Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new study finds. COPD patients who received a combination of long-acting beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids were less likely to die or require hospitalization because of their breathing disorder, compared to...
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Could Time Spent Outdoors Raise Cataract, Glaucoma Risk?
Could Time Spent Outdoors Raise Cataract, Glaucoma Risk? THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor activities and sunlight reflected up into the eyes may increase the risk of a vision condition tied to cataracts and glaucoma, a new study suggests. There is some evidence that ultraviolet radiation contributes to the condition, called exfoliation syndrome (XFS), but the researchers behind the new study say those findings have been inconsistent. In order to learn more about the relationship betwe...
Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study
Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Complications are rare among breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and reconstruction, a new study indicates. However, the researchers did find that a double mastectomy was associated with a slightly higher risk for certain complications than a single mastectomy. The study included more than 18,000 breast cancer patients who had a single (64 percent) or a double mastectomy with breast ...
Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?
Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients? THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests. "Many environmental factors affect MS, such as vitamin D, smoking and Epstein Barr virus infection. Our study shows that high salt intake may be another environmental factor affecting MS patients," said lead researcher Dr. Mauricio Farez, of the Raul Carrea Institute for Neurological Research in Buenos Aires. Mult...
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests. The findings come from a study of 19 high school athletes who suffered a concussion and then got medical clearance to return to physical activity -- most often football, although a few were on soccer, wrestling or vol...
California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV
California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds. The team of scientists who published the research note that they were tipped off to the finding by a teen girl's science fair project. The Cryptococcus gattii fungus triggers infections of the lungs and brains and is responsible for a full third of all AIDS-related d...
Campylobacter Infection in Children
Campylobacter Infection in Children Campylobacter is a bacterium that can cause a mild to serious intestinal infection called campylobacteriosis. Symptoms often include cramping, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. Facts about campylobacteriosis The campylobacter bacteria mostly affect infants, teenagers, and young adults. The CDC estimates that over 1.3 million cases of campylobacter occur in the U.S. each year. However, this is just an estimate because most of the cases go undiagnosed and unreported....
Cat Scratch Disease in Children
Cat Scratch Disease in Children Cat scratch disease is an illness that can occur after being bitten or scratched by a cat. It is caused when the Bartonella henselae bacteria carried by cats gets under the skin in a human. Cats, and especially kittens, become infected with the cat scratch bacteria from fleas. But, fleas probably do not spread the bacteria to humans. Cats that are carrying the bacteria don't get sick and don't need to be treated. Cat scratch disease often goes away on its own in 2 to 4 mo...
Catheter Ablation If you have been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia–a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat–your doctor may recommend a procedure called catheter ablation to improve your condition. Facts about catheter ablation Also known as a cardiac ablation or radiofrequency ablation, this procedure guides a tube into your heart to destroy small areas of heart tissue that may be causing your abnormal heartbeat. Not everyone with a heart arrhythmia needs a catheter ablation. It’s usually ...
Carbidopa, Levodopa, Entacapone Oral tablet
Carbidopa, Levodopa, Entacapone Oral tablet What is this medicine? CARBIDOPA; LEVODOPA; ENTACAPONE (kar bi DOE pa; lee voe DOE pa; en TA ka pone) is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Carbidopa and entacapone help levodopa to work better. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. Take only one tablet of this medicine at each dose. You can take this medicine with or without ...
Citalopram Hydrobromide Oral solution
Citalopram Hydrobromide Oral solution What is this medicine? CITALOPRAM (sye TAL oh pram) is used to treat depression. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than ...
Citalopram Hydrobromide Oral tablet
Citalopram Hydrobromide Oral tablet What is this medicine? CITALOPRAM (sye TAL oh pram) is a medicine for depression. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly except upon the advice of your doctor. Stopping this medicine too quickly may cause s...
Carotid Endarterectomy/Carotid Artery Stenting
Carotid Endarterectomy/Carotid Artery Stenting (Endarterectomy-Carotid, CEA, Carotid Artery Angioplasty with Stenting, CAS, Carotid Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty, CPTA/Stenting) Procedure overview What are carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting? Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) are procedures performed to treat carotid artery disease in certain circumstances. Carotid artery disease, also called carotid artery stenosis, occurs when the carotid arteries, t...
