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Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study
Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many health-care providers don't follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of infection from catheters placed in the arteries of intensive care unit patients, a new study finds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health-care providers should wear sterile gloves, a surgical cap and mask, and use a small sterile drape when inserting catheters into patients' arteries. B...
Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk was still reduced seven years later. Before entering the study, 56 percent of the women had suffered a bone break; over the 10-year study period, 28 percent susta...
Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe
Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy among people worldwide has risen by more than six years since 1990, and healthy life expectancy has climbed by more than five years, a new report shows. The analysis of data from 188 countries found that life expectancy for both sexes increased from just over 65 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013, while healthy life expectancy rose from almost 57 years to slightly more than 62 years. The findin...
Growth Hormone with Suppression (Blood)
Growth Hormone with Suppression (Blood) Does this test have other names? GH What is this test? This test measures the level of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults look and feel, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. Most GH is made while you sleep. When you're awake, little or possibly no GH is found in your blood. That makes it hard to test your GH level...
Growth Hormone with Stimulation (Blood)
Growth Hormone with Stimulation (Blood) Does this test have other names? GH, GHD, arginine, insulin tolerance test or insulin-induced hypoglycemia, clonidine, L-dopa, glucagon, growth-hormone-releasing hormone, GHRH What is this test? This test measures the level of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults look and feel, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. M...
Growth Hormone (Blood)
Growth Hormone (Blood) Does this test have other names? No. What is this test? This test measures the amount of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults feel and look, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. Most GH is made while you sleep. When you're awake, little or possibly no GH is found in your blood. That makes it hard to test your GH level. Specialists h...
Growth Hormone Antibody
Growth Hormone Antibody Does this test have other names? Anti-human GH antibodies, growth hormone neutralizing antibodies What is this test? This test looks for growth hormone (GH) antibodies in your blood. GH is used to manage height issues linked to a growth hormone deficiency (GHD). If your body makes GH antibodies in response to GH treatment, the treatment may not work the way it should. Why do I need this test? You might have this test if your healthcare provider suspects that your GH treatment isn...
Glucose (Urine) Does this test have other names? Urine glucose What is this test? A urine glucose test is used to indirectly determine whether your levels of glucose, or blood sugar, are within a healthy range. It's used to monitor both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If your blood glucose rises above normal, your kidneys get rid of the extra glucose in your urine. That's why a urine glucose test may be able to determine whether your blood glucose is too high. Although easier to perform than a blood test, a...
Glucose Tolerance Does this test have other names? Oral glucose tolerance test, OGTT What is this test? An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is used to screen for diabetes or prediabetes. To start the test, you have a blood glucose test done. Then you will drink a liquid rich in glucose, or sugar. For the next two to three hours, your healthcare provider will draw your blood to check your blood glucose levels and determine your risk for diabetes, prediabetes, or gestational diabetes. In rare instances,...
Glucose (CSF) Does this test have other names? CSF glucose What is this test? This test measures the amount of glucose, or blood sugar, in your cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. People with serious infections that have reached the brain or spinal cord usually have lower glucose levels in their CSF than healthy people do. This test is usually part of an overall look at CSF to help diagnose a central nervous system disorder or infection. Normally, your brain is...
Glucose (Blood) Does this test have other names? Blood sugar, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), random plasma glucose What is this test? A blood glucose test is a blood test that tells you if your level of glucose, or blood sugar, is within a healthy range. Fasting plasma glucose, or FPG, is a common test used to diagnose and monitor diabetes or prediabetes. Why do I need this test? A healthcare provider may recommend a blood glucose test if you have symptoms of diab...
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Glomerular Filtration Rate Does this test have other names? GFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate, EGFR What is this test? This is either a blood test or a urine test that looks for changes in how your kidneys function. Your kidneys have tiny filters called glomeruli. The filters help remove waste from your blood. Your glomerular filtration rate is the rate at which your blood is filtered each minute. A glomerular filtration rate can be estimated with great accuracy, based on your weight and age. Th...
Giardia Antigen (Stool)
Giardia Antigen (Stool) Does this test have other names? Stool antigen test What is this test? This is a stool sample test to look for the parasite Giardia intestinalis , which causes an infection of the small bowel called giardiasis or travelers' diarrhea. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, belly (abdominal) cramps, dehydration, and vague feelings of discomfort. Giardiasis outbreaks are common in daycare centers and among people who travel internationally. Why do I need this test? You might n...
Gastrin Does this test have other names? No. What is this test? This test measures the amount of gastrin in your blood. Gastrin is a hormone made by G cells in the lower part of your stomach. It controls the release of gastric acid by other cells in the stomach when you eat. You need gastric acid to break down your food, but too much gastric acid can cause stomach problems. Why do I need this test? If you have recurrent peptic ulcers, you may have this test to determine whether you also have Zollinger-E...
Gene Mutation for Cystic Fibrosis in Newborns (Blood)
Gene Mutation for Cystic Fibrosis in Newborns (Blood) Does this test have other names? Genetic test for cystic fibrosis What is this test? This is a blood test that screens newborn babies for cystic fibrosis (CF), one of the most common genetic diseases in the U.S. Most cases of CF are diagnosed in babies before their first birthday. CF is a potentially life-threatening condition in which your glands secrete abnormally thick mucus that harms different systems in your body, including the airways and panc...
Graves’ Disease (Hyperthyroidism) in Children
Graves’ Disease (Hyperthyroidism) in Children Hyperthyroidism is a disease in which the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormone than the body needs. Thyroid Gland - Click to Enlarge This hormone helps control metabolism, the speed at which the body carries out processes like heartbeats. When the body has too much thyroid hormone, the excess can cause these processes to speed up, leading to symptoms like nervousness and weight loss. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the U.S. is an autoimmune d...
Galantamine Hydrobromide Oral capsule, extended-release
Galantamine Hydrobromide Oral capsule, extended-release What is this medicine? GALANTAMINE (ga LAN ta meen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with food and plenty of liquid to reduce stomach upset. Swallow whole. Do not cut crush or chew. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directe...
Gadopentetate Dimeglumine Solution for injection
Gadopentetate Dimeglumine Solution for injection What is this medicine? GADOPENTETATE DIMEGLUMINE (gad o PEN te tate) is a contrast agent. It is used to diagnose abnormalities during a MRI. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected condit...
Galantamine Hydrobromide Oral solution
Galantamine Hydrobromide Oral solution What is this medicine? GALANTAMINE (ga LAN ta meen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label and in the instruction sheet included with your prescription. Use the special measuring syringe that comes with this medicine to measure your dose. Household spoons are not accurate. Take with food and plenty of liquid to reduce stoma...
Galantamine Hydrobromide Oral tablet
Galantamine Hydrobromide Oral tablet What is this medicine? GALANTAMINE (ga LAN ta meen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with food and plenty of liquid to reduce stomach upset. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take more often than directed. Continue to take your medicine even if you feel better. Do not stop tak...
Gamma Knife (Stereotactic radiosurgery, Gamma Knife surgery) Procedure overview What is Gamma Knife radiosurgery? Gamma Knife radiosurgery, also called stereotactic radiosurgery, is a very precise form of therapeutic radiology. Even though it is called surgery, a Gamma Knife procedure does not involve actual surgery, nor is the Gamma Knife really a knife at all. It uses beams of highly focused gamma rays to treat small- to medium-sized lesions, usually in the brain. Many beams of gamma radiation join to...
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Procedure
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Procedure (Other terms that may be used include: Gastric Banding Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Banding, Vertical Banded Gastroplasty) Procedure overview What is gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery? Gastric stapling surgery, also called gastric banding surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure performed to limit the amount of food a person can eat. Bariatric surgery is the only option today that effectively treats morbid obesity in peo...
Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery
Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery (Types of bariatric surgical procedures which involve gastric bypass to some degree include: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGBP], biliopancreatic diversion [BPD], biliopancreatic diversion and duodenal switch, [BPD-DS]) Procedure overview What is gastric bypass surgery? Gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), is a procedure that alters the process of digestion. Bariatric surgery is the only option today that effectively treats morbid...
