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What is HIV?

What is HIV?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. A healthy immune system is what keeps you from getting sick. When HIV damages your immune system, you are more likely to get sick from bacteria and viruses. It is also harder for your body to...

Handwashing and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Handwashing and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Handwashing remains the No. 1 tip for preventing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s common sense and it works. However, it must be done properly and with soap and water. When soap and water are not available, the next best option is to use an alcohol-based...

What is epilepsy?

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. People who have epilepsy have electrical activity in the brain that is not normal, causing seizures. There are different types of seizures. In some cases, a seizure may cause jerking, uncontrolled movements, and loss of...

What is reflux?

What is reflux?

What is reflux? The medical name for this condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is sometimes called acid reflux or heartburn. Reflux occurs when the acid from the food and liquid in your stomach backs up into your throat (esophagus). It can occur at...

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer's Dementia is a type of dementia. Dementia is a condition that describes a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain. Dementia usually affects a person’s memory, thinking abilities, and personality....

What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

COPD is a disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic bronchitis happens when there is an increase of swelling and mucus in your airways. (The airways are the tubes that carry air to and from...

What is erectile dysfunction?

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot get or keep an erection. The condition prevents the man from having sex or finishing sex. This condition used to be called impotence. ED can occur at any age, but it is more common in men older than 75 years of age. ED...

What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body does not make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood. There are 2 main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body does not produce any...

Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

If you find yourself feeling under the weather with a fever, body aches, and other symptoms, you may wonder what is making you feel so bad. Is it seasonal influenza (commonly called the flu)? Or could you have COVID-19? While the two illnesses share many similarities,...

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