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  • Little girl sitting in mother’s lap at doctor’s office

    Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

    Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) is a mental illness. It is also a form of child abuse. It affects caregivers,…

  • Doctor treating a senior woman who has possible bone fractures

    Multiple Myeloma

    Multiple myeloma is a kind of cancer in the bone marrow. It is caused when your body makes too many…

  • A young woman leaning over a toilet bowl as if she may vomit

    Morning Sickness

    Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that some people have when they become pregnant. Morning sickness is very…

  • cows peaking their heads out of their stalls in a barn

    Mad Cow Disease

    Mad cow disease is the common name for a rare and deadly brain disease. The disease is spread by eating…

  • Jock Itch

    Jock itch is a fungal skin infection. It is caused by a fungus commonly found in gyms and locker rooms…

  • colleagues wear protective facemasks during a meeting at work

    Mass Psychogenic Illness

    Mass psychogenic illness is when people in a group start feeling sick at the same time with no physical or…

  • A doctor wearing blue latex gloves

    Latex Allergy

    Natural rubber latex comes from a liquid in tropical rubber trees. The protein in this rubber can cause an allergic…

  • Hernia

    A hernia is a tear in your muscle or tissue that allows part of your insides to bulge out. Sometimes…

  • Man's hands on his stomach with red spot indicating pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine…

  • hand holding a lubrication spray can

    Inhalant Abuse

    Inhalant abuse is a form of substance abuse. It involves breathing in or sniffing household products on purpose to “get…

  • An illustration of large and small intestines inside the body that are color coded where red represents inflammation

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed (red…

  • red and white blood cells traveling through a vein in the human body

    Blood Poisoning

    Blood poisoning has nothing to do with poison. It’s caused when bacteria enter your bloodstream. That can happen through burns,…

  • Concussions in Kids

    A concussion is what it’s called when the brain bounces around or twists inside the skull. Many typical accidents may…

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. This doesn’t mean you…

  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Second Trimester

    Your body continues to change in the second trimester of pregnancy. As your baby continues to grow, so does your…

  • Hammer Toe

    When a person has hammer toe, the end of their toe bends downward and the middle joint curls up. Over…

  • AIDS

    AIDS is a life-threatening condition caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus makes your body weak and unable to…

  • group of unhealthy foods next to group of healthy foods

    After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    Nutritional needs (food and water) and metabolism (how fast your body converts food to energy) change for women as they…

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