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  • Strep throat

    Strep throat

    Pharyngitis – streptococcal; Streptococcal pharyngitis; Tonsillitis – strep; Sore throat strep Strep throat is a disease that causes a sore throat (pharyngitis). It is an infection with a germ called group A streptococcus bacteria. Causes Strep throat is most common...

  • Td (tetanus, diphtheria) vaccine - what you need to know

    Definition All content below is taken in its entirety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Td vaccine information statement (VIS) — Page last updated: April 1, 2020 Information 1. Why get vaccinated? Td vaccine can prevent...

  • Allergies


    Definition An allergy is an immune response or reaction to substances that are usually not harmful. Alternative Names Allergy – allergies; Allergy – allergens Causes Allergies are very common. Both genes and environment play a role. If both your parents...

  • Osteoporosis


    Definition Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break (fracture). Alternative Names Thin bones; Low bone density; Metabolic bone disease; Hip fracture – osteoporosis; Compression fracture – osteoporosis; Wrist fracture – osteoporosis Causes Osteoporosis...

  • Asthma - control drugs

    Asthma - control drugs

    Asthma – inhaled corticosteroids; Asthma – long-acting beta-agonists; Asthma – leukotriene modifiers; Asthma – cromolyn; Bronchial asthma-control drugs; Wheezing – control drugs; Reactive airway disease – control drugs Control medicines for asthma are drugs you take to control your asthma...