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  • Developing a Care Plan

    Everybody has a health history. It’s important to record this history all in one place. This is done with complete… Include your name, address, and birth date. Your medical conditions. Be sure to include all conditions you may have, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease,…

  • Man holding chest in pain

    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease occurs when blood vessels that carry blood to your heart get blocked with plaque… history High blood pressure High cholesterol Poor diet Obesity or being very overweight Not exercising (sedentary lifestyle) Other health conditions (such as diabetes) How is coronary artery disease…

  • Man with painful and swollen big toe joint due to gout inflammation

    Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis marked by swelling and pain in your joints… the joint space. Gout is genetic and can run in families. Stress, poor diet, alcohol use, and other health problems, such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, and hypertension can trigger the attack…

  • Illustration of blood vessels

    Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

    A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke. It is considered a “warning” stroke. It significantly increases your risk of… exercise, and medicine lowers your risk. Other medical conditions can increase your chances of having a stroke. These include high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity…

  • Close-up of a narrowed small blood vessel

    Small Vessel Disease

    Small vessel disease is a narrowing in the tiny arteries in your heart. It also is called coronary microvascular disease… risk for small vessel disease. Other risk factors include: Low estrogen levels Obesity High blood pressure High cholesterol levels Lack of exercise Diabetes Smoking Family…

  • Baby sticking out tongue with white coating from oral thrush

    Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on your tongue and the lining of your mouth… Are in poor health. Have a weak immune system. Have HIV or AIDS. Have chemotherapy treatment. Have had an organ transplant. Have diabetes. Take several antibiotics (too much can…

  • Family doctor using a stethoscope to examine a little girl in the arms of her mother.

    Choosing a Family Doctor

    A family doctor is trained in all areas of medicine to take care of your whole family. Choosing the right… family healthy. Family doctors are trained to treat all areas of care. These include: Infant to elderly care Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and…

  • red and white blood cells traveling through a vein in the human body

    Blood Poisoning

    Blood poisoning happens when an infection enters your bloodstream and your body reacts to the infection… What is blood poisoning? Blood poisoning (sepsis) has nothing to do with poison. Instead, it’s primary cause is the presence of germs, which enter your bloodstream from an infection…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a medical term to describe inflammation of the vagina… What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the vagina. It is sometimes called vulvovaginitis when it affects the vulva. This is the external part of a woman’s…

  • Added Sugar: What You Need To Know

    Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides calories for your body to use as energy. There are two main types… Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides calories for your body to use as energy. There are two main types: Natural sugar is found in whole,…

  • Mother with her premature baby

    Premature Birth

    Preterm is defined as babies born alive before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy… Every woman dreams of an ideal pregnancy — a 40-week time where everything goes as planned. But 1 out of every 10 infants in the United States is born prematurely…

  • doctor listens to a baby’s heart with a stethoscope

    Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a heart problem that some people are born with and can include a hole in the… What is congenital heart disease? Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. “Congenital” is another way of…

  • 3D illustration of a fetus who has spina bifida, a neural tube defect

    Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects are birth defects affecting a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain… What are neural tube defects? Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects. They affect a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain. Very early in pregnancy, cells from the developing fetus gather…

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics… What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. The condition affects the prostate gland…

  • Colorful tablets and capsules arranged in heart shape to represent medicine for heart problems

    Beta-Blockers for Heart Problems

    Take your beta blockers to stay heart healthy… A beta blocker is a prescription medicine used to treat heart problems and high blood pressure. This kind of medicine blocks the harmful effects of your body’s stress hormones on your heart. (The stress hormone is epinephrine,…

  • Young mother holding and nursing her newborn child

    Why Should I Breastfeed?

    Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal decision. Learn about the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding… Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. Many health organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), recommend that mothers breastfeed their newborn…

  • Realistic illustration of cirrhosis of human liver

    Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

    Cirrhosis and portal hypertension is a form of liver disease caused by alcoholism, poor diet, or infection… What is cirrhosis and portal hypertension? Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged and your body can’t repair them…

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What Parents Needs to Know

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria. It can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. The vaccine prevents… Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria. It can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. Pneumococcal disease causes health problems in children…

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