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  • Lyme Disease

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

  • Babesiosis

    Babesiosis is an infection of the red blood cells. It’s caused by a parasite carried by deer ticks. It can…

  • Pain Relievers: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over-the-counter pain relievers can help you manage aches and pains without a prescription from your doctor. There are several types…

  • Body Piercing

    Body piercing is when a hole is made in your skin so you can add a piece of jewelry for…

  • Doc, Do I Have the “Stomach Flu”?

    Dr. Shilpa Mehta

    For healthy adults, the symptoms of gastroenteritis are usually mild. In most cases, you don’t need to see a doctor…

  • Preventing the Flu

    Learn about ways to avoid getting the flu.

  • When a “Chest Cold” Is Something More

    Dr. Shilpa Mehta

    You probably know the feeling of having cold symptoms that move from your head into your chest. Many people call…

  • Preparing for Cancer Treatment

    Learn how to prepare yourself and your loved ones for your cancer treatment.

  • Appendicitis

    What is appendicitis? An appendicitis is inflammation or infection in your appendix. The appendix is a tube-like organ in your abdomen. It is attached to the first portion of your large intestine. It has no known purpose. If the infection is not treated

  • Stomach Virus (Gastroenteritis)

    Stomach viruses are known for stomach pain, vomiting, and fever. There are several causes and it can be very contagious…

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that affects your lungs and breathing. People of all ages can get…

  • Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It once was a common childhood disease until a vaccine…

  • Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus caused by close contact with birds who have the disease. It spreads by touching an…

  • Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some, but not full,…

  • Fever in Infants and Children

    A baby or infant's first fever can be scary. Learn how to take your child’s temperature, how to bring down…

  • Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

    Learn about tick-borne relapsing fever and how it is treated.

  • Lupus

    Learn about the different types of lupus, as well as the main symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is very contagious.

  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus is usually spread through contact…

  • Malaria

    Malaria is a serious disease caused by parasites that are carried by mosquitos. It is most common in countries with…