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  • A close-up of feet walking on a treadmill

    Exercise: How To Get Started

    Before beginning an exercise routine, you should talk to your family doctor. Ask your doctor about how much exercise is… for building and maintaining muscle. These sorts of resistance exercises are essential for our health, and can decrease risk of heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis…

  • A man eating a banana to recover from his workout

    What to Eat Before and After a Workout

    Exercise is important for maintaining your health. What you eat before and after your workout can have an impact on… health condition that would affect my ability to exercise? Am I taking any medication that would interfere with exercise? How does my diabetes affect what…

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition characterized by an obsession with food and weight. It harms a person’s… water in the body). If it isn’t treated, binge eating can lead to a number of health conditions, including: Heart disease. Diabetes. High blood pressure…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no… What is menopause? Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no longer become pregnant…

  • Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices

    Making healthier food choices allows you to have more control of your weight and your cholesterol and helps to prevent… A healthy diet has a many benefits, including maintaining your desired weight. It also can lower your cholesterol and prevent certain health conditions. A healthy…

  • 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…

  • doctor writes on clipboard in front of aisle of OTC medicines

    OTC Medicines: Know Your Risks and Reduce Them

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can be purchased at the store without a doctor’s prescription, but care should still be taken to… Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those you can buy at the store. You don’t need a prescription from your doctor. They help you feel better by treating or…

  • woman buying produce at a farmer's market

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) | Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition

    Following a special diet can help reduce the buildup of waste in your kidneys, reducing stress and slowing the progress… Normal, healthy kidneys remove waste from the blood. If you have chronic kidney disease, your kidneys are not working as well as they should. They…

  • Pregnant woman asleep on her side

    Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Better Rest

    A good night’s sleep is even more important when you’re pregnant, but hard to come by. Follow these tips for… The amount of sleep you get while you’re pregnant not only affects you and your baby but could impact your labor and delivery as well…

  • A man with food poisoning sits on the couch and vomits into a green bucket.

    Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning is a primarily intestinal illness that occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful bacteria, viruses,… What is food poisoning? Food poisoning (also known as food-borne illness) occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, or…

  • 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… What is hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)? Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an infection in your digestive system…

  • a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smiles

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects physical and intellectual development… What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. It is most often caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21…

  • A group of teenagers laugh and give thumbs up in a park. A healthy lifestyle for teens includes more than just physical health. It involves mental and social well-being, too.

    Teenagers: How to Stay Healthy

    Developing healthy habits when you’re a teenager will help you as you grow into an adult. Learn tips for staying… A person’s overall health is about much more than the absence of disease. It’s the state of physical, mental, and social well-being. Ultimately, it’s…

  • A senior man experiences bloating and reflux from indigestion.

    Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD)

    Acid reflux occurs when acid from your stomach backs up into your throat. It can be caused by many factors… What is reflux? The medical name for this condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It’s sometimes called acid reflux or heartburn. Reflux occurs when…

  • An illustration of large and small intestines inside the body that are color coded where red represents inflammation

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed (red… What is inflammatory bowel disease? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed…

  • A 3-D illustration of hepatitis B virus in blood vessel with red blood cells

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by a virus. It is usually spread from person to person through… What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver. Normally, the liver breaks down waste products in your blood. But when the liver is inflamed,…

  • 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…

  • Hand Massage to help pain in the finger joints.

    Scleroderma

    Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disorder. There are 2 types of scleroderma. One type affects the skin. The other type… What is scleroderma? Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disorder made up of a group of diseases. There are 2 types of scleroderma: localized and systemic…

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