An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for weeks signals an underlying problem.
Coughing up blood can indicate a variety of lung conditions, ranging from mild to life-threatening.
Ear infections are common in children. These bacterial or viral infections of the middle ear can cause mild to severe ear pain.
Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that causes inflammation and bleeding. Untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, a far more serious condition.
Seeking treatment for GPA or MPA? Know your options and what might work best for you.
Joint pain can have many causes and can often be treated at home.
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure done to treat kidney failure.
Runny nose: What's causing your sniffles?
Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.
GPA can be hard to diagnose. Understand the signs and symptoms of this type of vasculitis.
Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.
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