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What Is Diabetes?

What Is Diabetes?

24 Sep 2022

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body is not able to properly process the food that is taken in to then produce for energy. Most of the fo

Who Needs a Pap Smear?

Who Needs a Pap Smear?

18 Aug 2022

The American Cancer Society recommends that screening should start at age 25. Some women may be at increased risk for cancer or infection. You may nee

Diabetes - Taking Care of Your Feet

Diabetes - Taking Care of Your Feet

18 Aug 2022

Diabetes can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet. This damage can cause numbness and reduce feeling in your feet. As a result, your feet

What Is Asthma?

What Is Asthma?

15 Jul 2022

Asthma is a disease that causes inflammation in the lungs and airways, which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma comes with many symptoms, including

What Causes Asthma

What Causes Asthma

15 Jul 2022

No one knows exactly what causes asthma. However, certain risk factors have been identified in the development of asthma, which includes:   Genet

What Is Hyperlipidemia?

What Is Hyperlipidemia?

20 May 2022

Hyperlipidemia is a medical term for abnormally high levels of fats (lipids) in the blood. The two major types of lipids found in the blood are trigly

What Is Diabetes?24 Sep 2022

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body is not able to properly process the food that is taken in to then produce for energy. Most of the food that we eat is turned into glucose or sugar, th

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Who Needs a Pap Smear?18 Aug 2022

The American Cancer Society recommends that screening should start at age 25. Some women may be at increased risk for cancer or infection. You may need more frequent tests if: - You're HIV-positive

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Diabetes - Taking Care of Your Feet18 Aug 2022

Diabetes can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet. This damage can cause numbness and reduce feeling in your feet. As a result, your feet are more likely to become injured and may not heal

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What Is Asthma?15 Jul 2022

Asthma is a disease that causes inflammation in the lungs and airways, which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma comes with many symptoms, including wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath, but

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What Causes Asthma15 Jul 2022

No one knows exactly what causes asthma. However, certain risk factors have been identified in the development of asthma, which includes:   Genetics Asthma tends to run in families. For example,

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What Is Hyperlipidemia?20 May 2022

Hyperlipidemia is a medical term for abnormally high levels of fats (lipids) in the blood. The two major types of lipids found in the blood are triglycerides and cholesterol. Triglycerides are made

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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body is not able to properly process the food that is taken in to then produce for energy. Most of the food that we eat is turned into glucose or sugar, this is done so our bodies can use it for energy. Th

Who Needs a Pap Smear?

The American Cancer Society recommends that screening should start at age 25. Some women may be at increased risk for cancer or infection. You may need more frequent tests if: - You're HIV-positive - You have a weakened immune system from chemothe

Diabetes - Taking Care of Your Feet

Diabetes can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet. This damage can cause numbness and reduce feeling in your feet. As a result, your feet are more likely to become injured and may not heal well if they are injured. If you get a blister, y

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a disease that causes inflammation in the lungs and airways, which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma comes with many symptoms, including wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath, but its symptoms vary from one person to the next. The

What Causes Asthma

No one knows exactly what causes asthma. However, certain risk factors have been identified in the development of asthma, which includes:   Genetics Asthma tends to run in families. For example, if either one of a person's parents has asthma, t

What Is Hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia is a medical term for abnormally high levels of fats (lipids) in the blood. The two major types of lipids found in the blood are triglycerides and cholesterol. Triglycerides are made when your body stores the extra calories it doesn