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  • Lead Poisoning in Children

    Lead poisoning is serious. It happens after repeated exposure to things that contain high levels of lead. This could be… lead poisoning symptoms right away. But when they do, symptoms include stomach pain, headaches, vomiting, confusion, muscle weakness, seizures, hair loss, and anemia (a low…

  • illustration of red blood cells in the bloodstream and Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is a condition that results from a digestive system infection… might have blood in it. Around 5 to 10 days after the diarrhea starts, you or your child might develop signs of anemia. Anemia happens when you don’t have enough red blood…

  • A family suffering from the flu holds tissues up to their noses while sitting on a couch.

    Preventing the Flu

    The flu is a viral infection that can lead to serious diseases, such as pneumonia. That’s why it’s important to… the flu in your home. The flu may cause fever, a cough, a sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, headaches, muscle aches, and tiredness…

  • Toxoplasma gondii on colorful background. Protozoan, which is transmitted from cats and other animals and causes toxoplasmosis, is especially dangerous for pregnant women. 3D illustration.

    Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii… is because their immune systems attack the parasite and prevent illness. You may have flu-like symptoms, such as: Fatigue Headache Body aches Fever Swollen lymph nodes (glands in your neck) People who have a…

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes mucous and sweat glands to behave abnormally. It can lead to damage… these organs. CF affects all races and ethnic groups but is more common in the white population, especially those with northern European ancestors. As of…

  • Tennis elbow - tear in the common extensor tendon of the arm

    Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common condition that occurs when the outer tendons of the elbow swell or… when you use the muscles to lift, grip, or twist. What are the symptoms of tennis elbow? Tennis elbow begins as an ache on the outside…

  • Woman runner holding shin in pain

    Shin Splints

    Shin splints describe a type of pain in your shinbone (tibia). They are often caused by overuse and heal within… people who have shin splints feel pain on the inside edge of their shinbones. Pain may be acute (sharp) or a dull ache. Your shins…

  • Young woman wearing a mask to protect from getting H1N1 influenza

    H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009… What is H1N1 influenza? H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009 and infected…

  • pills and stethoscope sitting on desk

    Heart Attack | Medicines to Treat Heart Attack

    Patients who have had heart attacks benefit from medicine but know the risks and side effects… If you’ve had a heart attack, your doctor has probably prescribed medicines you’ll need to take for a long time. These medicines: Help improve blood flow to your heart Prevent…

  • Lung Symptoms

    Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest, which can become irritated with the… What is pleurisy? Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest. The lining can become inflamed or irritated…

  • Man with sore back muscles.

    Sore Muscles from Exercise

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle. It improves your heart and lungs and builds strong bones… Exercise is an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle. It improves your heart and lungs and builds strong bones and muscles. However, exercise can…

  • picture of dying man and children

    Cancer: End-of-Life Issues for the Caregiver

    Information for caregivers about preparing for a loved one’s end-of-life issues, such as care options, legal documents, and funeral… Dealing with the last stages of a loved one's cancer is hard. It can be physically, emotionally, and mentally painful for everyone involved. Planning for certain…

  • young Asian boy with hearing device in ear

    Hearing Problems in Children

    Hearing loss in children can be caused by a number of factors. Recognizing the symptoms early increases the chances of… What are hearing problems in children? There are many types of hearing problems in children. Many of these problems result in hearing loss. This…

  • A mother and two young children lie in bed blowing their noses. Flu symptoms can sometimes be mistaken for symptoms of the common cold and vice versa. Both are contagious respiratory illnesses.

    Flu Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms

    The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They share many symptoms, but they… As fall approaches each year, it signals the time for changes in the weather, holidays with family—and coughing, sneezing, sore throats, and headaches. When…

  • doctor examining female patient for hypothyroidism while working in his office

    Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs… What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is known as underactive thyroid. It occurs when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. It means you have low thyroid…

  • Man holding hand of pregnant woman in hospital bed

    Dealing with Pain During Childbirth

    Pain is part of labor. It occurs because of the things your body has to do to give birth to… Pain is a part of the labor process. It occurs because of the things your body must do to give birth to a baby. Your…

  • Teenage girl sitting across from counselor

    Therapy and Counseling

    Professional therapy and counseling can improve your mental wellness… Professional therapy and counseling can improve your mental wellness. This therapy can help people who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Also, it can help people who have a mental health disorder. Therapy is sometimes called…

  • Young Woman Checking Blood Pressure At Home

    Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

    Monitoring your blood pressure at home may be necessary for certain medical conditions… Many people monitor their blood pressure at home. They often do this to manage or treat a certain health condition. If you monitor your blood pressure at home, keep a record or…