Medicine Documents

  • Monkeypox Symptoms Usually Show Up in This Order

    ​A rare condition called monkeypox has been confirmed in the United States and Europe, with more suspected cases worldwide.

  • Is It Heartburn or a Heart Attack?

    What Does Heartburn Feel Like?
    Heartburn is caused by acid reflux when stomach acid splashes from the stomach up into the esophagus. Heartburn triggers differ from person to person, but most people have similar heartburn symptoms.

  • Silent Stroke: What You Need to Know

    Have you had a stroke? How could you tell?
    A stroke is a sudden stop of blood supply to part of the brain. Some people have strokes without ever knowing it. These so-called silent strokes either have no easy-to-recognize symptoms, or you don’t remember them. But they do cause permanent damage in your brain.

  • What You Need to Know About Omega-3s

    Why They're a Good Fat

    Not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the "good" types of fat. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Your body can't make them. You have to eat them or take supplements.

  • What You Need to Know About Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C: What Is It?
    Hepatitis C is a liver infection that’s caused by a virus. About 3.2 million Americans have it, and 17,000 or so others get it each year. If left untreated, it can turn into lifelong liver disease.

  • Allergies: Basic Info You Need to Know

    What Is an Allergy? It's what happens when your immune system reacts to something that’s usually harmless. Those triggers, which doctors call "allergens," can include pollen, mold, and animal dander, certain foods, or things that irritate your skin. Allergies are very common. At least 1 in 5 Americans has one.

  • How to Protect Your Kidneys When You Have Diabetes

    When you have diabetes, it's key to take care of your kidneys. They do an important job filtering waste and removing it from your blood. Diabetes can hurt the kidneys and cause them to stop working. It's the main cause of kidney failure.

  • Dealing With Cold Sores

    Cold sores are proof that life can be unfair: Some people get them, others don't. Besides being itchy and painful, cold sores (also called fever blisters) make you feel self-conscious. Some treatments can cut short the symptoms when used at the first sign of an outbreak. Other treatments can relieve symptoms. Use this pictorial guide to learn how to recognize, prevent, and treat cold sores.