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  • Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness...learn more »
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    Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Article
    • Staph infection facts
    • What is Staphylococcus?
    • Who is at risk for Staph infections?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of a Staph infection?
    • What types of diseases are caused by Staph?
    • How are Staph infections diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Staph infections?
    • What is antibiotic-resistant Staph aureus?
    • What are complications of Staph infections?
    • Can Staph infections be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for Staph infections?
  • Appendicitis Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis often causes fever, loss of appetite, and right lower quadrant...learn more »
  • MRSA MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria causes skin infections with the following signs and symptoms:...learn more »
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    MRSA Article
    • MRSA infections facts
    • What is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
    • What does a MRSA infection look like?
    • What are the risk factors for MRSA infections?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a MRSA infection?
    • How is a MRSA infection transmitted or spread?
    • How is a MRSA infection diagnosed?
    • How should caregivers treat MRSA patients at home?
    • What is the treatment for a MRSA infection?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) of a MRSA infection?
    • How can people prevent a MRSA infection?
    • What are the potential complications of a MRSA infection?
    • What is a "superbug"?
    • Where are other MRSA information sources?
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The two types of diabetes...learn more »
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    Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Article
    • Diabetes facts
    • What is diabetes?
    • What is the impact of diabetes?
    • What causes diabetes?
    • What are the different types of diabetes?
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Other types of diabetes
    • What are diabetes symptoms?
    • How is diabetes diagnosed?
    • Why is blood sugar checked at home?
    • What are the acute complications of diabetes?
    • What are the chronic complications of diabetes?
    • What can be done to slow diabetes complications?
  • Gallstones Gallstones are stones that form when substances in the bile harden. Gallstones (formed in the gallbladder) can be as small as a...learn more »
  • Sepsis Sepsis (blood poisoning) is a potentially deadly infection with signs and symptoms that include elevated heart rate, low or high...learn more »
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    Sepsis Article
    • Sepsis (blood poisoning) facts
    • What is blood poisoning?
    • What is sepsis?
    • Why are there so many diseases with "sepsis," "septic," "septicemia," or "blood poisoning" in their name?
    • What causes sepsis?
    • What are the risk factors for sepsis?
    • What are the signs or symptoms of sepsis (blood poisoning)?
    • How is sepsis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for sepsis?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) with sepsis?
    • What are the complications of sepsis?
    • How can sepsis be prevented?
    • What are some additional sources for information on sepsis?
  • Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids (piles) are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. Causes include pregnancy, obesity, diarrhea, low-fiber diet, and...learn more »
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    Hemorrhoids Article
    • Definition of hemorrhoid
    • What causes hemorrhoids?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a hemorrhoid?
    • What does a hemorrhoid look like?
    • How is the diagnosis of hemorrhoids made?
    • How are hemorrhoids treated?
    • OTC medications and home remedies for hemorrhoids
    • Non-surgical approaches
    • Hemorrhoid surgery
    • What is the prognosis for hemorrhoids?
  • Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is...learn more »
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    Fever Article
    • Aches, pain, fever facts
    • What is a fever?
    • What causes a fever?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a fever?
    • How is a fever diagnosed?
    • How should I take a temperature for fever?
    • What is the treatment for a fever?
    • When should I seek medical care for a fever?
    • What are complications of a fever?
    • What is the prognosis for a fever?
    • What is the prevention for a fever?
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) located outside the heart and...learn more »
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    Peripheral Vascular Disease Article
    • Peripheral vascular disease facts
    • What is peripheral vascular disease?
    • What is atherosclerosis?
    • How does atherosclerosis cause disease?
    • What are potential complications of peripheral artery disease?
    • What are the other causes of peripheral vascular diseases?
    • Who is at risk for peripheral artery disease?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of peripheral artery disease?
    • How is peripheral artery disease diagnosed?
    • What are the treatments for peripheral artery disease?
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Supervised exercise
    • Medications
    • Angioplasty
    • Surgery
  • Gallbladder Pain Gallbladder (gall bladder) pain can be caused by gallbladder disease such as gallstones or cholecystitis. Causes of gallbladder...learn more »
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    Gallbladder Pain Article
    • What are the causes of gallbladder pain?
    • What is the mechanism of gallbladder pain?
    • What are the characteristics gallbladder pain?
    • What are the symptoms associated with gallbladder pain?
    • What are other biliary causes of pain?
    • What are other diseases to consider?
    • What is cholecystitis?
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammation of the esophagus. Eosinophilic esophagitis has many causes including acid reflux,...learn more »
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    Eosinophilic Esophagitis Article
    • Eosinophilic esophagitis facts
    • What is and what causes eosinophilic esophagitis?
    • What are the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?
    • How does eosinophilic esophagitis cause dysphagia?
    • What are the other causes of dysphagia or solid food?
    • How is eosinophilic esophagitis diagnosed?
    • How is eosinophilic esophagitis treated?
    • What about elimination diets for treating eosinophilic esophagitis?
    • What is the future of eosinophilic esophagitis?
