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  • 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 this a chest cold. The medical term for it is “acute bronchitis.” Bronchitis is an inflammation (or irritation) of the airways. Airways are the tubes

  • 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…

  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    Signs of serious illness in newborns can be subtle. Learn what to look for so you know when to call…

  • Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form inside the gallbladder, causing pain in the upper abdomen.

  • When Does My Child Need Emergency Services?

    It can be hard to tell when your child needs emergency services. Learn what signs to look for so your…

  • Kidney Cysts

    As people get older, sacs can form in the kidneys. These sacs are called "cysts." They are usually small sacs…