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  • Stitched up wound after surgery.

    Caring for Your Incision After Surgery

    Taking care of your incision after surgery is important to your health. It can reduce the risk of infection and… the incision. The bandages will have to be changed frequently. The incision will heal in time, from inside out. People who have diabetes are at…

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures… Your seizures become more severe or happen more frequently A second seizure immediately occurs after the first You are pregnant You have diabetes You have a sudden headache, numbness, or weakness in one side of…

  • Choosing between a fork with greasy, cholesterol-rich food or a fork with fresh, healthy vegetables and fruits.

    Food Habits Survey

    Use this resource to help track your food habits and share them with your doctor… small glass) ____ 4 tablespoons peanut butter ____ shot(s) of liquor Other Things to consider If you have certain health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, talk to your…

  • 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… heart, and other important conditions. Manage your health if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease. This includes conditions such as diabetes and high…

  • teenager talking to a doctor in the doctor’s office

    Preparing Older Children to Make Medical Decisions for Themselves

    Children should be able to participate in their health care, even from a young age. This will help them make… Know who to contact for medical equipment or supplies he or she might need if they have a chronic condition, such as diabetes Visit with…

  • Preventive Care for Seniors

    Preventive care for seniors is particularly important, as health problems increase with age… age and older who have risk factors for heart disease should also be tested. Cholesterol levels are checked with a blood test. Diabetes screening Diabetes is very common in older adults. It…

  • Girl walking over balancing pods during physical therapy for flat feet

    Flat Feet

    Flat feet is a common condition in which one or both feet don’t have normal arches. This condition can happen… care of your feet and avoiding injury are important. You may be at higher risk for developing flat feet if you have diabetes or are pregnant. You…

  • Yellow vitamins forming shape of B12 on wood background

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for your body. It helps keep your nervous system working properly. It also keeps… time absorbing vitamin B12. This problem increases for people over 50 years of age. Certain medicines used to treat heartburn, ulcers, and diabetes affect this…

  • A men bent over clutching his side in pain due to appendicitis symptoms.

    Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is an inflammation or infection in your appendix. It can cause pain and swelling, and the appendix may burst… What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is inflammation or infection in your appendix. The appendix is a tube-like organ in your abdomen. It’s attached to your large…

  • A young woman with depression looks out her car window on a rainy day.

    Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has… What is depression? Depression is a serious medical illness of the brain. It is not a feeling of sadness or feeling “blue.” Someone who has…

  • Close up of rheumatism / arthritis medical examination

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (lasting) inflammatory disorder. It causes swelling and pain in the lining of your… What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (lasting) inflammatory disorder. It causes swelling and pain in the lining of your joints. It can affect…

  • Woman undergoing CT scan

    CT Head Scan

    A CT or CAT scan looks inside your head and neck. It can be used to diagnose many health problems… A CT (computed tomography) or CAT (computerized axial tomography) head scan looks inside your head and neck. CT and CAT scans are the same test…

  • A close-up of skin held in piercing tool as needle is ready to go in to pierce navel

    Body Piercing

    Piercings should always be done in a clean environment using sterile (clean and germ-free) equipment. This is the best way… Body piercing is when a hole is made in your body so you can add a piece of jewelry for decoration. The earlobe is…

  • A man looks in the mirror at his receding hairline. It is normal to shed some hair each day. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss for various reasons.

    Hair Loss

    It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive… What is hair loss? Hair growth typically completes a cycle in 2 to 3 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter per month during…

  • Close-up of a mosquito on human skin. West Nile virus is an infectious disease that can cause flu-like symptoms. It’s usually spread by infected mosquitos.

    West Nile Virus

    West Nile virus is an infectious disease that can cause flu-like symptoms. It’s usually spread by infected mosquitos… What is West Nile virus? West Nile virus is an infectious disease that can cause flu-like symptoms. It’s usually spread by infected mosquitos. It first appeared in the…

  • 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…

  • An older man bent over in pain holding his chest

    Heart Attack

    A heart attack is a cardiac event caused by one or several factors and can be mild or fatal… What is a heart attack? A heart attack happens when part of the heart muscle is cut off from oxygen. If the oxygen isn’t restored soon, a…

  • A woman sits on the couch with one hand holding her head and the other hand holding her stomach. Good gut health improves your physical health, mental well-being, and boosts your immunity against infection.

    Optimizing Your Gut Health: Tips, Myths, and the Gut-Brain Connection

    Good gut health improves your physical health, mental well-being, and boosts your immunity against infection… You’ve likely had that “gut” feeling about an important decision in your life. But your gut can also alert you to something physical. Your gut is a short name for…