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  • Antidepressant Withdrawal

    What is antidepressant withdrawal? Antidepressant withdrawal is a problem that can happen if you stop taking your antidepressant too quickly. It can make you feel sick. This problem is sometimes called "antidepressant discontinuation syndrome" or "SSRI discontinuation syndrome." The symptoms may not be pleasant, but...

  • Myoglobin Test

    Myoglobin is a protein found in heart tissue and other muscles. It is released into the blood after damage to the heart or other muscles. Damage can occur from a serious event such as a heart attack or a burn. Myoglobin can be checked with a blood test or a...

  • Bronchoscopy

    Learn what bronchoscopy is and how it is done.

  • Diabetes: Making Medical Decisions as Your Health Changes

    For many people, diabetes leads to serious health problems. These life-changing conditions bring with them new medical decisions and plans. Medical decisions are very personal. Different people handle them in different ways. "In the past year, I've learned I have kidney disease from my diabetes. Wow. My wife and I...

  • Chikungunya Fever

    What is chikungunya fever? Chikungunya (say "chick-un-GOON-ya") fever is an illness caused by a virus that is carried by mosquitoes. You're more likely to get this illness if you travel to parts of the world where it's more common. This includes parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia, and islands in...

  • Body Fluids Tests

    Blood and urine are often tested to find the cause of health problems. But other body fluids also can be tested. Most of these fluids help organs and joints—and the membranes around them—move smoothly. Sometimes a health problem can cause too much fluid to build up in part of the...

  • Cancer Treatment: Help for Mouth and Throat Problems

    Learn what you can do to help with throat pain and eating challenges caused by cancer treatment.

  • PTSD: Treatment Options

    Learn about the treatment options for PTSD.

  • PTSD: Finding Yourself Again

    Hear how others decided to get treatment and how it helped them.

  • Does Aspirin Prevent Cancer?

    Studies seem to show that daily aspirin use helps prevent some types of cancer, such as colon cancer. But daily aspirin use increases the risk of bleeding inside your body, such as in the stomach. The evidence isn't strong enough yet to convince experts that the benefits outweigh the risks.

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