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  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a type of treatment that involves taking hormones to prevent or treat certain medical… on the health of postmenopausal women. Researchers were trying to determine whether using HRT affects a woman’s chances of developing: breast cancer colorectal cancer heart disease…

  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time—months or even years. It can occur anywhere in your body and… pain Chronic pain can occur anywhere in the body. People with chronic pain may have these types of pain: headaches back pain cancer pain arthritis…

  • Nutrition: Tips for Improving Your Health

    Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced… blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol? Did your doctor tell you that you can improve your condition with better nutrition? Do diabetes, cancer, heart disease,…

  • Splenectomy

    Your spleen is an organ in the upper left side of your abdomen. The surgical procedure to remove it is… that it be removed. They include: A ruptured or enlarged spleen. A cyst or abscess. A blood clot. Cirrhosis of the liver. Cancer that affects…

  • Barrett’s Esophagus

    Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that affects your esophagus. It happens when acid from your stomach goes back up into… cells in your esophagus change. If this happens, it’s called Barrett’s esophagus. Although uncommon, Barrett’s esophagus can lead to cancer. Symptoms of Barrett’s esophagus Barrett’s esophagus…

  • Men: Eat Right, Stay Healthy

    Good nutrition is critical for good health. Eating well not only gives your body the nutrients it needs. It also… beer, 5 fluid ounces of wine, or 1.5 fluid ounces of standard 80-proof liquor. The risk of various types of cancer, such as liver cancer,…

  • Debunking Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

    safe. The technology used to develop the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines is not new; it has been extensively studied and used in cancer research. Additionally, mRNA vaccines have been studied for other infections including Zika, Rabies, and CMV. Read more from the CDC. The other

  • Dietary Fats: What’s Good and What’s Bad

    There are good fats, which your body uses for energy and other health benefits, and there are bad fats, which… are full. Bad fats raise your total cholesterol and blood pressure. They can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Path to…

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is caused by a fungus. People whose immune systems are weak due to an HIV infection or… taking medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs or sickness. They may have other medical conditions, such as: Blood cancer. Inflammatory or autoimmune…

  • Passing Healthy Habits on to Your Children

    Part of your responsibility as a parent is to teach your children how to lead healthy lives. Learn how to… with weight have an increased risk of future health problems. These can include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and cancer. How you can help: Pay…

  • Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. It can be spread through cat feces or contaminated… may have a weak immune system if you: Have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Have cancer Have had…

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

    A complete blood count test measures the different cells and platelets in your blood to give a doctor a picture… content. The results of a CBC can reveal a number of health conditions to your doctor, from anemia and some types of cancer to vitamin…

  • Breast Pain in Women

    Breast pain is any level of discomfort or pain in one or both breasts. It’s more common in younger women… period. Injury to your breast. Pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Breastfeeding (nursing). An infection in the breast. Menopause. Some medicines. Breast cancer (not a…

  • Opioid Addiction

    An opioid addiction is a powerful urge to use opioids. These are medicines that are used to relieve pain, such… to take the opioids. Opioids are prescribed to treat many issues, including: Toothaches and dental procedures Injuries Surgeries Chronic conditions such as cancer Some prescription cough medicines also…

  • 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… levels. Lower blood pressure. Lower intake of saturated fats. More vital nutrition. Decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Healthier body…

  • Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

    Breastfeeding benefits your baby. Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop… helps make time for you to be close to your baby. Women who breastfeed have lower risks of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer,…

  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest, which can become irritated with the… be viral (flu). It could be bacterial (pneumonia or tuberculosis). Other causes include: Asbestos-related disease (from home or work exposure) Certain cancers (lung, lymphoma, and…

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Abnormal uterine bleeding is any heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina). It can occur at any… cause. Women after menopause Hormone replacement therapy is a common cause of uterine bleeding after menopause. Other causes include endometrial and uterine cancer. These cancers…