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Health Information For Teens
Do shots make you nervous? You’re not alone. Lots of people dread them because they have a very real fear of needles. So next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips:
Sometimes people feel lightheaded or faint after getting a shot. If you feel funny, sit or lie down and rest for 15 minutes.
Don’t hesitate to tell the doctor or nurse that you’re nervous before getting the shot. Medical professionals are used to people who are afraid of shots and they’ll be able to help you relax.
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Although encephalitis sounds scary, understanding its causes, symptoms, and treatment can help you feel prepared to deal with it if you ever need to.
Find out what the experts have to say.
These videos show what’s involved in getting a blood test and what it’s like to be the person taking the blood sample.
Missing out on shots puts you at more serious risk than you might think. That one little “ouch” moment protects you from some major health problems.
The HPV vaccine can help protect against the virus that causes genital warts and may lead to some kinds of cancer. Find out more in this article for teens.
Tetanus is a bacterial infection that grows in a contaminated wound. Because it can be serious, it’s important to get immunized. Find out more.
About 5 million people a year get blood transfusions in the United States. This article explains why people need them and who donates the blood used.
Doctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the flu. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a shot. Here are the facts on flu vaccines.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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