Diseases and Conditions

Asthma: Allergy Testing

If you think you may have allergies, talk with your healthcare 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

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

Here are some common terms that may help you describe your skin condition to your healthcare provider.

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.

Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps

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.

Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis

Cancer of the endometrium is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the lining of the uterus. It is highly curable when found early.

Endometriosis

The tissue that lines the uterus is called the endometrium. Normally, if a woman doesn’t get pregnant, this tissue is shed each month during her period. In endometriosis, tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue implants outside the uterus.This can cause pain, heavy periods, and infertility.

Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.

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