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  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite.

  • A close-up of skin held in piercing tool as needle is ready to go in to pierce navel

    Body Piercing

    Piercings should always be done in a clean environment using sterile (clean and germ-free) equipment. This is the best way…

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is highly contagious and does not yet have an approved vaccine. Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and…

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It isn’t typically as serious as hepatitis…

  • man plucking the feathers of a bird's corpse

    Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus that is spread from bird to bird. In rare cases, certain strains of the virus…

  • Preventing the Flu

    The flu is a viral infection that can lead to serious diseases, such as pneumonia. That’s why it’s important to…

  • A men bent over clutching his side in pain due to an infection of the appendix

    Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is inflammation or infection in your appendix. If not treated, your appendix can burst. This can be serious, even…

  • Woman sitting on a couch holding stomach in pain

    Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)

    Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It can strike anyone…

  • Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

    Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. It shows up as repeated episodes of fever, headaches,…

  • Toddler with oxygen mask

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under…

  • Young boy having his throat swabbed

    Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a rare disease. It usually doesn’t happen in the United States. It’s tied to the bacteria that…

  • A woman holding her lower back on one side, indicating kidney pain

    Kidney Stones

    Your body removes waste through urine that’s made in your kidneys. When waste doesn’t properly leave your kidneys, it can…

  • Woman in business clothes holding sinuses in pain

    Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is when the lining of your sinuses are inflamed. Due to the swelling, mucus that travels from your sinuses…

  • A little girl in bed with a thermometer in her mouth

    Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is a mild viral infection caused by human parvovirus B19. About half of people get fifth disease sometime…

  • A 3-D illustration of hepatitis B virus in blood vessel with red blood cells

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by a virus. It is usually spread from person to person through…

  • Woman with gallstones holds her stomach in pain

    Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder. Some people have them but don’t have symptoms. For others,…

  • sweaty girl drinking water from a bottle outside

    Dehydration

    Dehydration is when your body doesn’t have enough fluids to work properly. It happens when you lose more fluids than…

  • A mother and two young children lie in bed blowing their noses

    Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They share many symptoms, but they…

  • An illustration of a healthy kidney and a kidney with cysts

    Kidney Cysts

    Kidney cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the kidneys. These small, oval or round sacs are almost…

  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of bacteria, viruses, or germs to purposely harm large quantities of people or communities.

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