Diseases and Conditions

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  • Hearing: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Noise-induced hearing loss normally occurs from regular exposure to loud noises.

  • allergy food

    Food Allergies

    A food allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a food. It is usually treated with antihistamines…

  • Woman injecting emergency medicine (EpiPen) into her leg


    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that needs immediate medical attention.

  • Two young women chatting in a coffee shop

    Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning.

  • Hands of woman who has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors on skin.


    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that affects your nervous system and nerve cells, producing tumors on your nerves.

  • Image of a foot massage for diabetic neuropathy

    Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes. It can cause changes in…

  • person sitting in a wheelchair in the his room

    Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that weaken and shrink your muscles. It is rare, but it gets…

  • A laboratory rack with several tubes of urine ready for analysis

    Microscopic Hematuria

    Microscopic hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in your urine.

  • Young woman with metabolic syndrome drinks water after jogging outdoors.

    Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a term for a set of risk factors for heart disease including high blood pressure, cholesterol, and…

  • Best and worst positions for your baby to help prevent hip dysplasia

    Hip Problems in Infants

    A hip problem in an infant is known as developmental dysplasia of the hip. It can lead to dislocation of…

  • close-up of female doctor checking blood pressure of male patient

    High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure (hypertension) is a medical condition that occurs when your blood moves through your arteries at higher pressure…

  • Doctor checking woman’s throat with a tongue depressor

    Strep Throat

    Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is called “strep” because the bacteria that causes the infection is…

  • A man in office clothes holding his back in pain

    Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis

    Lumbar spinal canal stenosis is when the canal in your lower spine narrows, squeezing the nerves in it. It’s treated…

  • closeup of a man wearing a blue shirt with an underarm sweat stain

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease that causes painful red bumps in places where hair grows, including armpits, groin…

  • Freezing cold man standing outside in the falling snow at night


    Hypothermia is a medical condition. It occurs when you are exposed to bitter cold for a long time and your…

  • Woman with headache in front of blurry surroundings


    A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache that can last for hours or even days.

  • woman sitting on bench outside covering face with hands, surrounded by trees filled with anxiety

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    A general anxiety disorder is ongoing anxiety that isn’t related to a particular event or situation.

  • Woman holds her wrist in pain

    De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your wrist.

  • Illustration of human brain with puzzle piece missing, depicting memory loss as a symptom of dementia


    Dementia is a group of symptoms often caused by changes in brain structure. It often occurs in older people but…

  • a lipoma under the skin by the elbow


    Lipomas are slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable lumps under the skin.