Diseases and Conditions
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.
If you think you may have allergies, talk with your healthcare 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.
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 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.
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 healthcare 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 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.
Here are some common terms that may help you describe your skin condition to your healthcare provider.
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your healthcare 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
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.
The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
Cramps do not mean there is a problem with the muscle itself; rather, experts believe they happen when the fluid and electrolyte imbalance catches up to you or when a nerve overstimulates a muscle.