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Diabetic Foot - National Library of Medicine

... from becoming a major health problem.How can I protect my feet if I have diabetes? The best way to protect your ... care provider look at your feet. When should I see my health care provider about diabetic foot ...

Domestic Violence - National Library of Medicine

... the partner wants to break up? What can I do if I am a victim of domestic violence? Your safety ... a restraining order to protect yourself How can I help someone who is a victim of domestic ...

Rabies - National Library of Medicine

Rabies is a deadly animal disease caused by a virus. It can happen in wild animals, including raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes, or in dogs, cats or farm animals. ...

Stress - National Library of Medicine

... you can do something about it.How can I manage long-term stress? Simple things that improve ... your family or friends for support. When should I ask my health care provider for help with ...

Acne - National Library of Medicine

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, ...

Carbohydrates - National Library of Medicine

... nuts, and oils.Which types of carbohydrates should I eat? You do need to eat some carbohydrates ... that food or drink. How many carbohydrates should I eat? There is no one-size-fits-all ...

CT Scans - National Library of Medicine

Computed tomography (CT) is a type of imaging. It uses special x-ray equipment to make cross-sectional pictures of your body. Doctors use CT scans to look for: ...

Diarrhea - National Library of Medicine

... contaminated food or water.What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea? Other possible symptoms of diarrhea ... and people with weakened immune systems.When do I need to see a health care provider for ...