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) (CABG, Open Heart Surgery, Bypass Surgery) Procedure overview What is coronary artery bypass surgery? Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is a procedure used to treat coronary artery disease in certain circumstances. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the narrowing of the coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle), caused by a buildup of fatty material within the walls of the arteries. This buildup causes t...
Cardiac Catheterization (Cardiac Cath, Coronary Arteriogram, Coronary Angiogram) Procedure overview What is cardiac catheterization? Cardiac catheterization is performed to further evaluate coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, and/or certain congenital (present at birth) heart conditions, such as atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect, when other less invasive types of diagnostic tests indicate the presence of one of these conditions. In cardiac catheteri...
Cesarean Delivery (Cesarean Section, C-section, Cesarean Birth) Procedure overview What is a cesarean delivery? Click Image to Enlarge Cesarean delivery (also called a cesarean section or C-section) is the surgical delivery of a baby by an incision through the mother's abdomen (belly) and uterus(womb). This procedure is done when it is determined to be a safer method than a vaginal delivery for the mother, baby, or both. In a cesarean delivery, an incision (cut) is made in the skin and into the uterus a...
Cervical Biopsy (Biopsy-Cervix, Cervical Punch Biopsy, Cone Biopsy, Conization) Procedure overview What is a cervical biopsy? A cervical biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) located between the bladder and the rectum. It forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body. Types of cervical biopsies There are several types...
Chest Ultrasound (Chest Ultrasonography, Chest Wall Ultrasonography, Chest Sonography) Procedure overview What is a chest ultrasound? A chest ultrasound is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the chest, such as the lungs, mediastinum (area in the chest containing the heart, aorta, trachea, esophagus, thymus, and lymph nodes), and pleural space (space between the lungs and the interior wall of the chest). Ultrasound technology allows quick vis...
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest (Chest CT Scan, Thoracic CT Scan, CT of the Thorax) Procedure overview Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than standard X-rays. In standard X-rays...
Cystography (Cystourethrography, Voiding Cystography, Voiding Cystourethrography, VCUG) Procedure Overview What is cystography? Cystography is a diagnostic procedure that uses X-rays to examine the urinary bladder. Still X-ray pictures or fluoroscopy (a study of moving body structures — similar to an X-ray "movie") may be used. During cystography, contrast dye is injected into the bladder. Contrast refers to a substance taken into the body that causes the particular organ or tissue under study to be see...
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney (Renal CT Scan) Procedure overview What is a CT or CAT scan of the kidney? Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than standard X-rays. In standard X...
Carotid Artery Duplex Scan
Carotid Artery Duplex Scan (Carotid Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound Study, Carotid Artery Doppler Sonography) Procedure overview A carotid artery duplex scan is a type of vascular ultrasound study done to assess the blood flow of the arteries that supply blood from the heart through the neck to the brain. There are 2 carotid arteries, each of which divides into 2 more: the right internal and external carotid arteries and the left internal and external carotid arteries. The vertebrobasilar artery system,...
Croup What is croup? Croup is a disease that causes swelling in the airways and problems breathing. Children with croup often have a high-pitched “creaking” or whistling sound when breathing in. This is called stridor. What causes croup? Croup is most commonly caused by a virus. It is sometimes, but rarely, caused by bacteria, allergies, or reflux from the stomach. Viruses that are known to cause croup are: Parainfluenza virus Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Influenza virus Adenovirus Enteroviruses Cr...
Chemotherapy for Children: Side Effects
Chemotherapy for Children: Side Effects Chemotherapy is one form of treatment for cancer, with some possible side effects that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some common side effects of chemotherapy, for which we have provided a brief overview. Chemotherapy Overview Managing Alopecia Managing Mucositis Managing Bone Marrow Suppression
Common Procedures There are several common procedures that help to provide immediate care for your newborn. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Eye Prophylaxis/Vitamin K Injection Newborn Screening Tests Newborn Immunizations Childhood Immunizations Hearing Screening Tests for Newborns
Chronic Lung Disease
Chronic Lung Disease What is chronic lung disease? Chronic lung disease (CLD) is a general term for long-term respiratory problems in premature babies. It is also known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). What causes chronic lung disease? CLD results from lung injury to newborns who must use a mechanical ventilator and extra oxygen for breathing. The lungs of newborn (and especially premature) babies are fragile and are easily damaged. With injury, the tissues inside the lungs become inflamed and can b...
