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  • Woman in business clothes holding sinuses in pain

    Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

    A sinus infection is a condition where the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. It can be caused by bacteria… spaces make up your sinuses. They’re located in the bones behind your cheeks, jaw, and eyebrows. Your sinuses make mucus, a fluid that cleans bacteria…

  • When a “Chest Cold” Is Something More

    Dr. Shilpa Mehta

    in your lungs that air passes through. They are also called “bronchial tubes.” When these tubes get infected, they swell. Mucus (thick fluid) forms inside them. This narrows the airways, making it harder for you to breathe. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by the same

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not… the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of all thyroid nodules are benign (non-cancerous). Some are cysts filled with fluid. Thyroid nodules are more common in women…

  • side-by-side diagrams of a healthy heart and one with heart failure

    Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It can be caused by different heart… your blood pressure, improving blood flow. Diuretics are often called “water pills.” They cause you to urinate more often and help keep fluid from building…

  • Man Drugging Woman's Drink In Bar

    Club Drug Use

    Club drugs are common, illegal drugs used at parties, bars, nightclubs, and concerts for the purpose of getting high… This can occur from one-time use, repeated use, or use with other substances, such as alcohol. The main club drugs are: Flunitrazepam (roofies) GHB (liquid ecstasy)…

  • Small child taking medicine

    Antibiotics: When They Can and Can't Help

    Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by your doctor to treat infections. Overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance… being Antibiotics can only treat bacterial infections. This includes strep throat and urinary infections. Antibiotics cannot treat viruses. This includes colds, the flu, or mono (mononucleosis).  Sometimes doctors prescribe…

  • Reye’s Syndrome

    Reye’s syndrome is a rare but serious illness common in children recovering from a virus and taking aspirin. It can… hospital. If it is a severe case, your child may be treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Treatments may include: IV fluids. Your child…

  • doctor checking lymph nodes of a patient

    Mononucleosis

    Mononucleosis is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus can be found in saliva, mucus, and other… any age can get it. Symptoms of mono Some of the symptoms of mono are similar to those of a cold or flu. Symptoms often…

  • a mother breastfeeds her baby

    Mastitis

    Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast usually caused by an infection… What is mastitis? Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast. It is usually caused by an infection. It often happens while a woman is breastfeeding, especially during the first 6-12 weeks. Having mastitis does not raise…

  • A laundry basket full of baby laundry and a stack of folded clothes sit on a wooden table.

    Preparing for Parenthood: Baby Laundry Essentials

    Doing your laundry seems like a simple task that requires little thought. However, add tiny newborn clothes and bedding to… Doing your laundry seems like a simple task that requires little thought. However, add tiny newborn clothes and bedding to the mix and suddenly you…

  • hand holding a lubrication spray can

    Inhalant Abuse

    Inhalant abuse is a form of substance abuse that involves breathing in or sniffing household products on purpose to “get… What is inhalant abuse? Inhalant abuse is a form of substance abuse. It is also called “huffing.” It involves breathing in or sniffing common household…

  • Scared girl looking at a big needle

    Fear of Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are… No matter how old you are, getting a shot at the doctor’s office is no fun. As adults, we recognize that the benefit is worth…

  • close up image of a man's body suffering severe urticaria nettle rash.

    Exercise-induced Urticaria

    Exercise-induced urticaria is a condition that produces hives and other allergic symptoms… What causes exercise-induced urticaria? Exercise-induced urticaria is an allergic skin reaction brought on by exercise. It generally produces hives and other allergic symptoms. The hives, or welts, are large, raised bumps on the…

  • Technician doing ultrasound

    Pelvic Ultrasound

    A pelvic ultrasound allows your doctor to see the space between your hips that contains the sacrum, tailbone, bladder, sex… A pelvic ultrasound is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at what’s going on inside your pelvis. This is the space between your…

  • Acne is a common skin condition. It causes pimples to appear on the face and/or on the back, chest, arms, and neck.

    Acne

    Acne is a common skin condition. It causes bumps on the skin known as pimples to appear on the face… What is acne? Acne is a common skin condition. It causes bumps on the skin known as pimples. Pimples form when the tiny hair…

  • Polycythemia Vera

    Polycythemia vera (PV) occurs when your body makes too many red blood cells. This can cause blood clots and lead… What is polycythemia vera? Polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare disease that causes your body to make too many red blood cells. Your blood may become too thick…

  • Bacterial Endocarditis

    Bacterial endocarditis is an infection in the valves and inner lining of your heart… What is bacterial endocarditis? Bacterial, or infective, endocarditis (BE) is a type of infection. It occurs in the valves and inner lining of your heart (called the endocardium). BE is…

  • Woman injecting emergency medicine (EpiPen) into her leg

    Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that needs immediate medical attention… What is anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction. It occurs when you are exposed to something you are severely allergic to. Immediate medical attention is required. Anaphylactic reactions can range in severity…

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