Genetic Disorders Associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Genetic Disorders Associated with Congenital Heart Disease Some congenital heart defects are caused by, or related to, genetic problems. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Cardiovascular Disorders Online Resources page in this website for an Internet address that may contain additional information on that topic. Down Syndrome Marfan Syndrome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Glomerulonephritis in Children
Glomerulonephritis in Children What is glomerulonephritis? Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease that involves the glomeruli. These are very small, important structures in the kidneys that supply blood flow to the small units in the kidneys that filter urine called the nephrons. During glomerulonephritis, the glomeruli become inflamed and impair the kidney's ability to filter urine. What causes glomerulonephritis? Glomerulonephritis is caused by several different disease states, including the f...
Getting Ready at Home
Newborn Babies: Getting Ready at Home Preparing for a new baby doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience. Experienced parents have learned that newborn babies just need some basic items at first — a warm and safe place to sleep, food, clothing, and diapers. Although there are many baby products available, listed below are the essential items you'll want to have ready for your new baby. Choosing carefully Safety is an important issue when choosing your baby's new furniture, especially for the bed. Th...
Gestational Age Assessment
Gestational Age Assessment What is a gestational age assessment? Gestational age assessment means figuring out the number of weeks of your pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is usually 40 weeks. It is important to assess if gestational age is uncertain or if your baby is smaller or larger than expected. The new Ballard score is commonly used to determine gestational age. 6 physical (body development) and 6 neuromuscular (nerve and muscle development) signs of maturity are each given a score. The scores fo...
Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Children
Guillain-Barré Syndrome in Children What is Guillain-Barré syndrome? Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a temporary, but often life-threatening, disorder that affects the nerves in the body. GBS can result in muscle weakness, pain, and even temporary paralysis of the facial, chest, and leg muscles. Paralysis of the chest muscles can lead to breathing problems, and death if not treated. What causes Guillain-Barré syndrome? The exact cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome is unknown. Theories suggest that GBS is ...
Gestational Hypertension What is gestational hypertension? Gestational hypertension is a form of high blood pressure in pregnancy. It occurs in about 6% of all pregnancies. Another type of high blood pressure is chronic hypertension--high blood pressure that is present before pregnancy begins. Other types of hypertension in pregnancy include preeclampsia and eclampsia. Gestational hypertension can develop into preeclampsia. This condition occurs often in young women with a first pregnancy. It is more co...
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) What is GER? Gastroesophageal reflux is a digestive disorder. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus, and reflux means to flow back or return. Gastroesophageal reflux is the return of acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids, back up into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux is common in babies, although it can occur at any age. It may be a temporary condition, or may become a long-term physical problem, often called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ...
Group B Streptococcus
Group B Streptococcus What is group B streptococcus? Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterium that can be found in the digestive tract, urinary tract, and genital area of adults. Although GBS infection usually does not cause problems in healthy women before pregnancy, it can cause serious illness for a newborn baby. Why is group B streptococcus a concern? About 25% of pregnant women carry GBS in their rectum or vagina. In some pregnant women, GBS infection may cause chorioamnionitis (infection of the ...
Gynecological Infections Many gynecological infections affect adolescent females and require the clinical care of a physician or other health care provider. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Recognizing Urologic or Gynecologic Problems Pap Test Vaginitis Vulvitis
Gynecological Health Adolescence is a time of many changes. As girls grow into young women and become physically and sexually mature, they need additional care from physicians (adolescent medicine physicians and/or obstetricians/gynecologists) trained to address these issues. This initial visit and yearly visits thereafter are geared towards promoting good health, screening for problems in adolescent girls, and helping open the lines of communication about healthcare between the physician, parents, and ...
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn in Children
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn in Children What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic digestive disorder that is caused by the abnormal flow of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus, and reflux means to flow back or return. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is the return of acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids, back up into the esophagus. GER is very common in infants, though it can occur at any age. It i...