Chromosomal Abnormalities There are many different types of chromosome abnormalities that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) Trisomy 18 & 13 Turner Syndrome
Caring for Babies in the NICU
Caring for Babies in the NICU Ten to 15 percent of all newborn babies require care in a NICU, and giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be quite unexpected for any parent. Unfamiliar sights, sounds, and equipment in the NICU can be overwhelming. This information is provided to help you understand some of the problems of sick and premature babies. You will also find out about some of the procedures that may be needed for the care of your baby. Warmth and Temperature Regulation Nutrition and Fluids...
Childhood Immunization Index
Childhood Immunization Index Immunizations, also called vaccinations, are a set of shots given to infants and children at different ages to help keep them from developing dangerous childhood diseases. The diseases vaccinations protect against have serious complications and can even be fatal. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding several different types of immuni...
Chickenpox What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly infectious disease that usually occurs during childhood. By adulthood, more than 90% of Americans have had chickenpox. Since the mid-1990s, most children have been vaccinated against the infection. The disease is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), a form of the herpes virus. Transmission occurs from person-to-person by direct contact or through the air by coughing or sneezing. Until 1995, chickenpox infection was a common occurrence, and alm...
Cardiomyopathy and Your Child
Cardiomyopathy and Your Child What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart's ability to pump blood effectively. Different kinds of cardiomyopathy cause the heart muscle to enlarge, thicken, or become stiff. Cardiomyopathy can be due to a number of causes, including viral infections and certain medications. It can also be inherited. Often, the exact cause of the muscle disease is never found. Cardiomyopathy can lead to irregular heart rhythms or heart failu...
Coarctation of the Aorta
Coarctation of the Aorta What is coarctation of the aorta? Click Image to Enlarge Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta. The aorta is the large artery that carries oxygen-rich (red) blood from the left ventricle to the body. It is shaped like a candy cane. The first section moves up towards the head (ascending aorta), then curves in a C-shape as smaller arteries that are attached to it carry blood to the head and arms (aortic arch). A...
Classification and Treatment of Burns
Classification and Treatment of Burns Second and third-degree burns require the immediate attention of a physician or other health care provider. Listed below you will find additional information relating to first-, second-, or third-degree burns. Classification of Burns First-Degree Burns Second-Degree Burns Third-Degree Burns
Conjunctivitis What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye , is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva is the membrane that lines the inside of the eye and also a thin membrane that covers the actual eye. What causes conjunctivitis? There are many different causes of conjunctivitis. The following are the most common causes: Bacteria, including: Staphylococcus aureus Haemophilus influenza Streptococcus pneumoniae Neisseria gonorrhea Chlamydia trachomatis Viruses...
Complications of Multiple Pregnancy
Complications of Multiple Pregnancy Why is multiple pregnancy a concern? Being pregnant with more than one baby is exciting and is often a happy event for many couples. However, multiple pregnancy has increased risks for complications. The most common complications include the following: Preterm labor and birth Over 60 percent of twins and nearly all higher-order multiples are premature (born before 37 weeks). The higher the number of fetuses in the pregnancy, the greater the risk for early birth. Prema...
Coping with the Diagnosis of Cancer
Coping with the Diagnosis of Cancer Learning that you or someone you love has cancer can make you feel that your world is being turned upside down. Everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. This is because you did not choose cancer. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?" A cancer diagnosis is shocking and overwhelming. However, the prognosis of certain cancers continues to improve and the chance of being cured continues to increas...
Coping with Prostate Cancer
Coping with Prostate Cancer A diagnosis of cancer has a profound impact on one's life, particularly in the case of prostate cancer. Listed in the directory below you will find some additional information regarding coping with prostate cancer - for those men and families affected by the disease - for which we have provided a brief overview. Psychosocial Factors For Family Members
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Index
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Index Many different cosmetic plastic surgery procedures require the clinical and surgical expertise of a plastic surgeon. Listed in the directory below are some (listed by their common name), for which we have provided a brief overview. Overview of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Breast Reduction in Men With Gynecomastia Chemical Peel Chin, Cheek, or Jaw Reshaping / Facial Implants Collagen / Fat Injectable Fillers Dermabrasion / Dermaplaning Ear Pinning Eyelid Lif...
Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver
Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver Choking occurs when food or another foreign object becoming lodged in the airway. Choking prevents oxygen from getting to the lungs and the brain. Lack of oxygen to the brain for more than 4 minutes may result in brain damage or death. It is important for all people to recognize and know how to handle choking both in the home and in restaurants and other public places. The Heimlich maneuver, an emergency procedure used to treat choking victims, is responsible for saving...
Common Cold What is the common cold? The common cold is one of the most common illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and work than any other illness annually. It is estimated that every year people in the U.S. will suffer a billion colds. Caused by a virus that inflames the membranes in the lining of the nose and throat, colds can be the result of more than 200 different viruses. However, among all of the cold viruses, the rhinoviruses and the coronaviruses cause the majority...
Cancer Treatment: Overview
Cancer Treatment: Overview There are many different methods of treating cancer. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Treatment Protocols for Cancer: Overview Surgery Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Hormone Therapy Immunotherapy or Biological Therapy Investigational Treatment / Clinical Trials
Correcting or Improving Vision Problems
Correcting or Improving Vision Problems With today's advanced technology, there are many different approaches now available to help correct or improve a variety of vision problems. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview: Eye Glasses and Contact Lenses Corrective Eye Surgeries for Refractive Errors Low Vision Devices
Common Dermatological Procedures
Common Dermatological Procedures The skin, the largest organ of the body, helps define a person's look. Any unsightly skin appearance, such as scarring, can affect both mental and physical well-being. In addition, because the skin is on the outside of the body, it is more susceptible to growths, discolorations, and disease. Many different dermatological procedures are designed to improve the condition or appearance of the skin. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief o...
Cellulitis What is cellulitis? Cellulitis is a deep bacterial infection of the skin and soft tissue of the skin. The infection usually involves the arms and legs. It can also be seen around the eye, mouth, abdominal wall and anus. Cellulitis may happen in normal skin, but it usually occurs after some type of trauma causes an opening in your skin. This opening can lead to an infection. What is the cause of cellulitis? Cellulitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection of a wound or area of skin that i...
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention It is possible to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease - by eliminating the risk factors you can control, and managing the risk factors you cannot control. Below you will find more information on making appropriate lifestyle changes that will help to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Components of Food Cholesterol in the Blood Calculating Calories and Fat ...
Cardiac Diagnostic Tests
Cardiac Diagnostic Tests New and advanced diagnostic tests and tools are constantly being introduced to further understand the complexity of disease, injury, and congenital (present at birth) or acquired abnormalities. The following are just a few of the diagnostic tests that have been used or are being used to further understand and identify cardiovascular disease. For more specific information, consult your cardiologist or other health care provider: Electrocardiogram (ECG). A test that records the el...
Cardiac Rehabilitation What is cardiac rehabilitation? Cardiac rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program for people who have most kinds of heart disease. Program participants may or may not have had a heart attack or heart surgery (or other heart procedures). Cardiac rehabilitation can often improve functional capacity, reduce symptoms, and create a sense of well-being for patients. What conditions may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation? A cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to meet the need...
Common Breast Conditions
Common Breast Conditions A woman can and probably will experience a number of benign (noncancerous) breast conditions during her lifetime. In the directory below, you will find additional information on breast conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview. If you cannot find the condition in which you are interested, please visit the Breast Health Online Resources page in this website for an Internet address that may contain additional information on that topic. Mastalgia (Breast Pain) Common ...
Common Types of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Common Types of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases Many forms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Ankylosing Spondylitis Bursitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fibromyalgia Gout Infectious Arthritis Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Low Back Pain Osteoarthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Raynaud's Phenomenon Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome) Rheumatoid...
