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  • 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… Older people (65 years of age or older) People who have a weakened immune system People who have chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and AIDS People who have…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a medical term to describe inflammation of the vagina… allows yeast (candida) to grow and cause an infection. The acidic imbalance of the vagina can be changed by: Your period Pregnancy Diabetes Douching Antibiotics Birth control pills Steroids A common symptom of yeast…

  • Influenza

    Our influenza health hub offers important information and resources to help you understand and manage your condition… to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read Article Flu Risks and Chronic Conditions Chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity and blood disorders can…

  • 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… If you eat or drink too much added sugar, it can lead to health problems. These include: Tooth decay Obesity Type 2 diabetes Heart disease…

  • Mother with her premature baby

    Premature Birth

    Preterm is defined as babies born alive before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy… than 19 or older than 40 Having a low maternal income or socioeconomic status Having an infection or chronic condition, such as diabetes Having a previous preterm birth Being pregnant…

  • 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… Your risk for having a baby with neural tube defects increases if you: Have a family history of NTDs Have obesity Have diabetes Take certain medicines to prevent seizures Are of…

  • 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… before taking any medicines. Ask your doctor what types of chemicals or substances could be harmful to your baby. If you have diabetes or gestational…

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics… factors could increase your risk of BPH: Age 40 or older Family history of BPH Obesity Heart and circulatory disease Type 2 diabetes Inactivity Erectile…

  • 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…

  • Senior person sitting on floor next to walker

    Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    A fall at an older age can have serious consequences to your health and independence. Reduce your risk for falling… People fall at every age. This is especially true of young babies learning to walk. However, as we age, we become more concerned about falling…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your… Your cognitive health is determined by how well your brain can perform mental processes. These include remembering things, learning things, and using language. A healthy…

  • newborn baby lying in bed

    Where You Can Deliver Your Baby

    You have options when deciding where to have your baby. Learn about the different places you might be able to… There are many things to think about when you’re going to have a baby. One of those is where you’ll go through labor and delivery…

  • Herbal Health Products and Supplements

    Herbal products and supplements are intended to maintain health or treat health problems. However, they are not regulated by the… Herbal health products and supplements have become a billion-dollar industry. An herb, or botanical, is a plant or part of a plant that people use…

  • Illustration of a woman with and without Bell’s palsy

    Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s palsy is a condition that temporarily paralyzes the side of your face. It usually goes away on its own… What is Bell’s palsy? Bell’s palsy is a condition that temporarily paralyzes the side of your face. It can affect all or part of…

  • A businessman holds his hands on his aching hips. Bursitis of the hip is the swelling of the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that cushion tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It can cause pain and tenderness.

    Bursitis of the Hip

    Bursitis of the hip is the swelling of the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that cushion tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It can… What is bursitis of the hip? Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles…