Health Guides


Eczema, pronounced “eck-zeh-ma” is a chronic skin condition. The medical word for it is: “atopic dermatitis”. If you have eczema, your skin is likely to feel itchy, red, rough, dry, … read more

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Withdrawal or Pull-Out Method

What is the withdrawal method? The withdrawal method (also called coitus interruptus or “pulling out”) is a method of birth control in which a male completely withdraws his penis from … read more

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“MRI” is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This test is different from an x-ray because it makes a picture of your body’s organs, tissues, and bones without exposing you to … read more

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Sun Safety

Most of us enjoy the warm rays of the sun. It feels nice on our skin and helps our bodies make vitamin D, which is important for calcium absorption and … read more

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Abusive Relationships

Establishing relationships is a big part of moving from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Unfortunately, some people may find themselves in a relationship that involves abuse or violence. It can … read more

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Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies, also known as “hay fever,” affects almost 50 million people in the U.S. alone. What are seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies (also called “hay fever”) are certain conditions that … read more

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Why is Vitamin B12 important? Vitamin B12 is needed to keep your blood cells healthy and is used by the body to make proteins like hormones and enzymes needed for … read more

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Lactose Intolerance

You probably know someone with lactose intolerance. Maybe that person is a family member, a friend, or you. It’s most common among Asian Americans, African Americans, individuals of Jewish descent, … read more

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Evaluating Health Information

The internet is a major source of information about health, but just because the information is published online doesn’t mean that it’s reliable. Sometimes a website that looks trustworthy is based on … read more

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