  • E. coli (0157:H7) There are many types of E. coli (Escherichia coli ). Pathogenic E. coli can cause urinary tract and bladder infections, or lead...learn more »
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    E. coli (0157:H7) Article
    • E. coli Facts
    • What is E. coli?
    • What is E. coli 0157:H7?
    • Is E. coli 0157:H7 contagious?
    • What are the symptoms of E. coli 0157:H7 infections?
    • How is a E. coli 0157:H7 infection diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for E. coli 0157:H7?
    • What are the complications of infection with E. coli 0157:H7?
    • How do people contract E. coli 0157:H7 infections?
    • E. coli 0157:H7 and prevention of outbreaks
    • Other enterohemorrhagic E. coli strains (for example, 0145, 026:H11, 0104:H4 and 0121)
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon Raynaud's phenomenon is characterized by a pale-blue-red sequence of color changes of the digits, most commonly after exposure to...learn more »
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    Raynaud's Phenomenon Article
    • Raynaud's phenomenon facts
    • What is Raynaud's phenomenon?
    • What causes Raynaud's phenomenon?
    • What conditions have been associated with Raynaud's phenomenon?
    • What are Raynaud's phenomenon symptoms and signs?
    • How is Raynaud's phenomenon diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Raynaud's phenomenon?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) for Raynaud's phenomenon?
    • Can Raynaud's phenomenon by prevented?
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis is also known as a flesh-eating bacterial infection, Fournier's gangrene, suppurative fasciitis, and...learn more »
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    Necrotizing Fasciitis Article
    • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) facts
    • What is necrotizing fasciitis?
    • Do different types of necrotizing fasciitis exist?
    • What causes necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are necrotizing fasciitis symptoms and signs?
    • How is necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?
    • How is necrotizing fasciitis prevented? Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious?
    • Who is at risk to get necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for patients with necrotizing fasciitis? What are complications of necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are some additional sources of information on necrotizing fasciitis?
  • Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic Colitis and Collagenous Colitis) Microscopic colitis (lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis) is a disease of inflammation of the colon. Microscopic colitis...learn more »
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    Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic Colitis and Collagenous Colitis) Article
    • What is colitis?
    • What diseases are not colitis?
    • What is microscopic colitis?
    • What causes microscopic colitis?
    • What are the symptoms of microscopic colitis?
    • How common is microscopic colitis and who is at risk?
    • When should I seek medical care for microscopic colitis?
    • How is microscopic colitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for microscopic colitis?
    • What is the prognosis of microscopic colitis?
    • Can microscopic colitis be prevented?
  • Burns (First Aid) Burns are categorized by severity as first, second, or third degree. First degree burns are similar to a painful sunburn. The...learn more »
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    Burns (First Aid) Article
    • Introduction to burns
    • How are burns classified?
    • What is the significance of the amount of body area burned?
    • How important is the location of a burn?
    • What about electrical burns?
    • What about chemical burns?
    • First aid for burns
  • Streptococcal Infections Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacteria that causes a variety of health problems,...learn more »
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    Streptococcal Infections Article
    • Group A streptococcal infections facts
    • What is group A Streptococcus (GAS)?
    • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections contracted?
    • What diseases are caused by group A streptococcal infection?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of GAS infections?
    • What is invasive group A streptococcal disease? Who is most at risk for getting invasive GAS disease?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome (TSS)?
    • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for invasive group A streptococcal disease?
    • What complications are seen with group A streptococcal infections?
    • Can group A streptococcal infections be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for group A streptococcal infections?
    • Where can people find more information about group A streptococcal infections?
  • Diabetes and Foot Problems Diabetes related foot problems can affect your health with two problems: diabetic neuropathy, where diabetes affects the nerves,...learn more »
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    Diabetes and Foot Problems Article
    • Diabetes and foot problems facts
    • How can diabetes cause foot problems?
    • What are examples and symptoms of foot problems caused by diabetes?
    • How are foot problems caused by diabetes treated?
    • Can diabetes-related foot problems be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for diabetes-related foot problems?
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) Connective tissue diseases are disorders featuring abnormalities involving the collagen and elastin. Connective tissue diseases...learn more »
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    Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) Article
    • Mixed connective tissue disease facts
    • What are connective tissues?
    • What diseases characteristically affect connective tissue?
    • What is mixed connective tissue disease?
    • What are causes and risk factors for mixed connective tissue disease?
    • What are signs and symptoms of mixed connective tissue disease?
    • How is mixed connective tissue disease diagnosed?
    • How is mixed connective tissue disease treated?
    • What is the prognosis of mixed connective tissue disease?
    • Is it possible to prevent mixed connective tissue disease?
    • Are there support groups for mixed connective tissue disease?
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes that causes damage to the nerves; this is related to the blood glucose of the...learn more »
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    Diabetic Neuropathy Article
    • Diabetic neuropathy facts
    • What is diabetic neuropathy?
    • What are the types of diabetic neuropathy?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of diabetic neuropathy?
    • How is diabetic neuropathy diagnosed?
