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  • Closeup of a mother helping her toddler walk in the grass


    Most people’s feet point straight ahead or outward. Some people, however, have feet that point inward. This is called…

  • Close-up doctor holding female patient’s hand

    Family Doctor vs. Quick-care Clinic

    A quick-care clinic or urgent care facility does not take the place of a visit to your family doctor. However,…

  • Head Lice

    Head lice are small wingless insects that can get on your hair and scalp. Lice bites may cause constant scratching,…

  • young couple looking confused about their bills

    Understanding Your Medical Bills

    Knowing how to read your medical bills can help you to budget and to ensure that you’re paying the right…

  • A man who doesn't feel well is sitting on top of his bed with his head in his hand

    Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

    Somatic symptom and related disorders is a group of conditions in which the physical pain and symptoms a person feels…

  • Young woman wearing a mask to protect from getting H1N1 influenza

    H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009…

  • a lipoma under the skin by the elbow


    Lipomas are benign (not cancerous), slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable lumps under the…

  • Close up of a man wearing a dress shirt with sweat stains in the armpit


    Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating without the usual triggers.

  • medicine bottle with a child safety cap

    Child Safety: Keeping Medicines Out of Reach

    More than 60,000 children go to the emergency room each year after getting into medicine. Childproofing your medicine storage is…

  • A man using sign language to communicate

    Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Tips for Working With Your Doctor

    If you are deaf or hard of hearing, bring an interpreter with you whenever you see a doctor.

  • doctor checking lymph nodes of a patient

    Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis is a contagious illness usually spread through saliva. For this reason, it’s sometimes called “kissing disease.”

  • middle-aged man reads a medicine bottle label


    Methotrexate is a strong medicine used to treat several conditions. It slows the production of cells. It also suppresses the…

  • young girl rests her head on her desk at school

    Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see…

  • Family doctor using a stethoscope to examine a little girl in the arms of her mother.

    Choosing a Family Doctor

    Choosing a family doctor is a process of seeking recommendations, meeting with the doctor and deciding if he or she…