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Canker Sores - familydoctor.org

Canker sores are small, thin sores in the mouth. They usually last 7 to 10 days and go away on their own, but may require a doctor visit or treatment.

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Chlamydia - familydoctor.org

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. It can be treated and should leave no lasting damage.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) -- Symptoms and Treatment

COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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Colds and The Flu: Difference Between Cold and Flu | familydoctor.org

Colds and the flu are caused by viruses, but not the same virus. They have similar symptoms and affect the respiratory system. Learn more here.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain - familydoctor.org

Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region that lasts for at least 6 months.

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Colorectal Cancer - familydoctor.org

Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Because they share common features, these two cancers are often referred to as colorectal cancer.

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Depression in Older Adults - familydoctor.org

Depression is common in adults who are more than 65 years of age. However, it is not a normal part of growing older.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis - Signs of Pulmonary Embolism | familydoctor.org

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot. If the blood clot breaks it can block a blood vessel in your lungs. This blockage is called a pulmonary embolism.

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Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart - familydoctor.org

Having a healthy heart is vital to your overall health. Two of the simplest yet most important ways to help your heart health are diet and exercise.

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Diabetes: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment | Familydoctor.org

Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose to build up in the blood.

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What Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis? - Symptoms - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) happens when your blood sugar is high and your insulin level is low. This imbalance causes a build-up of ketones.

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Diabetic Neuropathy - familydoctor.org

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes.

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What Causes Indigestion (Dyspepsia)? - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Indigestion is a common condition. It can happen when your body has trouble digesting food. Learn more about causes and symptoms here.

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Dysmenorrhea - familydoctor.org

What is dysmenorrhea?Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their…

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Diverticular Disease - familydoctor.org

Diverticular disease is a group of conditions that affect your large intestine (colon). It involves small pouches or sacs, called diverticula.

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Exercise-induced Urticaria: Prevention, Causes and Treatment

Exercise-induced urticaria is a condition that produces hives and other allergic symptoms, such as itching or swelling, during or after exercise.

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Food Allergies - familydoctor.org

A food allergy is an abnormal reaction to a food triggered by your immune system.

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Endometrial Cancer - familydoctor.org

Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this cancer.

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Galactorrhea - familydoctor.org

Galactorrhea occurs when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge. It’s not related to milk production in breastfeeding.

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Genital Warts - Human Papillomavirus (HPV) | familydoctor.org

Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more here.

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Gallstones - familydoctor.org

Gallstones are hard deposits that can form inside the gallbladder, causing pain in the upper abdomen.

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Glaucoma - Signs and Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Glaucoma is an eye disease that happens when fluid builds up in the eye, increasing pressure. Click here for symptoms and treatment.

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Gout - familydoctor.org

Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes swelling and pain in your big toe and other joints. Learn how to help prevent and treat gout attacks.

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Gynecomastia - familydoctor.org

Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have enlarged breasts.

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Group B Strep - Affects 25% of Health Pregnant Women | familydoctor.org

Group B strep is a kind of bacteria commonly found in 25% of healthy pregnant women, that can sicken newborns who are exposed to it during birth.

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Headaches - familydoctor.org

There are several different types of headaches. Migraines and tension headaches are the most common.

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Heart Failure - familydoctor.org

Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It is the result of other diseases or conditions weakening your heart.

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Herpes - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment | Familydoctor.org

Herpes is a group of viruses that cause blisters and sores. They usually appear near your mouth or on your genitals.

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High-Altitude Illness - familydoctor.org

High-altitude illness, or sickness, can occur when your body doesn’t get enough oxygen. Learn how to recognize, prevent, and treat the illness.

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High Blood Pressure - Best Way To Lower Blood Pressure | familydoctor.org

The best way to lower blood pressure begins with lifestyle changes to help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. Learn more here.

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Hip Problems in Infants - familydoctor.org

A hip problem in infants is known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). It is when the ball of the hip joint does not fit well in the socket.

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Hip Fractures - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

A hip fracture is a break in the bones of your hip. Hip fractures can happen at any age. However, it is more common in people 65 and older.

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Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment - familydoctor.org

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism. It affects your heart rate, organ function, muscles, and bones.

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Hypothyroidism - familydoctor.org

Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs.

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Intertrigo - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Intertrigo is a rash that usually affects the folds of the skin, where the skin rubs together or where it is often moist.

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Interstitial Cystitis - familydoctor.org

Interstitial cystitis is chronic inflammation of the bladder. This inflammation can scar the bladder or make it stiff.

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Infant Jaundice - Symptoms - Causes | familydoctor.org

Infant jaundice is when a newborn baby’s skin, eyes, and mouth turn a yellow color. It is common and usually not serious.

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Latex Allergy - familydoctor.org

The protein in rubber latex can cause an allergic reaction in some people. This reaction can range from sneezing to anaphylactic shock.

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Insomnia - familydoctor.org

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People with insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It can affect you physically and mentally.

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Low Back Pain - familydoctor.org

Low back pain is common. But you can learn to prevent it or reduce the frequency of pain.

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Menopause - familydoctor.org

Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a woman ages, her ovaries make fewer female hormones.

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Lichen Planus - familydoctor.org

Lichen planus is a type of rash that forms on your skin, on genitalia, or in your mouth. It is marked by purple bumps that are flat and uneven in size.

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Malaria - familydoctor.org

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is carried by one type of mosquito. Humans get malaria when bitten by an infected mosquito.

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Osteoarthritis - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Arthritis is inflammation (swelling) of the joints. While there are many kinds of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common kind. Learn more here.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - familydoctor.org

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions).

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Causes and Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Oppositional defiant disorder is a behavior condition that makes children and teens angry, argumentative, and defiant much more often than their peers.

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Opioid Addiction - Pain Relief - Signs of Addiction | familydoctor.org

Opioids are a type of medicine often used to help relieve pain. People who do not follow their doctor’s instructions can become addicted. Learn more here.

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Polycystic Kidney Disease - Treatment - Causes | familydoctor.org

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease that causes abnormal sacs of fluid (called cysts) to grow in the kidney.

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Pancreatitis - Causes - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Pancreatitis is inflammation or swelling of your pancreas. It can be acute or chronic. Both forms are serious conditions. Click here for causes and treatment.

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