Diseases and Conditions

Diet for Lactose Intolerance

Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose

Disorders of the Immune System

When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.

Don't Ignore Dry Eyes

The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.

Drugs that Can Treat Alzheimer Disease

Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.

Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps

Cramps do not mean there is a problem with the muscle itself; rather, experts believe they happen when the fluid and electrolyte imbalance catches up to you or when a nerve overstimulates a muscle.

Endometrial Cancer

Cancer of the endometrium is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the lining of the uterus. It is highly curable when found early.


Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity.

Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.

Fever in Children

When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.


Detailed information on fibromyalgia, including cause, triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Finding Support for Emotional Issues

How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?

Finding the Right Rehab Program for Substance Abuse

Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues

people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a doctor when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a health care provider who is uninformed.

Genetics and Illness: What's Your Fate?

Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a pregnant woman has elevated glucose levels and other symptoms of diabetes—but did not have diabetes before she became pregnant.

Get the Right Help for Headaches

When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.

Getting the Most from a Mental Health Support Group

Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.

Glasses Can Help Even Young Children

Healthcare providers who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.

Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

People who feel they're unable to regain control of their lives because of their responses to the trauma may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Heart Attack Treatment Options

Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such as a bypass operation.

Heart Attacks and Women

For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.

Heart Disease: Communicating with Several Providers

If you are like most people with heart disease, you have several providers who each treat you for a different health issue.

Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief

Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease.

Heart Disease: How Disease Management Helps

Participating in a disease management program gives you the chance to ask questions about exercise, medication, diet, and other treatment options.

Heart Disease: Keep Your Gums Healthy

People with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than people with healthy gums.

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