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  • Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on your tongue and the lining of your mouth… Are in poor health. Have a weak immune system. Have HIV or AIDS. Have chemotherapy treatment. Have had an organ transplant. Have diabetes. Take several antibiotics (too much can…

  • Beta-Blockers for Heart Problems

    Beta-blockers are medicine used to treat heart problems and high blood pressure. Learn the benefits and side effects of taking… a double dose to catch up. People who have certain health conditions need to be careful taking beta blockers. If you have diabetes, the medicine…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis refers to inflammation of the vagina. It can be caused by bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infections, trichomoniasis, allergies, or… allows yeast (candida) to grow and cause an infection. The acidic imbalance of the vagina can be changed by: your period pregnancy diabetes douching antibiotics…

  • Choosing a Family Doctor

    Choosing a family doctor is a process of seeking recommendations, meeting with the doctor and deciding if he or she… family healthy. Family doctors are trained to treat all areas of care. These include: Infant to elderly care. Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Ear, nose…

  • Added Sugar: What You Need To Know

    Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides calories for your body to use as energy. There are two main types… If you eat or drink too much added sugar, it can lead to health problems. These include: Tooth decay Obesity Type 2 diabetes Heart disease…

  • Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects in a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain. They occur when a fetus’… Your risk for having a baby with neural tube defects increases if you: Have a family history of NTDs. Are obese. Have diabetes. Take certain…

  • Premature Birth

    When a baby is born prematurely, he or she can have health problems. That’s because some organs are still developing… than 19 or older than 40. Having a low maternal income or socioeconomic status. Having an infection or chronic condition, such as diabetes. Having a…

  • Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s palsy is a condition that temporarily paralyzes the side of your face. It can affect all or part of… get Bell’s palsy if you are between 15 and 60 years of age or have one of the following: Herpes simplex. Diabetes. A common cold…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your… including conditions that increase your risks for dementia. Tips to nourish your body and brain Manage your weight. Studies show that obesity, diabetes, high blood…

  • Why Should I Breastfeed?

    Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal decision. Learn about the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding… urinary, or respiratory tract infections. Skin problems. Tooth decay and infections in the mouth. Diarrhea, constipation, and gas. Intestinal diseases. Asthma. Allergies. Diabetes Obesity. Childhood cancers,…

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics… could increase your risk of BPH: Age 40 or older. Family history of BPH. Being obese. Heart and circulatory disease. Type 2 diabetes. Lack of…

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What Parents Needs to Know

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria. It can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. The vaccine prevents… or no spleen A cochlear implant A cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak HIV/AIDS Other diseases that affect the immune system (these include diabetes, cancer, or liver…

  • Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    A fall at an older age can have serious consequences to your health and independence. Reduce your risk for falling… firm, nonskid soles. Avoid wearing loose-fitting shoes and slippers. Get regular eye exams. Keep your feet healthy, especially if you have diabetes. Be aware of…

  • Herbal Health Products and Supplements

    Herbal health products and dietary supplements can benefit your health. Taking too many or the wrong ones could have negative… taken to improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, and help gastrointestinal conditions. Cinnamon is taken to treat gastrointestinal problems, loss of appetite, and diabetes. There are…

  • Blood Test: Lipid Panel

    A lipid panel is a simple blood test to check your cholesterol levels. This test is important because cholesterol can… that healthy adults have their first lipid panel test at age 40. Adults may be tested earlier if they have certain diseases (diabetes, heart disease)…

  • Paraphimosis

    Paraphimosis is a serious condition that happens when the foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis and can’t… from vigorous sex, a piercing, scarring from repeated infection, or an insect or spider bite. A circumcision that wasn’t done correctly. Diabetes, which can cause…

  • Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

    Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged beyond repair. Portal hypertension… much fat builds up in your liver. People who are overweight or obese are more at risk for this disease. People with diabetes, high cholesterol,…

  • Bursitis of the Hip

    Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles… the hip. Rheumatoid arthritis. Gout. Pseudo gout. Injury of the hip. Infection with bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (or a staph infection). Diabetes. Spine problems, such as…