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  • 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 are my alternatives to taking medication? How long to I have to stay on medication? Resources National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes

  • 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… to bed. Things to consider Sleep is essential to health. Lack of sleep is associated with many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression,…

  • 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… can’t talk to my parents or teachers about my problems. Who can I talk to? Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information for Parents…

  • 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…

  • 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… and legs. You may have 1 or more patches as small as half an inch or as large as 12 inches in diameter. With the…

  • Dermatologist uses magnifying glass to examine a mole on the back of a male patient

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer… Changes in the color of a skin spot. This could be darkening, loss of color, spreading color, or multiple color. D for diameter: A skin spot more than ¼ inch in diameter E or evolving: Skin spot…

  • Female doctor holding woman’s hand before a procedure

    Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a surgical procedure of the uterus… rods through the opening of your cervix. For most D and Cs, your cervix needs to open about half an inch in diameter. Once the cervix is open, the doctor inserts the…

  • A doctor uses a lighted instrument to closely examine moles on a female patient’s neck

    Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and highly preventable with regular screening… What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Almost all skin cancers are the result of too much exposure to ultraviolet light. This…

  • Child Safety: Keeping Your Home Safe for Your Baby

    If you have a baby in your house, you need to make sure they stay safe. You may need to… If you have a baby in your house, you need to make sure they stay safe. Children don’t understand danger. And as they grow,…

  • 3d image of red first aid box against white background

    What do I need in my first aid kit?

    A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when… First aid is important for a number of situations that don’t require a trip to the hospital or emergency room. These situations include minor…

  • Effects of Early Sun Exposure

    There is a direct link between sun exposure and most skin cancers. The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight are invisible… There is a direct link between sun exposure and most skin cancers. The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight are invisible. But they penetrate skin and…