More than two dozen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection have been reported and at least ten people have died from EEE this summer.
As COVID-19 testing expands in the U.S., health officials expect a surge in the number of confirmed cases. Here are answers to some FAQs about testing and the current situation.
Sometimes, undergoing an unfamiliar medical procedure can turn out to be a tense, upsetting, or even frightening experience. If undergoing medical tests makes you or someone you care for anxious, embarrassed, or fearful, read this article for some general tips on how to make the sample collection experience less stressful.
A condition characterized by an overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH), a hormone that controls calcium and phosphate levels in blood and calcium in bone; it is made by the parathyroid glands. Primary hyperparathyroidism causes high calcium and low phosphate levels, and can cause kidney stones occasionally. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is...
A group of potentially life-threatening disorders resulting from insufficient blood flow to the heart caused by the narrowing or blockage of one or more blood vessels to the heart; the conditions included in this group range from unstable angina to heart attack and are usually characterized by chest pain, upper body discomfort with pain in one or...
Chronic inflammation and damage of large arteries in the face and head; symptoms include headache, scalp tenderness, loss of vision, and facial pain.
U.S. overdose deaths rose in early 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening this trend.
A painful, inflamed area of skin with a defined border, collection of pus and a hard central core usually caused by a bacterial infection of a hair follicle and surrounding tissue
A disease that causes pain and weakness in the neck, shoulder muscles and pelvis, and morning stiffness. It commonly affects people over 50 years of age, especially women.