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This Patient Page describes the symptoms, possible causes, and treatment of cellulitis.
This JAMA Patient Page explains what high blood pressure is, why it is important to control, the difference between the top (systolic) and bottom (diastolic) numbers, and how it is best treated and prevented.
This JAMA Patient Page explains the current definition of brain death, characteristic causes, and the conditions under which the diagnosis can be made.
This JAMA Patient Page reviews the symptoms and signs of COVID-19, at-home management of the infection, and precautions to take while caring for someone with it.
This JAMA Patient Page describes heart failure and its diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention measures.
This Patient Page discusses safe at-home storage and disposal of medications.
This Patient Page describes the symptoms, possible causes, and treatment of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.
This Patient Page discusses why continuing vaccinations for your child is important, even during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
This JAMA Patient Page explains who should undergo gastric sleeve procedure, a type of obesity surgery; how to prepare for it; and what to expect afterward.
This Patient Page discusses how parents can help young children and children with special needs work through changes and disruptions during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the different types of influenza vaccines available and the specific populations for which each should be used.
This JAMA Patient Page describes LASIK, a type of laser surgery that corrects blurry vision usually treated with eyeglasses, and summarizes who can benefit and the procedure’s risks.
This JAMA Patient Page provides an overview of COVID-19 transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, disease course, and treatment.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the technique of prone positioning during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the possible benefits of prone positioning for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and the risks involved.
This JAMA Patient Page reviews the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation in favor of behavioral counseling to reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for all sexually active adolescents and for adults at increased risk of STIs (B recommendation).
This JAMA Patient Page describes the rationale for seasonal influenza vaccination and its impact on public health, the types of vaccines available, the population who should be vaccinated, and optimal timing for vaccination.
This JAMA Patient Page describes caring for someone who is ill with COVID-19.
This JAMA Patient Page describes practices for keeping household medicine safely stored away from children and what to do if an unintentional medicine exposure happens.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the possible benefits of convalescent plasma transfusion in the treatment of COVID-19 as well as plasma donation eligibility criteria.
This Patient Page calls attention to risk factors for child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses ways to reduce stress and risk of child abuse during social isolation.
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