Diseases and Conditions

Asthma on Campus

College can pose challenges for the student with asthma. New and unfamiliar living quarters, school and social stresses, and other factors can trigger a flare-up.

Asthma: Dealing with Your Child's School

Research shows that informed, supportive teachers and staff can play a big role in helping students manage their asthma.

Asthma: First Doctor Visit for Your Child

You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.

Asthma: When to Get an Allergy Test

If you think you may have allergies, talk with your health care provider about getting tested.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a chronic skin disorder. It commonly affects infants and may last until adulthood. It causes itchy, scaly patches on the skin.

Babies Need 'Tummy Time'

Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.

BMD: Another Reason to Check for Ticks

The bite of a deer tick can pass on several diseases, including Lyme disease and Borrelia miyamotoi disease.

Bone Spurs Are a Thorny Problem

Scientists believe bone spurs happen because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.

Care of Children's Mouth and Teeth

Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.

Celiac Disease Can Harm Digestion

Celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.

Claudication

Claudication is pain in your thigh, calf, or buttocks that happens when you walk. It may be a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). This is when narrowed or blocked arteries reduce the blood flow to your legs.

Clinical Guidelines for Heart Failure

As a patient, understanding the basics of the guidelines can help you take a more active role in your treatment.

Cold vs. Allergy: How Do I Know the Difference?

Detailed information on the differences between the common cold symptoms and symptoms of allergies

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your healthcare provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.

Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer

Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.

COPD: End-of-Life Care

What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself?

Dental Implants

Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks

Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging

In general, only about 3% of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20% to 30% of people in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.

Describing a Skin Condition

Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location

Diabetes and Sensitive Topics

Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your healthcare provider.

Diabetic Skin Troubles

About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.

Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children

Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children

Diet for Lactose Intolerance

Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose

Disorders of the Immune System

When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.

Don't Ignore Dry Eyes

The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.

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