    • What are treatments for diabetic neuropathy?
    • What are self-care measures to help relieve diabetic neuropathy?
    • Can diabetic neuropathy be prevented?
  • Penis Disorders Penis disorders (male reproductive problems) include priapism, Peyronie's disease, balanitis, phimosis, paraphimosis, and penile...learn more »
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    Penis Disorders Article
    • What disorders affect the penis?
    • What is priapism?
    • What causes priapism?
    • How is priapism treated?
    • What is Peyronie's disease?
    • What causes Peyronie's disease?
    • How is Peyronie's disease treated?
    • What is balanitis?
    • What causes balanitis?
    • How is balanitis treated?
    • What is phimosis?
    • What causes phimosis?
    • How is phimosis treated?
    • What is paraphimosis?
    • What causes paraphimosis?
    • How is paraphimosis treated?
    • What is penile cancer?
    • What causes penile cancer?
    • What are the symptoms of penile cancer?
    • What treatments are given for penile cancer?
  • Laxatives for Constipation Laxatives for treatment of constipation include over-the-counter preparations such as bulk-forming laxatives, stool softeners,...learn more »
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    Laxatives for Constipation Article
    • Laxatives for constipation facts
    • What is constipation?
    • What are the causes of constipation?
    • When should a doctor be consulted for constipation?
    • What natural remedies can a person take for constipation?
    • What over-the-counter preparations can be used for constipation?
    • Bulk-forming laxatives
    • Stool softeners (emollient laxatives)
    • Lubricant laxatives
    • Stimulant laxatives
    • Saline laxatives and osmotic laxatives
    • Enemas and suppositories
    • How is constipation treated in infants and children?
    • How is constipation treated during pregnancy?
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is an infectious disease that's transmitted by the bite of a tick infected with the...learn more »
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    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Article
    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) facts
    • What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
    • Where do most cases of RMSF occur in the U.S.?
    • What is the history of Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
    • What causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
    • What are risk factors for Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
    • What are symptoms and signs of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in children and adults?
    • How is Rocky Mountain spotted fever diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in children and adults?
    • What are complications of Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
    • What is the prognosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in children and adults?
    • How can people safely remove a tick?
    • Can Rocky Mountain spotted fever be prevented?
    • Where can people find more information on Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
  • Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Tumor A carcinoid tumor is a tumor that develops from enterochromaffin cells. The important characteristic of carcinoid tumors that...learn more »
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    Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Tumor Article
    • Carcinoid tumor facts
    • What is a carcinoid tumor?
    • What is carcinoid syndrome?
    • How common are carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome?
    • What is the prognosis and natural history of carcinoid tumors?
    • Where do carcinoid tumors occur?
    • How are carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome diagnosed?
    • How are carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome treated?
  • Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or...learn more »
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    Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Article
    • Smoking and quitting smoking facts
    • What problems are caused by smoking?
    • What is addictive disease and why is smoking considered an addictive disease?
    • What are the signs of cigarette addiction?
    • Why should someone quit smoking?
    • What are the steps in quitting?
    • Getting ready to quit smoking
    • On the day you quit smoking
    • Staying quit
    • What methods can help a person quit smoking?
    • Behavioral modification and self-help literature to quit smoking
    • Nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking
    • What prescription products are available for smoking cessation?
    • How are nicotine-containing products used safely?
    • What is in the future for smoking?
  • Frostbite (Cold Weather-Related Injuries) There are two categories to cold weather-related injuries. 1) no freezing of body tissue (trench foot and chilblains), and 2)...learn more »
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    Frostbite (Cold Weather-Related Injuries) Article
    • Frostbite and Cold Weather-Related Injuries Facts
    • Introduction to frostbite and cold weather-related injuries
    • What type of injuries can be caused by cold weather?
    • Cold weather-related injuries without tissue freezing
    • Chilblains
    • Trench foot
    • Frostnip
    • Cold weather-related injuries with tissue freezing
    • Frostbite
    • What does frostbite look like (frostbite pictures)?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of frostbite?
    • How should frostbite and other cold weather-related injuries be treated?
    • What is the recovery time for a frostbite injury?
    • When should a person seek medical care for a cold weather-related injury?
    • Who is most likely to get a cold weather-related injury and what can be done to prevent it?
  • Vascular Disease Vascular disease includes any condition that affects your circulatory system. Vascular disease ranges from diseases of your...learn more »
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    Vascular Disease Article
    • Peripheral artery disease
    • Aneurysm
    • Renal (kidney) artery disease
    • Raynaud's Phenomenon
    • Buerger's Disease
    • Peripheral venous disease
    • Varicose veins
    • Blood clots in the veins
    • Blood clotting disorders
    • Lymphedema
  • Infant Formulas Though human milk is the preferred feeding for infants, parents may consider formula-feeding if there is an inadequate supply of...learn more »
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    Infant Formulas Article
    • Which is better, breastfeeding or formula-feeding?
    • What is in an infant formula, and how do I choose the right one?
    • Can I make my own infant formula?
    • So, what types of formula should parents give to their babies?