Health Topics

Vasectomy

  • Vasectomy is a type of surgery that prevents a man from being able to get a woman pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control.A vasectomy works by cutting the tubes that carry the sperm out of the testicles. The surgery usually takes no more than 30 minutes. Most ...

Vegetarian Diet

  • A vegetarian diet focuses on plants for food. These include fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds and nuts. There is no single type of vegetarian diet. Instead, vegetarian eating patterns usually fall into the following groups: The vegan diet, which excludes all meat and animal products The lacto ...

Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency

  • Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD) deficiency is a condition that prevents the body from converting certain fats to energy, particularly during periods without food (fasting).Signs and symptoms of VLCAD deficiency typically appear during infancy or early childhood and can include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), lack of energy (lethargy), and ...

Veterans and Military Family Health

  • Service members and veterans face some different health issues from civilians. Their families also face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope withSeparation from their loved onesAnxiety over loved ones' safety in combat zonesIllnesses and injuries from combat, including disabilitiesMental health effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorderFamily ...

Veterans and Military Family Health

  • Service members and veterans face some different health issues from civilians. Their families also face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope withSeparation from their loved onesAnxiety over loved ones' safety in combat zonesIllnesses and injuries from combat, including disabilitiesMental health effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorderFamily ...

Veterans and Military Health

  • Military service members and veterans have made sacrifices to our country, and they face different health issues than civilians. During their service, they are at risk for various injuries. These injuries can happen during combat, while others involve physical stress to the body. Sometimes the injuries are life-threatening or serious ...

Veterans and Military Health

  • Military service members and veterans have made sacrifices to our country, and they face different health issues than civilians. During their service, they are at risk for various injuries. These injuries can happen during combat, while others involve physical stress to the body. Sometimes the injuries are life-threatening or serious ...

Vibratory urticaria

  • Vibratory urticaria is a condition in which exposing the skin to vibration, repetitive stretching, or friction results in allergy symptoms such as hives (urticaria), swelling (angioedema), redness (erythema), and itching (pruritus) in the affected area. The reaction can be brought on by towel drying, hand clapping, running, a bumpy ride ...

Viral Infections

  • Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers. Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells ...

Viral Infections

  • Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers. Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells ...

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