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Medical Disorders

Welcome to our Medical Disorders topic area. In this family of topic centers you will find information concerning common medical disorders. We've attempted to provide, in simple language, an explanation of what each illness is, how it occurs, what its symptom profile looks like, and ways that it can be treated. We have also looked at these illnesses with an eye to prevention, highlighting ways that people can avoid or minimize the impact of these dieseases on their lives.

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Could You Have Prediabetes
Resist Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
Taking Energy Drinks to Heart
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Crohn's vs Ulcerative Colitis
Six Things You Need to Know About Ebola
Headache or Migraine?
Preventing Pre-Diabetes
Getting Radiation During Breast Cancer Surgery
Antibiotics Aren’t Always The Answer
Adult Onset Asthma
Healthy Eating for a Diabetic
Younger People Slower to get Diabetes Diagnosis
Recognizing Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes: Know Your Numbers
Cold or Allergy?
What You REALLY Need to Know about Ebola
Signals You May be Ready for Joint Replacement
Slowing the Spread of Superbugs
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E.Coli Facts
Diabetes Doesn’t Disappear
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When Do You Need an Antibiotic?
Are You Having a Heart Attack?
The Journey of Palliative Care: Putting Quality Back Into Life
Treating 'Stomach Flu'
Diabetes- What You Don't Know Could Hurt You
Why Second Opinions Are Good for Patients
Follow Your Gut: Microbiomes and Aging
Vaccines 101: How new vaccines are developed
Treating Migraines
High Blood Pressure: What You Should Know
Reading the Stroke Signs
Belly Fat Danger Revealed
Diagnosing Celiac Disease
Coronavirus Anxiety
Avoiding Illness When Traveling
Q&A on Coronavirus - COVID-19 with WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove
Coronavirus - 7 Steps to Prevent the Spread of the Virus
Coronavirus: How to Talk to Kids
Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19
What’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
What Is Celiac Disease? Symptoms
Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer
Tackling Concussions
Understanding Parkinson's disease
Carpal Tunnel: Who Gets It?
Asthma 101
Health and Wellness: Taking a Stand Against Sitting
Back Pain: Oh My Aching Back
Itching for Answers: Testing Your Allergy IQ
Keeping Kidneys Safe - Know How Medicines Affect the Kidneys
The Role of Family History in Breast Cancer
What is Diabetes
Do your part to stop the spread of flu at home
Could You Have Prediabetes?
Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?
I Have High Cholesterol.. What Should I Do?
What Does "Bad" Cholesterol Do?
Five Things to Know About Measles
Celiac Disease 101 - An Overview
Asthma in Children: Working Together to Get it Under Control
Top 3 Tips for a Healthy Heart in the New Year
Do your Symptoms Add Up to Diabetes
Breakdown on AFib
Non-Smokers Getting Lung Cancer
Connecting with a Cardiologist
A Hot Treatment for Asthma
Who Needs a Flu Vaccine?
Keeping Up with Heart Failure
Turning the Immune System Against Lung Cancer
Dealing with Menopause, Naturally
Managing Chronic Disease Pays Off
Beyond the Data -- Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Peanut Allergies: A Bigger Threat to Kids with Asthma
Liver Disease and Anxiety and Depression
Improving Muscle Health
Stroke Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment Options Webinar
Cancer Clinical Trials: What is a Clinical Trial?
Zika Virus
Young People May Need Colonoscopy
Working to Eliminate Measles Around the Globe
Colorectal cancer: A disease of development
Huntington Disease
Facts about the Measles (MMR) Vaccine
Love Your Heart. Everyday Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Strong
Does my Child Have Asthma and How Should it be Treated?
Superbugs Moving From Hospitals to Homes
Infectious Disease Expert Explains MERS
How to Prevent and Detect Skin Cancer
Concussion Guide for Parents
How Your Immune System Works
How the Digestive System Works
Living with Lactose Intolerance
Avian Flu
Faster Healing for Abdominal Surgery
The Road to Zero: CDC’s Response to the West African Ebola Epidemic, 2014–2015
Avoiding Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke
Preventing Salmonella and E. coli
Adults: Do You Know What Vaccines You Need?
Seasonal Allergies
Game Change in Treating Heart Attack
Beyond the Data Update -- Climate Change and Health
Increased Rates of Pregnancy Complications in Women with Celiac Disease
Behavioral Health Response to Ebola
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WHO: Prevent hepatitis
Allergy Overload
Vaccines for Lyme Disease - Past, Present, and Future
Becoming a Living Liver Donor: Evaluation, Risks, and Recovery
Breaking Down Hip Fractures
Working on Your Back Pain
The Heartburn-Asthma Connection
Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance
Vaccinations and Immunizations
Influenza, an Unpredictable Threat
Hyper-Hypo Thyroid, What’s the Diff?
Reading the Warning Signs of Parkinson’s
Older Americans Preventing Diabetes
Asthma Update
Get Vaccinated and Prevent Measles
Family History and Heart Disease
Breast Feeding and Gluten Introduction: What Research Tells Us
Rashes: A Brief Overview of the Different Causes
Back to School: Sick Kids - Should They Stay or Should They Go?
Preventive Cardiology
Pumping up Heart Warnings on Pain Relievers
Pre-Diabetes a Chance for Prevention
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Managing Celiac Disease Through Diet
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New Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn’s Fistula
Trends and Racial Differences in Celiac Disease
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Zika Virus 101
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Lose That Burning Feeling (Heartburn)
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Zika virus - Questions and answers
Heartburn or Something More Serious?
Microcephaly and Zika virus infection - Questions and answers
Celiac Disease: What Is a Gluten-Free Diet
Zika Virus: Four Myths and What You Need to Know
Is It a Cold or Allergies?
What is Lupus and Who Gets It?
5 tips to keep your gut microbiome healthy
Lungs & Respiratory System
Heart Burn or Heart Attack?
How Parents and Caregivers Can Help Kids and Teens Cope with the Increased Stressors with COVID-19
How Your Thyroid Impacts Your Weight
Don't Underestimate the Dangers of Heat
Is it cold, flu or allergies?
How Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Are Related
Kids and Common Infections
 
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