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  • Lipomas

    Lipomas are benign (not cancerous), slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable lumps under the…

  • Hyperhidrosis

    Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating without the usual triggers.

  • Child Safety: Keeping Medicines Out of Reach

    More than 60,000 children go to the emergency room each year after getting into medicine. Childproofing your medicine storage is…

  • Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Tips for Working With Your Doctor

    If you are deaf or hard of hearing, bring an interpreter with you whenever you see a doctor.

  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis is a contagious illness usually spread through saliva. For this reason, it’s sometimes called “kissing disease.”

  • Methotrexate

    Methotrexate is a strong medicine used to treat several conditions. It slows the production of cells. It also suppresses the…

  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see…

  • Choosing a Family Doctor

    Choosing a family doctor is a process of seeking recommendations, meeting with the doctor and deciding if he or she…

  • Family Doctor vs. Quick-care Clinic

    Quick-care clinics have advantages, however, they cannot replace your family doctor relationship.

  • Understanding Your Medical Bills

    You need to be able to read and understand medical bills to know what your insurance company is paying for,…

  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

    Somatic symptom and related disorders is the name for a group of conditions in which physical pain and symptoms are…

  • Intoeing

    Learn about the causes, treatment and complications of intoeing, a condition that causes a child’s feet to point inward.

  • Head Lice

    Head lice are small wingless insects (bugs) that can get on your hair and scalp. They feed on very small…

  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is an infection caused by a virus. Lower your risk by getting the flu vaccine and…