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  • laughing young boy with cerebral palsy sits in his wheelchair next to his sister

    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of brain disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It can be mild or… What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of neurological (brain) disorders. These disorders affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in…

  • mother holds and kisses her newborn baby

    Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are 2 disorders of the digestive system affecting babies… What is esophageal atresia (EA) and a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)? An esophageal atresia (EA) and a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) are 2 disorders of the digestive system. The condition affects babies. It starts…

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

  • Two young girls standing together on a beach

    LGBTQ Mental Health Issues

    LGBTQ teens and young adults are at a greater risk for poor mental health… The teen years are an important period for mental health. Many mental health disorders appear for the first time during those years. Unfortunately, the suicide rate is high among all…

  • A woman measure her waist with measuring tape. Prescription weight loss medicines such as Ozempic can help you lose weight when diet and exercise alone are not working.

    Prescription Weight-loss Medicines

    Prescription weight loss medicines are given to you by your doctor to help you lose weight when diet and exercise… Each of these medicines works differently. People who use these medicines may not feel as hungry. Or they may feel full after eating only a…

  • A young woman with blond hair holding a red heart

    Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… cancer, effects of stroke, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. A caregiver helps with preparing and eating food, taking medicine,…

  • a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smiles

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects physical and intellectual development… What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. It is most often caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21…

  • A woman who suffering from PMS is lying on the sofa with her hand on her abdomen.

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) references a group of symptoms often experienced up to 14 days before menstruation (period)… What is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name for a group of symptoms that you may experience up to 14 days before your period (menstruation). The…

  • a female caregiver puts her arm around an elderly woman as they walk outside

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical or intellectual condition. A chronic condition is one…

  • A young woman helps an older woman hold her tea cup as she takes a drink. Essential tremor is a disorder in your nervous system. It causes shaking movements that you can’t control, most often in your hands.

    Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a disorder in your nervous system that causes uncontrollable shaking… What is essential tremor? Essential tremor is a disorder in your nervous system. It causes shaking movements that you can’t control, most often in your hands. You might notice this tremor…

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It isn’t typically as serious as hepatitis… What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver. Normally, the liver breaks down waste products in your blood. But when the liver is inflamed, it doesn’t…

  • A lab technician holding a blood sample

    Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is spread from person to person through… What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver. Normally, the liver breaks down waste products in your blood. But when the liver is inflamed,…

  • Illustration of a woman with and without Bell’s palsy

    Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s palsy is a condition that temporarily paralyzes the side of your face. It usually goes away on its own… What is Bell’s palsy? Bell’s palsy is a condition that temporarily paralyzes the side of your face. It can affect all or part of…

  • senior woman rubs her temples in pain

    Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is inflammation of the arteries in the arms, upper body, neck, hips,… What are giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR)? This condition causes inflammation of the arteries in the arms, upper body, and neck…

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare genetic disorder that affects your adrenal glands… What is congenital adrenal hyperplasia? Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects your adrenal glands. These glands sit atop your kidneys and produce different hormones cortisol and aldosterone. Both are essential for life…

  • Woman holding clean menstrual pad

    Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods… What is amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is the medical term for when a woman doesn’t have menstrual periods. There are two types of amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is when you are late to start your…

  • A man with food poisoning sits on the couch and vomits into a green bucket.

    Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning is a primarily intestinal illness that occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful bacteria, viruses,… What is food poisoning? Food poisoning (also known as food-borne illness) occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, or…

  • Senior man holds his hand to his throat in pain

    Dysphagia

    Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can result from multiple causes… What is dysphagia? Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder, which means it may be difficult to swallow. People who have dysphagia have trouble swallowing solid foods, liquids, or saliva. They may not be able to swallow at…