Diseases and Conditions

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  • 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…

  • woman with head down, 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…

  • An illustration of a healthy kidney and a kidney with cysts

    Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease that affects the kidneys. It causes abnormal sacs of fluid (called cysts)…

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication

    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a problem with blood flow in the arteries, especially those in the legs. Claudication is…

  • Image showing normal kidney and one with diabetic nephropathy

    Diabetic Nephropathy

    Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the kidneys.

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

    Some women will experience high blood pressure during their pregnancy. Treatment varies depending on the type you have and how…

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease)

    Metabolic dysfunction-associated liver disease is formerly known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. It is a a buildup of fat in…

  • Woman with gallstones holds her stomach in pain


    Gallstones are hard deposits that form inside your gallbladder. They are most often caused when cholesterol becomes solid and can…

  • Tired woman sitting on the stairs with bottle of water in gym

    Exercise-induced Bronchospasm

    Exercise-induced bronchospasm is when the airways in your lungs narrow during exercise, making it hard to breath. This can make…

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition involving an obsession with food and weight that harms a person’s emotional…

  • Close-up image of a human eye. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It can cause blurry vision and progressive vision loss.

    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It affects the retina. A healthy retina is…

  • A woman with diabetes pricks her finger to test her insulin level. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) in the blood.


    Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly.