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Substance Abuse and Substance Use Disorder

Substance abuse is the excessive use of a substance such as alcohol or a drug. While substance abuse is unhealthy and risky, it is...

Stress Fracture Symptoms

A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone caused by repetitive stress from activities that require running and jumping. Most stress fractures...

Ear Infections Explained

There are many types of ear infections. The one that most people are familiar with is called acute otitis media. Common in children, it’s...
Protecting Yourself From Ticks

Quiz: Do You Know How to Protect Yourself from Ticks?

Summer is laze-in-the-sun-sipping-lemonade season. It’s barbecue and baseball season. And unfortunately, it’s tick season. These little bloodsucking parasites spread disease — including Lyme disease, which...

Symptoms of SMA

SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is an inherited disease that most often affects the muscles of babies and children – taking away their ability to...