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  • diagram showing interrupted airflow during sleep

    Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can cause you to stop breathing multiple times while you sleep… apnea Sleep apnea can cause serious problems if it isn’t treated. Your risk of high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, glaucoma, diabetes, cancer, and cognitive and…

  • Young, overweight woman eating a healthy meal and writing in a food journal.

    Food and Activity Journal

    Tracking your daily food and exercise with a journal can help you maintain a healthy life… kind of goals should I make when using a food and activity journal? Resources Food and Activity Journal — Blank (PDF) Food and Activity Journal — Sample (PDF) National…

  • A man scraping his tongue with a tongue scraper

    Halitosis

    Halitosis is another name for bad breath. It can be caused by foods you eat or not taking proper care… causing it. Bad breath may be a sign of a health problem. Sinus infections, chronic lung infections, liver or kidney diseases, and diabetes are some…

  • Illustration of a blood clot in an artery leading to the heart

    Hypercoagulation

    Hypercoagulation is when your blood forms a clot when it shouldn’t. This clot can then travel through your body. This… down the aisles every hour. These activities will keep the blood flowing. Treat conditions that could lead to excessive clotting, such as diabetes. Hypercoagulation treatment…

  • woman with stomach ache lying on sofa

    Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

    Over the counter medicines can provide relief for nausea and vomiting, but there are a number of precautions to be… Ask your doctor before taking bismuth subsalicylate if you also take: Blood-thinning medicines Medicines for gout Medicines for arthritis Medicines for diabetes Ask your doctor…

  • 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… often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. If you have another autoimmune disease, such as thyroid disease or Type 1 diabetes, your risk…

  • hand weights, water bottles and fresh fruit and vegetables

    Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart

    Having a healthy heart is vital to your overall health. Two of the simplest yet most important ways to help… Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system. It is involved in many of the daily functions that bring your body to life. Having…

  • Changing Your Cravings for "Bad" Foods

    Giving in to food cravings doesn’t have to be unhealthy, if you learn how to substitute good foods for bad… We’ve all had a food craving at one time or another. A food craving is an extreme desire for a certain food of type of…

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and complications of urinary tract infections (sometimes called UTIs or bladder… What is a urinary tract infection? A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, the…

  • Organic Foods: What You Need to Know

    Description: Organic is a label, production and harvest term. It doesn’t guarantee better nutrition… Many consumers equate the word “organic” with foods being “healthier.” However, there is currently no link between eating organic foods and better overall health. Organic foods can lessen your exposure…

  • 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… What is women’s preventive care? It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care, especially by the time they reach adulthood…

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic red blood cell disorder… What is sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition you have at birth. It runs in families and is more common in Blacks or African Americans. SCD refers to…

  • Woman applying lotion to psoriasis on her elbow

    Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. It causes a rash that is raised with red marks and flaky white… What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. There are several types of psoriasis. The main type is plaque psoriasis. It occurs…

  • 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…

  • A laboratory rack with several tubes of urine ready for analysis

    Microscopic Hematuria

    Microscopic hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in your urine… What is microscopic hematuria? Microscopic hematuria is blood in the urine. “Microscopic” means something is so small that it can only be seen through a special tool called a microscope. So, if…

  • Woman sitting on a couch holding stomach in pain

    Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)

    Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It can strike anyone… What is a stomach virus? Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It is not…

  • Man holding his stomach in pain

    Peptic Ulcer Disease

    A peptic ulcer is a raw area in the stomach or near the top of the small intestine. The lining… What is peptic ulcer disease? A peptic ulcer is a sore or raw area in the lining of the stomach. It also can occur…

  • sick man holding tissue looks at OTC decongestants in a pharmacy

    Decongestants: OTC Relief for Congestion

    Over-the-counter medicine is available to treat congestion (stuffy nose)… What are OTC decongestants? Decongestants are medicines that help relieve a congested (stuffy) nose. The congestion can be caused by a cold virus or by the flu, sinusitis, or allergies. Most decongestants come in pill…

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