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Overview of HIV and AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the immune system, making it difficult for the body to protect itself and fight against illness. Over...

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The Truth About AFib

An arrhythmia (ay-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat, causing the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly...

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Stabilizing Epilepsy

When clusters of nerve cells in the brain send the wrong signals, a person may have strange sensations and emotions, behave oddly, or have violent...

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Know Your Prostate

The prostate is a small gland in men—about the size and shape of a walnut—that sits below the bladder and just in front of the rectum. The...

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Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy (ko-lun-AH-skuh-pee) is an exam that allows a doctor to look closely at the inside of the colon (large intestine) and rectum. A long...

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Controlling Hypertension

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Your blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time: It lowers...

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Diabetes Foot Care

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. Over time, these high glucose levels can damage nerves and blood...

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