Diseases and Conditions

Find doctor-approved information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases and conditions.

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  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Because they share common features, these two cancers are often referred…

  • Abusive Head Trauma

    Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) is a form of child abuse that can be deadly or leave a baby…

  • Anal Fistulas

    An anal fistula is an abnormal connection that forms between the anus and the skin outside of it. It usually…

  • Alopecia Areata (AA)

    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes you to lose small, round patches of hair on your head.

  • Insect-borne Diseases

    Insect-borne diseases are viral and bacterial illnesses from bug bites. Most commonly, they are passed from mosquitoes, sand flies, ticks,…

  • Clubfoot

    Clubfoot is a treatable congenital condition (present at birth) that causes a baby’s foot to turn inward or downward. It…

  • Bloating

    Bloating occurs in your abdomen. It happens when your GI tract fills with air or gas. Your stomach feels tight…

  • Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

    Indigestion happens when your body has trouble digesting food. Anyone can get indigestion. You can get it on occasion, or…

  • Enlarged Adenoids

    Adenoids are tiny pieces of tissue in the back of your throat. They hang above your tonsils. They help fight…

  • Bladder Stones

    Bladder stones are small crystals that form in your urine. They are hard and become trapped in your bladder. They…

  • Asthma in Kids

    Asthma is a disease that often starts in childhood and makes it difficult for your child to breathe.

  • HIV

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. A healthy immune system is what keeps you from getting…

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It isn’t typically as serious as hepatitis…

  • Canker Sores

    Canker sores are small, thin sores in your mouth. You might get them on the inside of your lips or…

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has…

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is highly contagious and does not yet have an approved vaccine. Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and…

  • Opioid Addiction

    An opioid addiction is a powerful urge to use opioids. These are medicines that are used to relieve pain, such…

  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection. It used to be more common and severe, but now is treatable. It can…

  • Ringworm

    Ringworm is a skin infection that makes a rash shaped like a ring. The rash can occur different places on…

  • West Nile Virus

    West Nile virus is a disease usually spread by mosquitos that can cause flu-like symptoms. Most people infected with the…