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  • HIV

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. A healthy immune system is what keeps you from getting… most effective the earlier you begin treatment. Better ART has changed HIV disease from the leading killer of young adults to a chronic disease that…

  • Burning cigarette

    The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Just because you aren’t the person smoking the cigarette doesn’t mean it can’t harm you. Secondhand smoke contains more than… and continue to promote a healthy lifestyle. Things to consider Secondhand smoke can lead to a number of immediate and long-term illnesses for your child…

  • 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… it makes your eyelid droop and your nose get stuffy. Cervicogenic headaches are not migraine headaches. They are headaches caused by another illness or physical condition, usually a problem…

  • 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… between 6 months and 24 years of age. Adults who are 65 years of age or older. People who have a severe illness or are…

  • 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…

  • Is Your Child Too Busy?

    Overscheduling your child can lead to them feeling tired, stressed and sleep deprived. Limit their schedule to keep your child… Finding a balance between school, activities, and play can mean the difference between a well-adjusted child and a stressed-out one. Finding this balance is…

  • COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in 2019.

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is highly contagious and does not yet have an approved vaccine. Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and… COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus call SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses, which infect people and some animals, spread through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing,…

  • A woman with diabetes pricks her finger to test her insulin level. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) in the blood.

    Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly… What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone. It causes too much blood glucose…

  • Coping with a Family Member’s Opioid Addiction

    Opioid addiction affects more than the person who is addicted. It ruins entire families… Opioid addiction, or opioid use disorder (OUD) as it is now known, is a national public health epidemic. Approximately 3 million people in the U.S. and 16 million individuals across the…

  • COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in 2019.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Learn how to better protect yourself from COVID-19… COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in 2019. Coronaviruses mutate (change) into new and different variants. However, they remain infectious to people and some animals. The infection spreads through respiratory…

  • A doctor uses a stethoscope while examining a patient. Lupus is a disease that affects your immune system. Lupus symptoms can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, and organs.

    Lupus

    Lupus is a disease that affects your immune system, causing it to attack healthy cells and tissue… What is lupus? Lupus is a disease that affects your immune system. An immune system that is functioning well has antibodies that fight off viruses, bacteria, and…

  • Newborn baby under ultraviolet lamp in the incubator, doctor s hand care for a sick new born in the pediatric ICU

    Caring for Your Premature Baby

    A premature baby is one that is born before the 37th week of pregnancy and can require a lot of… The birth of a baby is usually a happy time but can also be stressful. There are many things that can add stress, including if…

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