Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have surgery for ulcerative colitis. Explains symptoms, long-term risks involved with the disease. Discusses common surgery options. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Umbilical Hernia: Should My Child Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have your child have surgery for an umbilical hernia. Describes symptoms of an umbilical hernia and when they normally occur. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Cholera Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Cholera is a disease that can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting. If it isn’t treated quickly, it can lead to dehydration and even death. About 100,000-130,000 people are thought to die from cholera each year, almost all of them in countries where the disease is common. Cholera is caused by bacteria, and spread through…

Rotavirus Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus. Before rotavirus vaccine, rotavirus disease was a common and serious health problem for children in the United States. Almost…