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Drugs, Procedures & Devices

Take Cholesterol to Heart

If you’re taking a statin, talk to your family doctor about factors such as statin intensity, risk for potential drug…

Plasma Viral Load Testing

A plasma viral load test (also called a PVL test) measures how much human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is in your…

Acne | Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin is a medicine used to treat very bad acne. It is usually used for cystic acne that did not…

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Health Tools

Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information

Millions of websites offer health-related information, but you have to be careful to avoid unreliable information.

Balancing Your Food Plate

Follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate and other guidelines to get a balanced diet and build a healthy…

Immunization Schedules

Find immunization schedules for adults and children.

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Healthcare Management

Health Insurance: Understanding What It Covers

Your insurance policy lists a package of medical benefits such as tests, drugs, and treatment services. These are called “covered…

Cancer: Medical Vocabulary

A cancer diagnosis comes with a lot of unfamiliar terms. Use this vocabulary guide to learn about words you may…

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Level

There are 2 blood tests that can help you manage diabetes. One of these tests is called an A1C test…

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