Diseases and Conditions

Dental Implants

Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks

Depressed Kids Need Help

Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.

Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging

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.

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 health care 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

Diseases from Your Pets, Both Common and Exotic

Whether you have a turtle or a parrot or a tabby cat, the best prevention against disease is cleanliness.

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.

Drugs that Can Treat Alzheimer Disease

Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.

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.

Eating Disorders in Men

Boys and men have eating disorders, too. Males make up 5 to 15 percent of patients with anorexia or bulimia and 35 percent of those with binge-eating disorder.

Endometrial Cancer

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

Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity.

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.

Fever in Children

When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.

Fibromyalgia

Detailed information on fibromyalgia, including cause, triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Finding the Right Rehab Program for Substance Abuse

Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.

For Seniors: Is It More Than the Blues?

Although anyone can suffer from depression, it is particularly common among older adults. Depression affects 15 out of every 100 adults older than 65.

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues

people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a doctor when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a health care provider who is uninformed.

Genetics and Illness: What's Your Fate?

Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a pregnant woman has elevated glucose levels and other symptoms of diabetes—but did not have diabetes before she became pregnant.

Get the Right Help for Headaches

When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.

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