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  • WHAT IS IT? A vaginal yeast infection is an inflammation or irritation of the vagina and the tissues at the opening of the vagina (vulva) that causes itchiness and vaginal discharge.Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection is very common. As many as 3 out of 4 women experience th... View Post
  • Whooping Cough

    WHAT IS IT? Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection, marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like “whoop.”The condition primarily affects children too young to have completed the full course of vaccinations and... View Post
  • WHAT IS IT? A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract the bladder and the urethraUTIs typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in th... View Post
  • Uterine Fibroids

    WHAT IS IT? Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. They aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to bulky mass... View Post
  • Urinary Incontinence

    WHAT IS IT? The loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) is a common problem. Its symptoms range from mild to severe.Urinary incontinence may result from everyday habits, underlying medical conditions, or physical problems. The most common types of urinary incontinence include: Stress inc... View Post
  • Ulcer

    WHAT IS IT? Ulcers are open sores that develop on the inner lining of an organ. The most common ulcers are peptic ulcers. Peptic ulcers include: Gastric ulcers. Gastric ulcers occur on the inside of the stomach. Esophageal ulcers. Esophageal ulcers occur inside the esophagus. Duodenal ulcers.... View Post
  • Tonsillitis

    WHAT IS IT? Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils at the back of the throat. Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by a viral infection. Less often, a bacterial infection is a culprit. Signs and symptoms may include: Red, swollen tonsils White or yellow coating or patches on the tonsils Sore... View Post
  • Stroke

    WHAT IS IT?A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.TypesA stroke may result from a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or the leaking or bursting of a bloo... View Post