Growth in Children
Growth in Children Growing is an essential part of childhood. Children's most dramatic growth phases occur during fetal development, the first few years of life, and at the onset of puberty. The rate at which a child grows is an individual process, based partly on heredity, gender, and environmental factors such as nutrition. However, growth can be affected and, sometimes, stopped by many disorders and diseases, including the following: Hormone deficiencies Nutritional deficiencies Intestinal disorders ...
Growth Problems What causes growth problems? Different causes of growth disorders include genetic conditions, hormonal disorders, poor absorption of food, or systemic diseases. These causes usually fall into one of the following categories: Familial short stature. Familial short stature is a tendency to follow the family's pattern of inherited short stature (shortness). Familial tall stature. Some children may be taller than average for their age if their parents are tall. This is called familial tall s...
Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty
Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty What is gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty? Gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty is early puberty caused by early secretion of high levels of sex hormones. These hormones include the male androgens and female estrogens. These forms of early puberty result in the development of most secondary sexual characteristics, despite immature sexual glands. What causes gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty? The production of high levels of sex hormo...
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Growth Hormone Deficiency What is growth hormone deficiency? Growth hormone (GH) deficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough growth hormone. GH is needed to stimulate growth of bone and other tissues. This condition may occur at any age. What causes GH deficiency? The pituitary gland hangs from the bottom of the brain and produces GH. The pituitary gland controls the other endocrine glands throughout the body. GH deficiency can result from malformation or damage to the pituitary gland or ...
Gynecological and Menstrual Conditions
Gynecological and Menstrual Conditions Adolescence is a time of many changes. As girls grow into young women and become physically and sexually mature, they need additional care from health care providers (adolescent medicine physicians/nurse practitioners and/or obstetricians/gynecologists/midwives) trained to address these issues. Many gynecological and menstrual conditions affect adolescent females and require the clinical care of a physician or other health care provider. Listed in the directory bel...
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery
Gastric Restrictive Surgery (Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Vertical Banded Gastroplasty) What is gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery? Gastric restrictive surgery is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure performed to limit the amount of food a person can eat. Bariatric surgery is the only option today that effectively treats morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures, such as diet, exercise, and medication have failed. Cli...
Gynecological Concerns Many gynecological conditions require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Gynecological Anatomy The Menstrual Cycle Recognize Gynecological Symptoms Sexually Transmitted Diseases Pap Test Endometriosis Pelvic Pain Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Menstrual Conditions Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Amenorrhea Dysmenorrhea Menorrhagia Gyneco...
Genitourinary Conditions The urinary tract includes the organ system primarily responsible for cleaning and filtering excess fluid and waste material from the blood. The urinary system comprises the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The kidneys also function as glands that produce hormones necessary for building red blood cells and regulating blood pressure. Many disorders of the urinary system require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below ar...
Gastrointestinal Conditions A healthy digestive system processes the foods and liquids that we eat, replenishing vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats that are vital for the body to function properly. From time to time, infants and children experience digestive conditions, such as vomiting or diarrhea. Listed in the directory below are some common digestive conditions in the growing child, for which we have provided a brief overview. Colic Constipation Diarrhea Reflux Inguinal Hernia
Gallstones What are gallstones? Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens into stone-like material. Too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones. When gallstones are present in the gallbladder itself, it is called cholelithiasis. When gallstones are present in the bile ducts, it is called choledocholithiasis. Gallstones that obstruct bile ducts can lead to a severe or life-threatening infection of the bile ducts, pancreas, or liver. Bile ducts can ...
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder What is generalized anxiety disorder? Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) causes its sufferers chronic and exaggerated worry and tension that seem to have no substantial cause. People with generalized anxiety disorder often worry excessively about health, money, family, or work, and continually anticipate disaster. Although GAD may be accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or another anxiety disorder, impairment is usually mild, except in severe cases. Generally, people ...
