic fever is a rare inflammatory disease. It mostly happens in areas that don’t have access to health care. It…

  • Close-up cropped portrait of young woman with breast pain touching chest

    Breast Pain in Women

    Breast pain in women can be caused by many factors, most of which are not serious health threats… What is breast pain in women? Breast pain is any level of discomfort or pain in one or both breasts. It’s more common in younger women…

  • Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

    Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. It shows up as repeated episodes of fever, headaches,… What is tick-borne relapsing fever? Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. The infection normally shows up as repeated episodes…

  • Developing a Care Plan

    Everybody has a health history. It’s important to record this history all in one place. This is done with complete… Everybody has a health history. Maybe you have a chronic (long-lasting) medical condition. Perhaps you take some prescription medicines on a regular basis. Or…

  • Woman suffering from menstrual cramps holds her stomach while sitting on couch. Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious.

    Dysmenorrhea

    What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea Menstrual cramps can feel like a dull ache or a shooting pain. They most often…

  • woman telling about her problems in therapy

    Avoiding Burnout When You Have an Emotional Job

    Some jobs are more stressful than others, but key strategies can help in every job… Not all jobs are created equal. Some jobs demand more physical labor. Other jobs take a greater emotional toll. For example, social workers, psychiatrists, pastors, and family therapists see and…

  • Colorful tablets with capsules and pills on blue background

    Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

    Recovering from surgery typically involves the use of prescription or over-the-counter pain medicine… get them in a shot near your incision, through a small tube, or as a cream applied to your skin. A doctor (anesthesiologist) or nurse (nurse anesthetist) will give you this medicine…

  • Pityriasis Rosea

    Learn about the symptoms and causes of pityriasis rosea, and how it is diagnosed and treated… years old. Symptoms of pityriasis rosea In most cases, pityriasis rosea begins with cold-like symptoms. These may include sore throat, fever, aches, nausea, and fatigue. Then, a single, large…

  • Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it needs.

    Thalassemia

    Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it… What is thalassemia? Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it needs. Hemoglobin is…

  • A woman frowning and grabbing her lower abdomen while sitting on the couch

    Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by multiple medical conditions, many of which can be treated or managed with proper… What is chronic pelvic pain? Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region (the area below your belly button and above your hips)…

  • Athletic woman standing outside, rubbing lower back muscles. Low back pain is a common problem and has many possible causes, including injury, pregnancy and poor posture.

    Low Back Pain

    Low back pain is common and has many causes, including injury, pregnancy, even poor posture… What is low back pain? Low back pain is a common problem for many people. Different things can cause it, including injuries and certain conditions. You can help prevent…

  • Dog tick bloodsucking insect

    Pets and Parasites

    Pets carry diseases or parasites that can make human sick… A dog may be man’s best friend. However, household pets of all types can carry diseases or parasites (organisms living inside or on another organism) that make people sick. This includes dogs, cats, birds, and…

  • Colorful tablets and capsules arranged in heart shape to represent medicine for heart problems

    Beta-Blockers for Heart Problems

    Take your beta blockers to stay heart healthy… A beta blocker is a prescription medicine used to treat heart problems and high blood pressure. This kind of medicine blocks the harmful effects of your body’s stress hormones on your heart. (The stress hormone is epinephrine,…

  • Award-Winning Music Legend Chaka Khan smiles while sitting on a couch talking about type 2 diabetes

    Type 2 Diabetes

    If you or a loved one is at risk for type 2 diabetes, or has been diagnosed with this disease,… A 60-Second PSA from Chaka Khan Chaka Khan, the legendary musical artist, shares how important it is for people with type 2 diabetes to…

  • Influenza

    Our influenza health hub offers important information and resources to help you understand and manage your condition… Influenza Essential Information  |  Diagnosis  |  Risk Factors  |  Prevention  |  At-A-Glance Guides  |  Related Conditions  |  More Resources Influenza: A Brief Overview Influenza (also called “the…

  • A man coughs into his hand. Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most harmful to babies.

    Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most… What is whooping cough? Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most…