Diseases and Conditions
Ascites is a condition in which fluid collects in spaces within your abdomen. They can be painful and keep you from moving around comfortably. Ascites can set the stage for an infection in your abdomen. Fluid may also move into your chest and surround your lungs. This makes it hard to breathe.
Many people think of asthma as a childhood disease, but it often occurs as a new condition in older adults.
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.
Research shows that informed, supportive teachers and staff can play a big role in helping students manage their asthma.
You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.
If you think you may have allergies, talk with your health care provider about getting tested.
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.
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.
The bite of a deer tick can pass on several diseases, including Lyme disease and Borrelia miyamotoi disease.
Scientists believe bone spurs happen because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.
The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
Claudication refers to pain in the thigh, calf, and/or buttocks that occurs when walking and may cause you to limp. It may be a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
As a patient, understanding the basics of the guidelines can help you take a more active role in your treatment.
Detailed information on the differences between the common cold symptoms and symptoms of allergies
Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your health care provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself?
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks
In general, only about three percent of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20 to 30 percent of persons in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your health care provider.
About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children