Pain: You Can Get Help

Español On this page: Acute Pain and Chronic Pain Describing Pain Attitudes About Pain Treating Pain Medicines to Treat Pain Can I Get Addicted to Pain Medicine? What Other Treatments Help with Pain? Helping Yourself Cancer Pain Alzheimer’s Disease and Pain Pain at the End of Life Some Facts About Pain Phyllis’s Story Phyllis loves […]

10 Practical Skills to Learn Before an Emergency

February 07, 2023 Personal health preparedness isn’t only about collecting supplies. Level up your emergency preparedness. Learn practical skills you can use to help yourself and others. Here are 10 skills you can learn to prepare for an emergency, in no particular order. How to wash your hands the right way. Washing your hands is […]

Fungal Infections: Protect Your Health

Español (Spanish) Here are 10 questions you can use to understand fungal infections and know what you need to do to stay healthy. Fungi are everywhere. Sometimes, they are too small to see with the naked eye. Fungi can live outdoors in soil and on plants, indoors on surfaces and in the air, and on […]

When to Go to Urgent Care

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Here are some of the times when you should go to urgent care: If you have a minor illness or injury that requires immediate attention, but is not life-threatening. This could include things like a sore throat, earache, or minor cut. If you need to be seen by a doctor but cannot get an appointment […]

How to Choose the Right Urgent Care Center for Your Needs

This article provides information on how to choose the right urgent care center for your needs. It discusses factors to consider such as location, hours of operation, insurance accepted, and services offered. How to Choose the Right Urgent Care Center for Your Needs Urgent care centers are a great option for people who need medical […]

Definition & Facts for Kidney Stones

In this section: What are kidney stones? Do kidney stones have another name? What type of kidney stones do I have? How common are kidney stones? Who is more likely to develop kidney stones? What are the complications of kidney stones? What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard, pebble-like pieces of material that form […]

Donate Blood. Save Lives.

Every donation is critical and you can make a lifesaving difference. Patients with trauma, undergoing surgery, or with conditions that require blood transfusions, such as sickle cell disease, need blood and blood products. You can help. Last updated January 09, 2023 The U.S. is currently experiencing a severe shortage of blood. Consider being a blood […]

Calling out colorectal cancer

How to check for this disease and what to expect if you have it Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States, with 151,030 new cases estimated to occur this year. “Colorectal cancer” can refer to any cancer that forms in the tissue that lines the […]

Heart palpitations

Palpitations are feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing. They can be felt in your chest, throat, or neck. You may: Have an unpleasant awareness of your own heartbeat Feel like your heart skipped or stopped beats The heart’s rhythm may be normal or abnormal when you have palpitations. Considerations Normally the […]

Recognizing medical emergencies

Getting medical help right away for someone who is having a medical emergency can save their life. This article describes the warning signs of a medical emergency and how to be prepared. Information According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following are warning signs of a medical emergency: Bleeding that will not stop […]