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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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Screening for Heart Disease
What is Lupus and Who Gets It?
Could You Have Prediabetes
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
Antibiotics Arent 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 Doesnt Disappear
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
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
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
COVID-19: How to protect against novel coronavirus?
Coronavirus - 7 Steps to Prevent the Spread of the Virus
Coronavirus: How to Talk to Kids
Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19
Whats 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: CDCs Response to the West African Ebola Epidemic, 20142015
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, Whats the Diff?
Reading the Warning Signs of Parkinsons
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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New Stem Cell Therapy for Crohns 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 Nights Sleep?
Aspirin 411: What the New Guidelines Mean
Kids With Asthma Who Are Exposed To Secondhand Smoke Have Twice As Many Hospitalizations
Ankle SprainsPain Free Does Not Mean Normal
Sport Concussions in Youth
Genetics For Preventive Cardiology
Creeping Fat May Contribute to IBD
Whats 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
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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