Diseases and Conditions

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

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  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones and often occurs in older women.

  • man plucking the feathers of a bird's corpse

    Avian Flu (Bird Flu)

    Avian flu is a virus that is spread from bird to bird. In rare cases, certain strains of the virus…

  • older woman sits on bed with her hand on her hip in pain


    Arthritis is swelling of the joints. It’s painful and can limit your movement. There are many kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis…

  • close-up of pregnant woman with her hands on her stomach

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

    Fetal alcohol syndrome is a group of problems occurring in a baby when the mother drinks alcohol while pregnant.

  • silhouette of a person drinking, sitting behind bottles of alcohol

    Alcohol Misuse

    Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking too much alcohol too often. This can harm your work, school, and…

  • HIV

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

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity


    Obesity is a complex, and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure,…

  • A doctor listens to a patient’s lungs with a stethoscope. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs usually caused by bacteria or a virus. Walking pneumonia is a mild case of pneumonia.

    Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. How serious it is depends on what caused the pneumonia, your age, and…

  • Hands grabbing a bloated stomach


    Bloating is when your stomach is filled with air or gas from what you eat, your lifestyle, or for medical…

  • Osteopenia

    Osteopenia is a condition that begins as you lose bone mass and your bones get weaker.

  • A woman rubs her heel to relieve plantar fasciitis symptoms.

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and swelling in your heel.

  • A doctor wearing a white coat sits with a patient in his office to go over the benefits of the RSV vaccine.

    RSV in Adults Over 60

    Older adults (above the age of 60) are at higher risk for severe RSV infection. This is especially true if…

  • A medical drawing of uterine fibroids in and around the uterus.

    Uterine Fibroids

    Fibroids are benign growths (not cancer) in the muscular wall of the uterus.

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It can be treated with medicine and…

  • A young girl receives the measles vaccine from a doctor. Measles is a very contagious respiratory illness that also causes a fever and a rash. It is preventable with a vaccine.


    Measles (also called rubeola) is a serious respiratory illness. This means it affects the lungs and breathing tubes. It also…

  • sad-looking woman in a coat and scarf stands under an umbrella in the rain

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is triggered by the seasons of the year. Symptoms usually…

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs. These arteries can narrow or…

  • male patient sitting on exam table as doctor talks to him

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Most types of prostate cancer grow slowly…

  • Closeup of elderly woman’s hands sorting several prescriptions

    Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription abuse happens when people abuse medicines prescribed by a doctor. In the elderly, it can be hard to spot…

  • A woman sits with head down while holding baby pajamas.

    Postpartum Depression (PPD)

    Postpartum depression effects women after giving birth. It involves feelings of sadness, loneliness, worthlessness and restlessness that can last for…