What is Atrial Fibrillation?


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HIV Prevention: PrEP and PEP

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a daily medication for people who do not have HIV but are at a high risk of contracting it. PrEP is very effective if taken every day. PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is for people who may have been exposed to HIV and is used only in emergency situations. Learn more in the new MedlinePlus HIV health topic: PrEP and PEP.

Surviving Holiday Stress

Feeling overwhelmed during the holidays? You’re not alone! The pressures of buying gifts, travel, and other holiday preparations added to your usual daily work and family responsibilities creates stress. Try these tips to manage holiday stress and stay happy and healthy throughout the season.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Your pulse is the number of heartbeats per minute. A quivering or irregular heartbeat can be a sign of atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF. This can increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart-related complications. Your doctor will use your family and medical history, a physical exam, and a test called an electrocardiogram (EKG) to diagnose AF.

Holiday Spirits

The holidays are a great time to celebrate with family, friends, and coworkers. If you’re planning a holiday gathering, here are some tips to help make sure everyone celebrates safely.

Spread Joy Not Germs This Holiday Season

The holidays are all about exchanging gifts. They can also be prime time for giving and receiving colds and flu. Though they are both caused by viruses and have some symptoms in common, they are different conditions. Learn how you can keep yourself and your family healthy, recognize symptoms, and find the best treatment options.

Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla

Turkey and cranberries aren’t just for holidays! Try this Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla for a quick and easy meal with a tart bite.