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    Breast Cyst Aspiration

    A breast cyst aspiration is an in-office procedure your doctor will do to drain a cyst in your breast… to drain fluid from the lump. There could be several results from the aspiration: The lump is a cyst that contains watery fluid. The cyst goes away…

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    Artificial Hydration and Nutrition

    Artificial hydration and nutrition helps patients with short-term medical problems who cannot eat or drink by mouth… to improved health There are 2 ways to replace fluids in someone who needs them. The first way is to put the fluid right into a vein. This…

  • monitors in an operating room assist during laparoscopic surgery

    Gallbladder Removal: Laparoscopic Method

    The gallbladder helps your body digest fat. If it gets inflamed, your doctor may want to remove it. Fortunately, we… The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ just under your liver. It stores bile, the digestive fluid the liver makes to digest fat. Sometimes the…

  • Influenza

    Our influenza health hub offers important information and resources to help you understand and manage your condition… Complete Guide to Flu Vaccines The best weapon we have against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year before flu season begins. Read Article Flu

  • 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…

  • Lung Symptoms

    Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest, which can become irritated with the… What is pleurisy? Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest. The lining can become inflamed or irritated…

  • A doctor listens to a patient’s lungs with a stethoscope. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs usually caused by bacteria or a virus. Walking pneumonia is a mild case of pneumonia.

    Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. How serious it is depends on what caused the pneumonia, your age, and… prevent pneumonia by doing the following: Get the flu vaccine each year. People can develop bacterial pneumonia after a case of the flu. You can…

  • Woman with gallstones holds her stomach in pain

    Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder. Some people have them but don’t have symptoms. For others,… What are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that can form inside the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ just under your liver. It stores…

  • male patient sitting on exam table as doctor talks to him

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a… What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a man’s…

  • A young woman suffering from Meniere’s disease covers her ears and squeezes her eyes shut.

    Meniere’s Disease

    Meniere’s disease is an inner ear problem that can cause dizziness and ringing in the ears but is not contagious… What is Meniere’s disease? Meniere’s disease is a problem that occurs in your inner ear. No one knows exactly what causes it, but it…

  • Gloved hand disposing of needle in hazardous waste container

    Health Care Workers: Avoiding Infections at Work

    Healthcare workers have a high risk of being exposed to infections through blood, coughs or sneezes, and direct contact with… As a health care worker, you may be exposed to sources of infection. These may be transmitted in three ways. First, you can come into…

  • A sick woman with acute bronchitis coughs at her desk. Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into your lungs).

    Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into… What is acute bronchitis? Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes. These are the airways that carry…

  • A collection of calcium-rich foods including cheese, milk and yogurt.

    Calcium: What You Need to Know

    Calcium keeps your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Your body can’t make its own calcium, so it’s important to… Calcium is a mineral in your body that is also found in many foods. Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones…

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    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    olycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when cysts form on a woman’s ovaries… What is polycystic ovary syndrome? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when cysts form on a woman’s ovaries. An imbalance of hormone levels in a woman’s…

  • Cotton swab with fluid sample for lab test to diagnose meningitis

    Meningitis

    Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis: viral… What is meningitis? Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis. Viral meningitis…

  • Proteinuria in Children

    Proteinuria means there’s protein in urine. All children have a little protein in their urine. But too much may signal… What is proteinuria in children? Proteinuria means there’s protein in your child’s urine. All children have a little protein in their urine. But too much…

  • doctor writes on clipboard in front of aisle of OTC medicines

    OTC Medicines: Know Your Risks and Reduce Them

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can be purchased at the store without a doctor’s prescription, but care should still be taken to… Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those you can buy at the store. You don’t need a prescription from your doctor. They help you feel better by treating or…

  • A doctor wearing protective gear while handling a blood sample

    Occupational Exposure to HIV: Advice for Health Care Workers

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is an infection that attacks your body’s immune system and can lead to… HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is an infection that attacks your body’s immune system. The infection can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency…

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