Learn about our expanded patient care options and visitor guidelines. Mumps is an illness caused by a virus. It usually happens in childhood. Mumps are easily spread by airborne droplets from the upper respiratory tract.
Life in your 20s can be exciting—overwhelming, too. You're juggling education, a job, friends and relationships, and maybe planning a family. Your body's hormones are peaking, and sexual activity can sometimes take center stage. To avoid overdoing things and becoming exhausted, it's important to get plenty of rest and watch your stress levels. Remember to eat well and exercise. And don't put off finding a doctor for regular checkups, reproductive health screenings, skin exams and immunizations.
Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions. All adults need immunizations to help them prevent getting and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, missed work, medical bills, and not being able to care for family.
ADHD in women often goes undiagnosed. Too many women grew up being called lazy, selfish, spacey, or dumb because their symptoms were ignored or disregarded. If you endured a childhood of insults and low self-esteem, take this self-test to see if you exhibit common symptoms of ADD. Then share the results with your doctor before seeking a diagnosis.