When a baby's on the way, moms-to-be are often overwhelmed by advice and warnings from family, friends and even strangers. But perhaps the most important advice is to stay as healthy as possible before and during your pregnancy.
TB, or tuberculosis, is a disease caused by a bacteria named M. tuberculosis. This bacteria can infect any part of the body, but it most commonly affects the lungs. TB is spread through the air from one infected person to another.
There are two types, or stages, of TB. The first is latent, or inactive, TB. In latent TB, there are live TB bacteria inside a person, but that person is not sick. Someone with latent TB feels fine: no cough, no fever. Someone with latent TB cannot spread this infection.
If you are a current UW student or established Hall Health patient, the Family Health Consulting Nurse may be able to help answer health-related questions. Some of the health concerns the Consulting Nurse can provide advice on include:
If you are a current UW-Seattle student or established Hall Health patient, call the Family Health Clinic consulting nurse: (206) 616-2368.
NOTE: We cannot give phone advice or in-person advice to members of the general public who are not our patients or who are not UW students.
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Yeast vaginitis is an infection caused by a fungus called Candida. It is one of the most common vaginal infections.
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are health care therapies that are not used by practitioners of conventional (Western) medicine. These remedies are sometimes excluded from standard practice due to lack of evidence.
There are several broad categories that CAM fall into. Some can be in more than one of these categories.
Despite its colorful name, chlamydia is not a flower! It is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection on university campuses. Approximately 2.8 million new cases are reported in the United States each year.