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  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

    MRSA is a bacterial infection that is resistant to methicillin and many other antibiotics. It spreads easily through contact.

  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a rare disease that causes inflamed blood vessels in your skin. The main symptoms are a…

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Chronic pelvic pain is dull or sharp pain in your pelvic region (the area below your belly button and above…

  • Ehrlichiosis

    Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite. It causes flu-like symptoms. Most cases are generally mild.

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal…

  • Antibiotics: When They Can and Can't Help

    Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by your doctor to treat infections. Overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

    Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection in the vagina caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Researchers do not completely understand…

  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. It can cause fever, joint and muscle aches, and a “bull’s-eye”…

  • What do I need in my first aid kit?

    A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when…

  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a disease that can develop from strep throat. It is not common in the U.S. and mostly…

  • Cat and Dog Bites

    Cat and dog bites are common injuries. Learn tips about how to handle, treat, and prevent bites from pets or…

  • Pressure Sores

    Pressure sores occur on your skin and are caused by staying in one position for too long.

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome

    Toxic shock syndrome is a serious, sometimes life-threatening staph infection caused by bacteria that multiplies quickly and leads to organ…

  • Rapid Strep Test

    A rapid strep test (rapid antigen test) is a quick method your doctor can use to diagnose strep throat.