News and Updates for the Patient and Family


Cellulitis is a common infection of the deep layers of the skin, commonly caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus or Streptococcus.

Normally, skin acts as a barrier to protect our bodies from bacteria. When there is damage to this skin barrier, such as with a cut, eczema, or a bug bite, bacteria can enter through microscopic cracks in the skin and cause cellulitis.

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Guide to Insomnia and Technology

Insomnia affects millions of people. In fact, studies show as many as one in four Americans experience insomnia each year. By definition, insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or fall back asleep after waking up. As a result, those affected are unable to get an adequate amount of sleep each night.

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The Truth About Aging and Dementia

Your body undergoes many changes with aging. Although there are some normal age-related changes, including in a person’s memory and thinking, dementia, or severe memory loss that interferes with daily life, is not part of the normal aging process. Learn what’s healthy aging and what’s not.

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Is It OK to Only Exercise on Weekends?

The short answer from a heart specialist

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10 Heart Disease Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Each year, heart disease kills more people in the United States than all types of cancer combined. Most of these deaths result from heart attack in people with coronary artery disease.

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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

You can prevent or delay this serious, chronic condition when you join CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. While lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes, you will also improve your health and build healthy habits that last a lifetime.

The best part of joining the National DPP? You won’t be on your own to make these changes. You’ll receive a full year of support from a lifestyle coach and a group of people with similar goals and challenges.

Virtual classes are available for extra convenience! Receive the same support as in-person classes from the comfort of your home.

Read our latest feature to learn how the National DPP lifestyle change program can support you while you make lasting changes in your life.

Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should Know

Depression is more common among women than men, likely due to certain biological, hormonal, and social factors that are unique to women. During National Women's Health, learn about certain types of depression that are unique to women.

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