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Xylazine is a medicine used to sedate animals. Learn about possible risk of death in humans who take it.


Learn to identify types of birthmarks by how the skin looks. Examples include café au lait spot, congenital nevus, port-wine stain and hemangioma.

Types of dermatitis

Learn to identify types of dermatitis by how the skin looks. Examples include atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis.

Types of psoriasis

Learn to identify types of psoriasis, such as guttate psoriasis and scalp psoriasis, by appearance.

How you hear

Your ears enable you to gather and interpret sounds from the world around you.

Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE)

LATE causes symptoms similar to Alzheimer's, but may progress more slowly.

What is aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)?

AERD, also called Samter's triad, has three features: asthma, recurring nasal polyps, and sensitivity to aspirin and drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen.

Transgender facts

Know the basics about sex and gender, including common terms and definitions.

Placenta: How it works, what's normal

Understand how the placenta works and the conditions that can affect the placenta during pregnancy.

Home birth: Know the pros and cons

Understand the possible risks and how to plan and prepare for a home birth.

Iron deficiency in children: Prevention tips for parents

Learn how much of this key mineral your child needs and what the health risks of not getting enough are.

Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness

Forgiveness and letting go can lead to healing and peace.

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