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  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and complications of urinary tract infections (sometimes called UTIs or bladder… doctor about your symptoms and how long you’ve had them. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have, such as diabetes mellitus or AIDS, because…

  • Organic Foods: What You Need to Know

    Description: Organic is a label, production and harvest term. It doesn’t guarantee better nutrition… with these labels follow the same standards. Questions to ask your doctor Are organic products better for chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure? Are organic…

  • Five women laying horizontally in a line on the ground holding their heads in the palms of their hands. For optimal preventive care, women should have an annual visit that includes a physical and discussion of screenings and emotional well being.

    Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care. This means making it a priority to schedule… should be screening for diabetes starting at age 35 and then repeated every 3 years if you have no risk factors for diabetes. Screening may…

  • family of four wearing helmets and riding bicycles together

    Physical Activity: Creating a Family Plan

    You can make physical activity easier for everyone by making it an event for the whole family at the gym,… keep it fun and mix it up. Things to consider Exercise is important for both your physical and mental health, including: Obesity Diabetes Certain cancers…

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic red blood cell disorder… This is when you stop breathing for short periods of time while you sleep. Manage other health issues you have, such as diabetes. Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant…

  • Woman applying lotion to psoriasis on her elbow

    Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. It causes a rash that is raised with red marks and flaky white… psoriatic arthritis. This affects your joints and causes swelling, stiffness, and pain. Psoriasis can be linked to other health conditions. Examples include diabetes and heart…

  • An illustration of a healthy kidney and a kidney with cysts

    Kidney Cysts

    Kidney cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the kidneys. These small, oval or round sacs are almost… I see a urologist? Are there any complications I should watch out for? Will my kidney cyst get bigger? How often should I come back…

  • A laboratory rack with several tubes of urine ready for analysis

    Microscopic Hematuria

    Microscopic hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in your urine… What is microscopic hematuria? Microscopic hematuria is blood in the urine. “Microscopic” means something is so small that it can only be seen through a special tool called a microscope. So, if…

  • Woman sitting on a couch holding stomach in pain

    Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)

    Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It can strike anyone… What is a stomach virus? Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It is not…

  • Man holding his stomach in pain

    Peptic Ulcer Disease

    A peptic ulcer is a raw area in the stomach or near the top of the small intestine. The lining… What is peptic ulcer disease? A peptic ulcer is a sore or raw area in the lining of the stomach. It also can occur…

  • sick man holding tissue looks at OTC decongestants in a pharmacy

    Decongestants: OTC Relief for Congestion

    Over-the-counter medicine is available to treat congestion (stuffy nose)… What are OTC decongestants? Decongestants are medicines that help relieve a congested (stuffy) nose. The congestion can be caused by a cold virus or by the flu, sinusitis, or allergies. Most decongestants come in pill…

  • 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…

  • A sad woman holds a teddy bear in an empty nursery. An early pregnancy loss is a miscarriage that occurs on its own during the first 20 weeks of the pregnancy.

    Early Pregnancy Loss

    An early pregnancy loss is a miscarriage that occurs on its own in the first 20 weeks of the… What is early pregnancy loss? An early pregnancy loss is known as a miscarriage. This represents any pregnancy that ends on its own in the…

  • Male scientist or tech observes biopsy sample under a microscope

    Biopsy

    A biopsy is a procedure to remove tissue, fluid, or a growth from your body to examine tissue or a… A biopsy is a procedure to remove tissue or cells from your body. This sample is sent to a lab for testing. Using a microscope,…

  • Man's hands on his stomach with red spot indicating pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine… What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your…

  • A father and son enjoy a healthy meal together as part of a healthy lifestyle.

    Health Guides: Healthy Lifestyle Includes Mind and Body

    Adopting healthy habits allows you to take charge of both your physical and mental health, as well as positively influencing… It’s important to take care of both your mind and body. It will pay off in many ways, including: Allowing you to take charge of…

  • close-up of generic laxative or stool softener caplets commonly used to treat constipation

    Laxatives: OTC Products for Constipation

    Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement but over-the-counter medicine can help… Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement. It can be caused by: Your diet Certain medicines Dehydration Too little…

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that happens when the tissue becomes swollen an irritated… What is prostatitis? The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It’s about the size of a walnut and helps in sperm…