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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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Nursing Homes a Hotspot for COVID-19 Deaths
'Psychological Distress' Has Tripled in U.S. During Pandemic, Survey Shows
Amid Pandemic, Protest Peacefully While Staying Healthy
Loss of Smell, Taste Might Be Long-Term for Some COVID-19 Survivors
Many Kidney Failure Patients Regret Starting Dialysis
Are Your Symptoms From COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?
'Gold Standard' Clinical Trial Finds Hydroxychloroquine Won't Prevent COVID-19
Plasma Therapy Aids Recovery in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
Similar to Adults, Obesity Raises Kids' Odds for Severe COVID-19
People Are Avoiding the ER During COVID-19 Crisis at Their Peril: Study
Case Study Examines What's Behind Severe Kids' Illness After COVID-19
Many Protests Happening in Cities With High Numbers of New COVID-19 Cases
Are Food Allergies Under-Diagnosed in Poor Families?
Coronavirus Pandemic Spurring Mental Health Crisis, Especially in the Young
Sinus Infection? 'Good' Germs in Your Nose May Be Key
Final States Reopen Amid Worries That Protests Will Spark New COVID Infections
AHA News: Looking for Ways to Protect Against Pandemic PTSD
AHA News: Both Blood Pressure Numbers Key to Pinpointing Heart Attack, Stroke Risk in Young Adults
COVID-19 Cases Drop in Warm Weather, But Not Much
Last Year's NYC Measles Outbreak Has Lessons for COVID Crisis
6 Feet of Social Distancing Best, but Even 3 Feet Should Help: Study
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Are Linked: Review
COVID-19 Rates May Be Lower Than Thought for Pregnant Women
As Postponed Surgeries Resume, Can U.S. Hospitals Handle the Strain?
Most Americans Still More Worried About COVID-19 Spread Than the Economy
What to Know If You're Headed to College With Asthma or Allergies
Coronavirus Was Already Spreading in U.S. in January: Study
AHA News: Inherited High Cholesterol May Be Common in People With Heart Disease
Your Eyewear and COVID-19 Safety
Pandemic Having More Impact on U.S. Hospitals Than Thought: Study
Big Need for Blood Donations as Postponed Surgeries Resume
As Hard-Hit Areas of America Show Slowing in Coronavirus Cases, Other Regions See Spikes
Hydroxychloroquine May Worsen Odds for Cancer Patients With COVID-19
AHA News: How Bacteria in Your Gut Interact With the Mind and Body
Music Might Help Soothe Ailing Hearts
Could an Injected Electrode Control Your Pain Without Drugs?
100,000 Dead, 40 Million Unemployed: America Hits Grim Pandemic Milestones
FDA Approves IV Artesunate for Severe Malaria
'Silent' COVID-19 More Widespread Than Thought
Drug Combos May Be Advance Against Heart Failure
Pollen Fragments Linger After Rains, Leaving Allergy Sufferers Miserable
A New Hip or Knee Can Do a Marriage Good, Study Finds
Only Half of Americans Say They'd Get a Coronavirus Vaccine: Survey
Coronavirus Cases Ticking Upwards in Nearly a Dozen U.S. States
Lockdown Got You Down? Experts Offer Tips to De-Stress
Could a Hormone Help Spur High Blood Pressure?
Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19
Getting Back to Work Safely After Lockdown
Remdesivir Will Not Be Enough to Curb COVID-19, Study Finds
Outdoor Swimming Pools Not a COVID-19 Risk: Expert
 
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Screening for Heart Disease
What is Lupus and Who Gets It?
Could You Have Prediabetes
Different Types of Anemia
Resist Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
Taking Energy Drinks to Heart
Weathering Migraines
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
What You Don’t Know About AFib May Hurt You
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
Telehealth
Is it Anxiety or a Heart Condition?
E.Coli Facts
Diabetes Doesn’t Disappear
Get Smart About Antibiotics: For Patients and Parents
Infectious Diseases A-Z: Measles
Brain Nourishment to Prevent Strokes
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'
The Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia
Diabetes- What You Don't Know Could Hurt You
Why Second Opinions Are Good for Patients
Heartburn or Heart Attack?
Follow Your Gut: Microbiomes and Aging
Treating Migraines
High Blood Pressure: What You Should Know
Reading the Stroke Signs
Belly Fat Danger Revealed
Diagnosing Celiac Disease
COVID-19: 5 Things to Know About COVID-19
COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs
Coronavirus Anxiety
Avoiding Illness When Traveling
Q&A on Coronavirus - COVID-19 with WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove
COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know
What Can I Do to Protect Myself from COVID-19?
10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 at Home
6 Steps to Prevent COVID-19
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
Knowing Your Risk for Pre-Diabetes
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
Seven Ways to Improve your Arthritis Pain
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
Breast Cancer Risk And Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce It
Does my Child Have Asthma and How Should it be Treated?
Superbugs Moving From Hospitals to Homes
Infectious Disease Expert Explains MERS
An Evidence-Based Approach to Youth Sports Concussions
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
Learning & cognitive difficulties in children: Challenges after a head injury, including concussion
Low Testosterone Often Spells Low Bone Density
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
Sport Concussions in Youth: Community Guide for Education, Treatment and Research
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
Cancer - What does it mean that a chemical causes an increase in cancer risk?
CDC Urges Sepsis Awareness
Managing Celiac Disease Through Diet
Learn the ABCs of Ticks with Dr. Bobbi Pritt
New Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn’s Fistula
Male Urethral Stricture Disease: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
Trends and Racial Differences in Celiac Disease
Obesity Can Have Implications Specific to Women
Zika Virus 101
Coping With Stress: Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Reduction
What are the Risk Factors for Kidney Disease?
Can Hypnotics Help Celiac Disease Patients Get a Good Night’s Sleep?
Aspirin 411: What the New Guidelines Mean
Kids With Asthma Who Are Exposed To Secondhand Smoke Have Twice As Many Hospitalizations
Ankle Sprains—Pain Free Does Not Mean Normal
Sport Concussions in Youth
Genetics For Preventive Cardiology
‘Creeping Fat’ May Contribute to IBD
What’s Triggering Your Allergies?
Is There a Link Between Celiac Disease and Heart Disease?
Lupus: Your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs
Psoriasis and beyond: targeting the IL-17 pathway
A Review of Treatments Available for Celiac Disease
How to handwash? With soap and water
Disparities in early childhood obesity: Risk factors and possible solutions
Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
Bone Up on Calcium
Lose That Burning Feeling (Heartburn)
Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know
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
Hepatitis C Lessons on a Chalkboard
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 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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