Diseases and Conditions

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

For some people, frightening memories of a terrible event can resurface months or even years after the ordeal. In reliving the event, people become fearful and unable to cope with daily life.

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.

What Is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic illness. It begins with inflammation in the rectum and can progress to involve much or all of the large intestine.

What You Need to Know About Mental Illness

Every year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder that interferes with their ability to function at work or school or in their daily lives.

What You Need to Know About Vomiting

Although nausea and vomiting can make you feel miserable, it's important to remember that these are not diseases, but rather symptoms of many illnesses.

What's Up with Sinusitis?

Millions of Americans are affected by sinusitis every year. Even so, it's often misdiagnosed and misunderstood by people with the condition.

When You Have an Eye Allergy

Eye allergies usually affect both eyes. The main symptoms of an eye allergy include itchy eyes, increased tearing, red or pink eyes, and mild swelling of the eyelids.

When You’re Taking Heart Medications

These medications are life-giving and powerful. It's important to take them just as your doctor has prescribed.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) in Adults

Detailed information on whooping cough, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Why Healthcare Providers Remove Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens, a clear, soft structure behind the pupil that works much like a camera lens. The top cause of cataracts is aging. In fact, more people over 70 have cataracts than not.

Why Your Healthcare Provider Tests Your Blood Sugar

In adults, a screening blood sugar test is generally used to determine if your blood sugar is too high. For adults, having an elevated blood sugar usually will not give you symptoms and may indicate a pending or current problem with type 2 diabetes.

Your Child's Allergies: Dust Mites

Detailed information on dust mite allergens

Your Child's Asthma Action Plan at School

The best way to prepare the school staff to meet your child’s needs is to develop an asthma action plan.

Your Child's Asthma: First Office Visit

You may be wondering what questions the healthcare provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.

Your Child's Asthma: School Strategies

Research shows that informed, supportive teachers and staff can play a big role in helping students manage their asthma.

Your Child's Diabetes Care Team

Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.

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