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  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. They are usually… What is tuberous sclerosis? Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. These growths can…

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    Breast Cyst Aspiration

    A breast cyst aspiration is an in-office procedure your doctor will do to drain a cyst in your breast… What is a breast cyst? A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac (like a tiny balloon) inside the breast. Breast cysts are common in women. They might cause a little…

  • Hands of woman who has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors on skin.

    Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that affects your nervous system and nerve cells, producing tumors on your nerves… produces tumors on your nerves. The tumors can be underneath or on your skin. Most tumors formed from NF are benign (non-cancerous). However, some can lead…

  • a mother breastfeeds her baby

    Mastitis

    Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast usually caused by an infection… What is mastitis? Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast. It is usually caused by an infection. It often happens while a woman is breastfeeding, especially during the first 6-12 weeks. Having mastitis does not raise…

  • Genital Warts

    Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)… with cancer of the vulva, anus, and penis. However, it’s important to note that HPV infection doesn’t always lead to cancer, and that genital warts are not cancer. Symptoms of genital warts The symptoms…

  • Five women laying horizontally in a line on the ground holding their heads in the palms of their hands. For optimal preventive care, women should have an annual visit that includes a physical and discussion of screenings and emotional well being.

    Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care. This means making it a priority to schedule… collect cells from your cervix, which is at the bottom of your uterus. These cells are analyzed for anything unusual to detect cancer or even…

  • Tanning bed with glasses and towel

    The Dangers of Tanning Beds

    Tanning beds are the source of intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They are not safe… cancer? What should I do if I suspect a spot on my skin could be cancerous? What is the treatment process for skin cancer? Resources Food and Drug Administration: Indoor Tanning:…

  • a female caregiver puts her arm around an elderly woman as they walk outside

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… a long time or never goes away. Some examples of chronic conditions include: Children with special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism) Cancer Effects of…

  • Muscular man applying testosterone gel on shoulder

    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… Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men may have low amounts of…

  • Bottle of HPV vaccine sitting next to syringe

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    HPV is a common sexually transmitted virus… What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted virus. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. There are more than 200 types of HPV. Some types…

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber, and minerals

    Antioxidants: What You Need to Know

    Antioxidants are chemicals that help stop or limit damage caused by free radicals. They also boost your immunity… Your body’s cells face threats every day. Viruses and infections attack them. Free radicals also can damage your cells and DNA. Some cells can heal from the…

  • Meal Plans and How They Help

    Meal plans are a great resource for eating healthy at any age… Eating healthy foods is important to make sure your body gets the nutrients it needs every day. It is also important to stay within your daily calorie goal, whether that’s designed to…

  • Young boy sitting on the beach having sunscreen applied to his back

    Effects of Sun Exposure

    A small amount of sun exposure is good for us, but too much exposure to UV rays is harmful. It… Everyone who goes outside is exposed to the sun. It is important to know the effects of sun exposure. The American Academy of Family Physicians…

  • Fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables sitting on table. Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps your body build strong bones and teeth. You can get it from foods, sunlight, and dietary supplements.

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is… Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Maintaining an adequate level of vitamin D is important for…

  • An illustration of a healthy kidney and a kidney with cysts

    Kidney Cysts

    Kidney cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the kidneys. These small, oval or round sacs are almost… What are kidney cysts? The kidneys remove waste from your blood. They do this by filtering the blood and making urine. As people get…

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not… What is a thyroid nodule? The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your throat (near your Adam’s apple). It regulates body functions…

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    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… Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke exhaled by a smoker and smoke that comes out of the burning end of a tobacco product…

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. This doesn’t mean you… What is cervical dysplasia? Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. The vagina opens up…

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