Diseases and Conditions

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

    Mad Cow Disease

    Mad cow disease is a rare and deadly brain disease spread by eating beef products from a cow that has…

  • Jock Itch

    Jock itch is a contagious fungal skin infection that usually appears around the groin in men.

  • Close-up of a young businessman holding side with kidney pain

    Kidney Infection

    A kidney infection results when bacteria get into one or both of your kidneys.

  • 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.

  • Ulcers

    Ulcers are sores on the lining of your stomach or small intestine.

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that causes burning, electric or shock-like pain in the face. It is caused by a…

  • Peyronie’s Disease

    Peyronie’s disease is the buildup of fibrous scar tissue in the penis, causing it to curve.

  • Lupus

    Lupus is a disease that affects your immune system, causing it to attack healthy cells and tissue.

  • A woman holding her lower back on one side, indicating kidney pain

    Kidney Stones

    Your body removes waste through urine that’s made in your kidneys. When waste doesn’t properly leave your kidneys, it can…

  • Ringworm on a man’s wrist


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

  • 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,…

  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, leading to stool leaking from the rectum. Many times it is…

  • Visual difference between a normal endometrium and endometrial hyperplasia

    Endometrial Hyperplasia

    Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition in which the endometrium (lining of the uterus) is abnormally thick. There are four types…

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

    Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart condition where people are born with an extra electrical pathway in their heart. This changes…

  • woman holding throat in pain


    Learn about the types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of thyroiditis, a name for several disorders that cause inflammation of…

  • Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse can happen when products aren’t used in the right way. Prescription medicines, illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol can…

  • sore throat, shown red, isolated on white background


    Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that causes you to have too much calcium in your bloodstream and not enough in your…

  • Hip Fractures

    A hip fracture is a break in your thigh bone (femur) where it connects to your pelvic bone. Hip fractures…

  • A man scraping his tongue with a tongue scraper


    Halitosis is another name for bad breath. It can be caused by foods you eat or not taking proper care…

  • Man with painful and swollen big toe joint due to gout inflammation


    Gout is a common type of arthritis marked by swelling and pain in your joints.