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  • An illustration of large and small intestines inside the body that are color coded where red represents inflammation

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed (red… What are some medicines used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and what are the possible side effects? Are my children at risk of inflammatory bowel…

  • A 3-D illustration of hepatitis B virus in blood vessel with red blood cells

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by a virus. It is usually spread from person to person through… you don’t feel sick. “The most important thing to remember is that hepatitis B is a chronic medical condition (such as diabetes and high blood…

  • doctor examining female patient for hypothyroidism while working in his office

    Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs… side effects? Are there any lifestyle changes I can make to relieve my symptoms? Am I at risk for related health problems? Resources American Thyroid Association: Hypothyroidism National…

  • Hand Massage to help pain in the finger joints.

    Scleroderma

    Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disorder. There are 2 types of scleroderma. One type affects the skin. The other type… and legs. You may have 1 or more patches as small as half an inch or as large as 12 inches in diameter. With the…

  • Dermatologist uses magnifying glass to examine a mole on the back of a male patient

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer… Changes in the color of a skin spot. This could be darkening, loss of color, spreading color, or multiple color. D for diameter: A skin spot more than ¼ inch in diameter E or evolving: Skin spot…

  • Female doctor holding woman’s hand before a procedure

    Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a surgical procedure of the uterus… rods through the opening of your cervix. For most D and Cs, your cervix needs to open about half an inch in diameter. Once the cervix is open, the doctor inserts the…

  • A doctor uses a lighted instrument to closely examine moles on a female patient’s neck

    Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and highly preventable with regular screening… What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Almost all skin cancers are the result of too much exposure to ultraviolet light. This…

  • Child Safety: Keeping Your Home Safe for Your Baby

    If you have a baby in your house, you need to make sure they stay safe. You may need to… If you have a baby in your house, you need to make sure they stay safe. Children don’t understand danger. And as they grow,…

  • 3d image of red first aid box against white background

    What do I need in my first aid kit?

    A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when… First aid is important for a number of situations that don’t require a trip to the hospital or emergency room. These situations include minor…

  • Effects of Early Sun Exposure

    There is a direct link between sun exposure and most skin cancers. The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight are invisible… There is a direct link between sun exposure and most skin cancers. The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight are invisible. But they penetrate skin and…