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  • Close-up of doctors hands checking man’s skin. Skin tags are non-cancerous skin growths that feel like a hanging mole. Anyone can get them, and they are more common with age.

    Skin tags

    Skin tags are non-cancerous skin growths that feel like a hanging mole. They are more common with age… on skin. Skin tags are more common with age and can run in families. They also are common in people who have diabetes or are overweight. How…

  • Older man, who can’t sleep at night, sitting on bed while spouse sleeps

    Sleep Changes in Older Adults

    As you age, you may have changes in your sleep patterns. Hormones, lifestyle habits, and certain conditions and medicines can… Lifestyle habits. These include smoking and drinking alcohol or caffeine. Certain medicines including antidepressants, beta-blockers, and cardiovascular drugs. Dealing with pain. Diabetes and prostate issues…

  • Swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa, is an irritation, swelling or infection in your ear. It can be caused by bacteria and fungus.

    Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa, is an irritation, swelling or infection in your ear. It can be caused… other areas of the ear. This includes the skull bone. The infection can become severe in older people and people who have diabetes. What causes…

  • close-up of doctor looking at casted leg of a female patient

    What is a Total Contact Cast?

    A total contact cast is used to treat ulcers (deep sores) on a person’s foot. It consists of a fiberglass… when you are standing or walking. Who needs a total contact cast? Total contact casts are commonly used by people who have diabetes with foot…

  • Yeast Infections

    Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida. If the vagina isn’t acidic enough, too many yeast can… causes yeast infections? The acidic balance of the vagina can be changed by a number of factors, including: Your period (menstruation) Pregnancy Diabetes Douche products Some…

  • Pressure Sores

    Pressure sores are sores on your skin. They’re usually caused by being in a bed or wheelchair nearly all the… or a wheelchair while they heal. Lastly, some chronic (long-lasting) diseases make it hard for pressure sores to heal. Those include diabetes and hardening of…

  • Close-up of different nutrient-rich foods, such as lean meat, fish, dairy, whole grains, and vegetables and fruits

    Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods

    Changing your diet to include nutrient-rich foods is a healthier option and can reduce your risk for chronic diseases… trans fats. This type of diet contributes to weight gain. It can increase your risk of health issues, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease…

  • Pruritus (Itchy Skin)

    Pruritus is a medical term for itchy skin that can be caused by a number of issues including dry skin,… weeks. What causes pruritus (itchy skin)? It can be caused by many things, including: Dry skin Skin disease Pregnancy Certain medicines Allergies Diabetes HIV/AIDS Aging…

  • Atherosclerosis

    Atherosclerosis is a plaque build-up in your arteries… What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis causes plaque to collect in your arteries. (Plaque is made of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other things naturally found in your blood. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to…

  • Salmon, nuts and a sliced avocado laid out on a cutting board. The keto diet, or ketogenic diet, is one that is high in fat intake and low in carbohydrate intake. This diet is not ideal for everyone.

    Keto Diet

    The keto diet, or ketogenic diet, is one that is high in fat intake and low in carbohydrate intake… The keto diet, or ketogenic diet, is one that is high in fat intake and low in carbohydrate intake. When you replace the carbohydrates you eat…

  • Two young women chatting in a coffee shop

    Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning… What is overactive bladder? Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning. You may have to urinate more often or…

  • woman holding stomach in pain

    Vulvodynia

    Vulvodynia is pain and discomfort in a woman’s external genital area known as the vulva… What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is the word that describes pain and discomfort in the vulva. The vulva is a woman’s external genital area, or the area around the opening…

  • Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best protection.

    Flu Risks and Chronic Conditions

    Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). Getting an annual flu vaccine is… Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). A study by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention…

  • Five small white bowls, each filled with a different sugar substitute, sitting on a white table

    Sugar Substitutes

    Sugar substitutes are chemical or plant-based substances used to sweeten foods and drinks. You may have heard them called “artificial… Sugar substitutes are chemical or plant-based substances used to sweeten or enhance the flavor of foods and drinks. You may have heard them called "artificial…

  • A sweaty woman dressed in workout clothes standing outside in the city holding a bottle of water

    Hydration for Athletes

    Getting the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise helps your body to function properly. A lack of… Whether you’re a serious athlete or exercise for recreation, it’s important to stay hydrated. Good hydration means getting the right amount of water before, during,…

  • The Doctor Will See You In Person Now

    Dr. Cate Buley

    Telemedicine lets you access medical care without leaving your home. But it isn’t the right choice for every visit with… I practice family medicine at a clinic in Alaska. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, my clinic switched to telemedicine visits. Using…

  • Nail Fungal Infections

    A nail infection is caused by a fungus. This infection can happen in toenails and fingernails. It is more common… What is a nail fungal infection? A nail infection is caused by a fungus. This infection can happen in toenails and fingernails. It is…

  • Pyloric Stenosis

    What is pyloric stenosis? Pyloric stenosis is a medical condition. It is a narrowing of the opening between the stomach and the small intestine. That space is called the pylorus. It often occurs in babies younger than 6 months. It is more common in

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