The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches

December 2020 Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about some of these practices for the common cold, including zinc, […]

When COVID-19 Symptoms Linger

What you need to know  While many people recover quickly from COVID-19, some people experience symptoms long after recovery from the acute disease. These symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, “brain fog,” sleep problems, fever, anxiety, and depression. These and other long-term effects of COVID-19 are collectively referred to by the broad research term post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). (SARS-CoV-2 is the […]

Symptoms & Causes of Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

What are the symptoms of kidney infections? Symptoms of kidney infections vary by age. Symptoms may include chills fever pain in your back, side, or groin nausea vomiting cloudy, dark, bloody, or foul-smelling urine frequent, painful urination A child younger than 2 years old with a kidney infection may only have a high fever. An […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – November 2022

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is observed annually in November and highlights the need for more research to be conducted while cultivating a better understanding of the disease. Tragically, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is also known as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. Each year, 218,500 […]

What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (or mild TBI). It happens when a blow to the head or an injury makes the head move back and forth with a lot of force. This causes chemical changes in the brain and, sometimes, damage to the brain cells. Teens who follow their health […]

Living with Severe Joint Pain

Almost 15 million US adults live with severe joint pain related to arthritis. Severe joint pain limits a person’s ability to do basic tasks and affects their quality of life. Learning self-management skills and being active can help manage severe joint pain. CDC Study on Severe Joint Pain A CDC study looked at severe joint […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. BCAM-2022-Community-Sharing-Calendar Original Article –

Shoulder Injuries and Disorders

Summary Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain […]

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Learn what to do if you or someone else is having a stroke. During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that stroke can cause. By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life—maybe even your own. Call 9-1-1 immediately if any […]

What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs

Español | Other Languages On This Page Can flu be treated? What are flu antiviral drugs? What should I do if I think I am sick with flu? Should I still get a flu vaccine? What are the benefits of antiviral drugs? When should antiviral drugs be taken for treatment? What antiviral drugs are recommended […]