General Information About Cancer: Overview
General Information About Cancer: Overview There are more than 100 types of cancers - each with its own specific risk factors, diagnostic procedures, and treatment protocols. Listed in the directory below is a general overview of cancer, and information regarding diagnosis and treatment. Overview of Cancer Diagnostic Procedures for Cancer: Overview Grading and Staging of Cancer Cancer Treatment: Overview Treatment Protocols for Cancer: Overview Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Hormone Therapy Immunotherap...
Gynecological Conditions Many different gynecological conditions require the care of a health care provider. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Recognizing Gynecologic Problems Pap Test Endometriosis Pelvic Pain Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Sexually Transmitted Diseases Safer Sex Guidelines Uterine Fibroids
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn What is GERD? Click Image to Enlarge Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that is caused by gastric acid flowing from the stomach into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus, and reflux means to flow back or return. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is the return of acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids, back up into the esophagus. What are the symptoms of GERD? The following is the most common sympto...
Gastroparesis Click Image to Enlarge What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents. If food remains in the stomach for too long, it can cause problems such as bacterial overgrowth from the fermentation of the food. The food can also harden into solid masses, called bezoars, that may cause nausea, vomiting, and, sometimes, obstruction in the stomach. This can be dangerous if they block the passage of food into the small intestine. ...
Glucose Monitoring Devices
Glucose Monitoring Devices What is blood glucose monitoring? Blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) reflect how well diabetes is being controlled and how well the plan of care (diet, exercise, and medication) is working. If the blood sugar levels are consistently under control (with levels near normal), diabetes complications may be reduced or even prevented. How can blood sugar levels be checked? Checking blood glucose levels regularly is very important in proper diabetes management. Cur...
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) What is GDM? Gestational diabetes mellitus is a condition in which a hormone made by the placenta prevents the body from using insulin effectively. Glucose builds up in the blood instead of being absorbed by the cells. Unlike type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes is not caused by a lack of insulin, but by other hormones produced during pregnancy that can make insulin less effective, a condition referred to as insulin resistance. Gestational diabetic symptoms disappear...
Take the Glaucoma Quiz Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. But with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. 1. In most forms of glaucoma, what damages the optic nerve? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is In most forms of glaucoma, the pressure inside the eye—called intraocular pressure—rises because the eye's drainage canals become blocked or don't work properl...
Growth Plate Quiz
Take the Growth Plate Quiz Growth plates are found on the long bones of children and teenagers. These plates are areas where tissue is growing near the end of the bones, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Test your knowledge of growth plates by taking this quiz. It’s based on information from the NIAMS. 1. The growth plate is the weakest area of the growing skeleton. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The growt...
Take the Gout Quiz For anyone who has had gout, the experience is not one that's easily forgotten. It causes sudden, intense pain and tenderness in a joint. Find out more about gout by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 1. Gout is a form of arthritis. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Gout is one of more than 100 different forms of arthritis. It makes up about 5% of all arthritis cases. ...
Take the Germs Quiz Germs: We find them everywhere—or they find us. It seems we can't avoid them. We spend a lot of time worrying about picking them up, sharing them, and losing them. But what do we really know about germs? Take this quiz to find out. 1. Germs are most likely to thrive in this room of the house: You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The answer is the kitchen, and the key is the word "thrive." Bathrooms generally host more bacteria and germs than kitchens, b...
Genital Herpes Quiz
How Much Do You Know About Genital Herpes? Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. About 1 in 6 teens and adults has genital herpes, according to the CDC. Find out more about genital herpes by taking this quiz, based on information from the CDC. 1. How many types of herpes simplex virus are there? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The herpes simplex virus (HSV), which causes genital herpes, comes in two forms: type 1 and type 2. HSV type 2 is...
Grieving is a normal part of coping with life events. The feelings you have are common reactions to loss -- for example, to the death of someone close to you, says the National Mental Health Association . At first, you may feel numb, but afterward you may experience many of these emotions: denial, disbelief, confusion, shock, sadness, anger and guilt. Although the intensity of your emotions may surprise you, allowing yourself to grieve will help you deal with your loss.
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