COPD: The Benefits of Mini-Meals
COPD: The Benefits of Mini-Meals The muscles you use to breath have to work harder because you have COPD. They use more energy so you need may need to eat more calories to supply the energy they need and to keep your muscles from becoming weaker. Ask your health care provider what your weight should be and how many calories you should eat each day. Weight loss is common in people who have COPD. You should see your health care provider if you lose more that 10 percent of your weight in six months, or mor...
Can You Control Diabetes Without Medication?
Can You Control Diabetes Without Medication? If you have type 1 diabetes, the answer is simply no. Taking insulin is a necessity because your body may not make any, or may not make enough, of the hormone. If you have type 2 diabetes, the answer is more complicated. The first treatment your health care provider may offer is a combination of meal planning, exercise, and weight loss. Such steps can lower blood glucose. Sometimes the drop is enough to bring glucose levels down near the normal range. In that...
Clinical Guidelines for Heart Failure
Clinical Guidelines for Heart Failure To receive the best care for heart failure, talking frankly with your health care team is a good place to start. It’s also helpful to know about a resource published by health experts that outlines treatment plans recommended for patients with chronic heart failure. Since 1980, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have jointly published clinical guidelines to help health care providers create good care plans for their patients. The g...
Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home
Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home Home blood pressure monitoring can be a good way for you and your doctor to learn how your blood pressure changes during the day. You can use one of two types of blood pressure monitors, and each has pros and cons. Having your own blood pressure monitor can help you track your blood pressure. Ask you health care provider for a recommendation. Aneroid monitors This type of monitor has a cuff that you inflate by hand and a dial gauge with a pointer. Most models are eas...
COPD: End-of-Life Care
COPD: End-of-Life Care Many people have not talked with their loved ones about how they’d like to be cared for at the end of their lives. It’s an important talk to have, especially for those living with a chronic disease. What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself? If you developed severe breathing problems, would you want to be placed on a ventilator, or a machine that breaths for you? It's not easy to talk about end-of-life issues. Let your family know that by ta...
COPD: Safe Oxygen Tips
COPD: Safe Oxygen Tips If you use oxygen to help manage the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), be sure to handle it with care. It’s essential to follow these safety tips: Don’t smoke while using oxygen, and don’t let anyone smoke near you. Put up no smoking signs in your home where you most often use the oxygen. Stay at least 5 feet away from any open flame, such as a gas stove, candle, or cigarette lighter. Don’t use oil-based products such as creams and lotions that contain petr...
Children's BMI Calculator
BMI Calculator for Children and Teens Body mass index (BMI) is one way to estimate a person's body fat that takes into consideration the person's height. BMI is calculated using a person's weight and height. In children and teens, BMI is used to find out if a child or teen is underweight, of a healthy weight, overweight, or obese. A child's body fat changes with age. Also, girls and boys differ in their amount of body fat as they mature. This is why BMI for children, also known as BMI-for-age, includes ...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Quiz
Take the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Quiz We all get tired. Many of us have felt depressed at times. But the mystery known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is not like the normal ups and downs we experience in everyday life. 1. For many people, chronic fatigue syndrome can begin when? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is For other people, CFS develops after a bout of infectious mononucleosis ("mono"), which temporarily saps the energy of many teenagers and young adults. Ofte...
Childhood Asthma Quiz
What Do You Know About Living with Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects the airways of the lungs. It is the most common long-term disease of children. Test your knowledge of daily life with asthma. 1. What are the symptoms of asthma? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Common asthma symptoms are shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, and wheezing. A. Tightness in the chest B. Wheezing C. Sneezing D. A and B 2. Which of these can trigger an asthma attack? You did...
Can I Get Checked for Vulvar Cancer Before I Have Symptoms?
Can I Get Checked for Vulvar Cancer Before I Have Symptoms? Ask your doctor how often you should have a Pap test, HPV test, and pelvic exam. These tests can help spot certain vulvar, vaginal, and cervical cancers. Screening tests check for signs of disease in people who don't have any symptoms. That's when doctors can treat any precancer or cancer cells more successfully. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that women have regular checkups to help spot certain gynecologic cancers. Doctors exami...
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