Understanding different kinds of seizures

More than 30 types have been reported How do you know if someone is having a seizure? It’s not always obvious, and symptoms can vary widely. For example, some seizures cause a person to fall and shake, while others cause them to stare off and look confused. There are two categories of seizures, based on […]

Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Children and teens who show or report one or more of the signs and symptoms listed below, or simply say they just “don’t feel right” after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, may have a concussion or more serious brain injury. Concussion Signs Observed Can’t recall events prior to or after […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Shingles

Download a printable PDF version of the 5 Things You Need to Know About Shingles infographic  En español Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Learn about the disease, its symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Share this infographic and help spread the word about shingles. Click on the social […]

Flu Symptoms & Complications

Español | Other Languages Other Flu Questions What is influenza (flu)? When is flu season? What is the treatment? Flu complications What are emergency warning signs of flu sickness? Flu Symptoms Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly. People who have […]

Repetitive Stress Injuries in Sports

Reviewed by: Alvin Wei-i Su, MD en español Lesiones por esfuerzo repetitivo en los deportes What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over, causing damage to a bone, tendon, or joint.  What Causes Repetitive Stress Injuries in Sports? Repeated motions in sports cause many RSIs (or […]

Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults

Definition & Facts Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more severe and long-lasting condition in which GER causes repeated symptoms or leads to complications over time. Symptoms & Causes Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) commonly cause symptoms such […]

Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Basics Overview Diabetes is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Heart disease Stroke Blindness Nerve damage, which can cause you to lose a toe, foot, or leg Kidney failure The good news is that you can do a lot to […]


No fancy gear, no health club dues – just a fun, practical way to start looking and feeling your best. While Americans are living longer, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are living healthier. Regular physical activity can help reduce the risk and minimize the impact of disease. Texercise can help you to enjoy life and […]