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  • Illustration of the female reproduction system and a yellow ribbon representing endometriosis

    Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this common… Can endometrial cancer be prevented or avoided? You cannot prevent or avoid endometrial cancer. It is most common in women who are older than 50…

  • A older couple biking together outdoors

    Healthy Habits at Age 60 and Beyond

    A look at tips, tricks, advice and the benefits of maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits as you get… improve your emotional outlook. A healthy diet and exercise help feed your brain. This improves your decision-making abilities as you get older. Consider these changes: Exercise…

  • COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 12 and Older

    Even though children aren’t as likely as adults to be infected with COVID-19, they can still catch it, get sick… 12 and older. The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC recommend that everyone 6 months and older get the…

  • Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy is a screening test that will help your doctor check for colorectal cancer. It may be used for… be determined by you and your doctor, based on your health and risk for colon cancer. Screening is not usually recommended for adults older than…

  • Nail Fungal Infections

    A nail infection is caused by a fungus. This infection can happen in toenails and fingernails. It is more common… It enters your nail through a crack in the nail. Nail fungal infections happen at any age. They are more common in adults older than…

  • Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need

    Getting enough vitamins and minerals is essential to keeping your body healthy. It’s best to get these through your diet… 2 cup) Cooked spinach or kale (1/2 to 1 cup) Who might not get enough? Adolescents ages 4 to 18 years Adults older than 50…

  • 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… skin, lips, and fingernails Fatigue or poor feeding Heart murmur (an extra sound heard when a doctor listens to the heart) In older children or…

  • A baby cries in distress. Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine that prevents the passage of food through the intestine. It is a medical emergency.

    Intussusception

    Description: Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine that prevents the passage of food through the intestine… What is intussusception? Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine. It occurs when one part of the intestine slides into another section. This causes the intestine to…

  • 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…

  • Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism. About 20% or 30% of children clench their teeth but usually stop as they get older.

    Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism. About 20% or 30% of children clench their teeth but usually stop as… What is bruxism? Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. It happens most often in children. About…

  • doctor gives achickenpox vaccination to a young girl

    Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that is easily preventable with the use of a vaccine… What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It is most common in children. Most cases occur in people who are younger than 15…

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It isn’t typically as serious as hepatitis… What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver. Normally, the liver breaks down waste products in your blood. But when the liver is inflamed, it doesn’t…

  • A mother holds baby being checked for bronchiolitis by a doctor with a stethoscope.

    Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is… What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It happens when the smallest air passages in the lungs…

  • Doctor checking woman’s throat with a tongue depressor

    Strep Throat

    Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is called “strep” because the bacteria that causes the infection is… What is strep throat? Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is called “strep” because the bacteria that causes the infection is…

  • close-up of pregnant woman with her hands on her stomach

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome is a group of problems occurring in a baby when the mother drinks alcohol while pregnant… What is fetal alcohol syndrome? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a group of problems that can happen in a baby when the mother drinks…

  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common, mild, contagious childhood illness. It causes mouth sores and a rash on the hands and feet.

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common, mild, contagious childhood illness. It causes sores inside and outside the mouth… What is hand, foot, and mouth disease? Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness. It is caused by a virus…

  • From a Family Doctor: Adults Need Vaccines Too

    It’s true that most vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are given to children during routine pediatric visits. But adults need them too because protection from childhood vaccinations may lessen as you age, and you may need additional

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not… What is a thyroid nodule? The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your throat (near your Adam’s apple). It regulates body functions…

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