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  • Histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that lives in soil. People get infected by breathing in spores from…

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  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis (mono) is a contagious infection spread through saliva and other bodily fluids. It is often called the “kissing…

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  • Protecting Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

    Cold and flu season runs from about October to March. Learn how to prepare and protect your family.

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  • Kidney Stones

    A kidney stone is a hard, solid lump that forms in your kidney. The lump can be as small as…

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  • Erythema Nodosum

    Erythema nodosum (EN) is a type of inflammatory disease. That causes red and painful nodules, or bumps, to form under…

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  • Ehrlichiosis

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

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  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is usually caused by an E. Coli infection. It destroys red blood cells. The damaged cells…

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  • Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and…

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  • 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…

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  • Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is a mild viral infection common in children. It usually causes a bright red rash on the face…

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  • Body Piercing

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

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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”…

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  • Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki disease is a rare illness that affects infants and young children. The leading symptoms are a high, ongoing fever…

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  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. It usually is caused by an infection and can be treated with…

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  • H1N1 Influenza

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

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  • Dehydration

    Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t get enough fluids for it to work properly. It can happen after vomiting, diarrhea,…

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  • Rheumatic Fever

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

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  • Pets and Parasites

    Household pets can carry parasites (living organisms) that can make pets and people sick. Certain precautions can reduce the risk…

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  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of hazardous agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or germs, to harm people.

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  • Avian Flu

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

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