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    Hydration: Why It’s So Important

    Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs it to work properly… in hot weather) for too long Have certain medical conditions (kidney stones, bladder infection) Are sick (fever, vomiting, diarrhea) Are pregnant or breastfeeding Are trying…

  • female doctor checking for Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, means your thyroid gland makes too much hormone. This can cause weight loss, tremors, and… the United States who have hyperthyroidism are treated with radioactive iodine. This option is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Anti-thyroid medicine…

  • pregnant woman sitting on bench with hands on belly

    Lupus and Pregnancy

    If you have lupus and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, plan ahead for adequate medical care before, during… m taking safe during pregnancy? Are there new medicines I should be taking? Will my lupus medicines be safe to take while breastfeeding? Are there…

  • Vegan Diet: How to Get the Nutrients You Need

    Vegans do not eat animal products or any foods that have animal sources. When done right, a vegan diet can… a vegan diet? Can a vegan diet help manage certain diseases and conditions? Can I follow the vegan diet if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?…

  • Herbal Health Products and Supplements

    Herbal products and supplements are intended to maintain health or treat health problems. However, they are not regulated by the… have health problems? Herbal health products and supplements may not be safe if you have certain health problems, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Children and…

  • doctor listens to a pregnant woman’s belly with a stethoscope

    Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes

    Diabetes can cause problems during pregnancy. Learn how to manage your diabetes to have a healthy pregnancy… When you have diabetes, you have special concerns you need to manage to stay healthy. When you are pregnant and have diabetes, you also are faced with unique…

  • 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…

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

    Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions for the new COVID-19 vaccine… What is an mRNA vaccine and how does it work? Most vaccines (or immunizations) work by injecting a weakened form of a disease germ into your body. This is usually done…

  • Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern. You fast during a certain period of time each day. You then eat during… You may have heard of the term intermittent fasting. It’s a popular topic nowadays. Some people talk about it when looking for a way…

  • A female neurologist shows a male patient with multiple sclerosis symptoms something on a synthetic brain.

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system. There is no cure, but there are medicines that… What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Normally, antibodies produced by the…

  • Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need

    Getting enough vitamins and minerals is essential to keeping your body healthy. It’s best to get these through your diet… Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals found in food. They nourish your body and are essential to your overall health. Choosing foods each day that…

  • pregnant woman talking to her doctor

    Pregnancy: Making Choices

    Pregnancy is an important milestone with a lot of choices and questions. Learn all you can to make the choices… Finding out you’re pregnant is a life-changing event. You find yourself faced with many new questions and situations you’ve never had to deal with before…

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes mucous and sweat glands to behave abnormally. It can lead to damage… What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder (it runs in families) that causes your mucus and sweat glands to behave abnormally…

  • A woman dressed in pink wears a pink ribbon on her chest to promote breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, but its death rate has declined over the last few years thanks to early detection.

    Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, but its death rate has declined over the last few… What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a cancer that begins in breast tissue. It usually shows up as a tumor. There are three types…

  • Family holding newborn, leaving the hospital

    Bringing Your Baby Home

    Welcoming a baby into your home is a big event. It can be scary if it is your first baby… Welcoming a baby into your home is a big event. You might be bringing your baby home from the hospital. You also could be adopting…