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A person holding a red ribbon in their hands for HIV awareness
A person holding a red ribbon in their hands for HIV awareness

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a disease that kills CD4 cells, which are a type of immune system called T cells. Presently HIV has no cure, but effective treatments allow people with HIV to live long lives and protect their partners from contracting the virus. The first two to four weeks after contracting HIV, the […]

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A woman putting eye drops in her eye
A woman putting eye drops in her eye

Thyroid Eye Disease

When your body starts acting or looking a little bit differently than normal, most people begin to wonder if they are sick. There are many mild symptoms that can indicate numerous illnesses, such as abnormal headaches or a runny nose, but some symptoms are more specific to unique conditions. Bulging eyes, for example, are not […]

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A father feeding mango to his baby
A father feeding mango to his baby

Baby Food Allergies

Just like adults, babies can suffer from food allergies. You may first notice certain symptoms of infant allergies within the first few months of your child’s life. This can sometimes leave parents feeling helpless. Always stay in contact with your pediatrician and keep a close eye on your baby’s signs and symptoms. It’s important to […]

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A woman touching her neck.
A woman touching her neck.

Lymphoma

The lymphatic system is a set of vessels in the body that transport an infection-fighting fluid throughout the body to the heart. The immune system will not be able to protect the body if the lymphatic system is not working properly. Unfortunately, this crucial part of the immune system is also very susceptible to developing […]

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A person holding their stomach, with a drawing of the large intestine over top of the photo.
A person holding their stomach, with a drawing of the large intestine over top of the photo.

Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a painful condition that can disrupt the lives of those who have had the misfortune of being diagnosed with this disease. Fortunately, modern medicine has made treating and managing UC (ulcerative colitis) slightly easier than it has been in the past. Nonetheless, it is important to know what you’re up against as […]

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