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  • Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… Your hormone level decreases as you get older. Certain medicines and health conditions may affect it, as well. Examples of this include: Cancer treatment, such…

  • Effects of Sun Exposure

    A small amount of sun exposure is good for us, but too much exposure to UV rays is harmful. It… blindness if left untreated. Skin cancer. Most skin cancer is not melanoma. It is very common, but also very treatable. Melanoma skin cancer is not as…

  • Kidney Cysts

    Kidney cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the kidneys. These small, oval or round sacs are almost… They are usually small, oval or round thin-walled sacs with watery fluid in them. Kidney cysts are almost always benign (not cancerous). Usually, the cysts…

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is… D be bad for your health? Are there any side effects to vitamin D dietary supplements? Can you get adequate sunlight by sitting near a…

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not… you’ll take daily thyroid replacement hormones for the rest of your life. Questions to ask your doctor Is my thyroid nodule cancer? If it isn’t…

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. This doesn’t mean you… biopsy. Abnormal changes in cells can be mild, moderate, or severe. The presence of cervical dysplasia doesn’t mean you have cervical cancer. But the cells…

  • The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Just because you aren’t the person smoking the cigarette doesn’t mean it can’t harm you. Secondhand smoke contains more than… chemicals. Most of those chemicals are harmful and toxic and can affect health and development. Approximately 70 of those chemicals can cause cancer. Secondhand smoke…

  • Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a female surgical procedure. It can be used for diagnosis, treatment, or following… There are several purposes for a D and C. The main one is to remove uterine cells to check for infection or cancer, or to…

  • Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy is a normal procedure during which your doctor will look at the inside of your large intestine, also… There are many reasons your doctor may order a colonoscopy for you. Most commonly, the procedure is used to look for colorectal cancer. The American…

  • Cat-Scratch Disease

    Cat-scratch disease is an infection you can get after a cat scratches, bites, or licks you. It is caused by… in healthy people. But it can be a problem for young children or people with weak immune systems. These include people with cancer, diabetes, or…

  • Polyps

    Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that latch onto the walls, or lining, of your organs. The colon is the… of 50 and 75. Polyps treatment If you are healthy, your doctor likely will recommend removing the polyps. This helps to prevent cancer from developing…

  • Why Exercise?

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise prevents health problems, builds strength, boosts energy, and can help… can: Reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, and obesity Reduce your risk of breast, colorectal, and uterine cancer Keep joints,…

  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to… of growing older. Older adults can be depressed for many reasons. Possible reasons for depression include: Age. Retirement. Health conditions, such as cancer, heart disease,…

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a women’s health exam. It uses a special light to provide a close look at your cervix… the cervix. The doctor can see and diagnose problems not seen with the naked eye. For example, the doctor can detect cervical cancer at an…

  • After 50: Nutritional Needs

    Nutritional needs change as we age. After age 50, choose food and drinks wisely for your gender, health, and activity… vitamins, minerals, and water. These things may help prevent some diseases. These include osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Path to…

  • Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need

    Get an early start on good lifelong health by learning about the services and advice your family doctor can provide… life get their start when you are younger. For example, about 65% of all deaths in adults are caused by heart disease, cancer, and stroke…

  • Fiber: How to Increase the Amount in Your Diet

    Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plants that aids in digestion and the absorption of nutrients. It reduces… irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diverticulitis. Dietary fiber can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. It also…

  • "Do I Want to Quit?" Quiz

    Learn how you feel about smoking and how you can use this information to help you quit… Ask yourself how quitting could help improve your health. Do you have problems with breathing, your heart or high blood pressure? Does cancer run in your family? Quitting…