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Acne

Skin
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disease known as the most common skin condition in the United States. It ischaracterized…

Addiction

Mental Health
Addiction stems from a dysfunction in the limbic system – an ancient part of the brain that consists of “reward”…

ADHD

Mental Health, Neurological
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and trouble paying attention. Children…

Allergies

Generic Health Relevance
An allergic reaction is the hypersensitive response of the immune system to a usually harmless substance. Normally, the immune system…

Alopecia

Skin
Alopecia is a condition characterized by hair loss in some or all areas of the body. Hair loss can be…

Anemia

Blood
Anemia occurs when there are not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin to carry oxygen throughout the body. Hemoglobin is a protein…

Angina

Cardiovascular
If you have ever been rushed to the hospital with a crushing pain in your chest only to be told…

Anxiety Disorder

Mental Health
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders with the unifying symptom of a persistent worry, fear, and/or distress about…

Asthma

Respiratory
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways that leads to reversible and episodic troubled breathing. Affecting approximately7 million…

Athlete’s Foot

Infection
Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that comes from a family of fungi known as dermatophytes – a…

Back Pain

Musculoskeletal
Back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder caused by injury or stress to the spine and/or the joints, tendons, ligaments, and…

Bell’s Palsy

Neurological
Bell’s palsy is a sudden onset of facial paralysis that causes one side of the face to droop. If you…

Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health
Bipolar disorder (formerly manic depression or manic-depressive disorder) is a type of mental disorder characterized by severe mood swings. One…

Bronchitis

Respiratory
An acute case of bronchitis is not fun to deal with. When you get bronchitis, the lining of the bronchial…

Bulimia

Mental Health, Nutritional
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and is considered a psychiatric illness. A person with have bulimia will struggle with…

Bunions

Musculoskeletal
A bunion (hallux valgus) is an enlarged bump of tissue or bone around the bottom of the big toe near…

Cerebral Palsy

Congenital Disorders
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Common Cold

Infection
A common cold is an acute upper respiratory tract infection usually caused by a family of viruses known as rhinoviruses.…

Conjunctivitis

Eye
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an infection of the inner part of the eyelid (the conjunctiva). One or both eyes…

COPD

Respiratory
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that obstructs the airflow within the lungs. In…

Covid 19

Infection, Respiratory
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus…

Dementia

Neurological
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Ear Infections

Ear Nose Throat
An ear infection occurs when the middle ear becomes inflamed and fluid builds up behind the eardrum. The inflammation is…

Eczema

Skin
If you or a loved one suffers from eczema, you are no stranger to the discomfort it brings. Eczema, or…

Fibromyalgia

Musculoskeletal
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a neurosensory disorder that causes chronic fatigue, stiffness, tenderness, and pain in the muscles, joints, and tendons.…

Gout

Musculoskeletal
Gout is a joint disease caused by an abundance of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste…

Heart Attack

Cardiovascular
A heart attack, also known as an acute myocardial infarction, is the blockage of blood supply and oxygen to the…

Heart Disease

Cardiovascular
The term “heart disease” encompasses a broad range of diseases that cause the heart and blood vessels to not work…

High Cholesterol

Nutritional
Also known as hypercholesterolemia, high levels of cholesterol in the blood are associated with atherosclerosis, which is the deposition of…

Hypertension

Nutritional
Hypertension is a disease in which the blood flowing through arteries has increased pressure. When blood pressure is measured, two…

Hypothyroidism

Metabolic Endocrine
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not generate enough regulating hormones. When thyroid function…

Insomnia

Neurological
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by a person having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. A person with insomnia…

Lupus

Inflammatory and Immune System
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the organs (brain, kidneys, heart, lungs, and skin), joints, and/or…

Lymphoma

Blood, Cancer and Neoplasms
Lymphoma is one of the blood cancers that target the lymphatic system. Lymphoma occurs when the white blood cells (lymphocytes)…

Melanoma

Cancer and Neoplasms, Skin
Melanoma is a rare and dangerous form of skin cancer originating from pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes. Melanoma can occur…

Migraines

Neurological
Migraines are recurrent episodes that occur as a form of headache accompanied by other neurological symptoms such as nausea, dizziness,…

Mononucleosis

Infection
Mononucleosis, also known as “mono”, is a contagious infection that in most cases is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).…

Narcolepsy

Neurological
Narcolepsy can be a debilitating condition. People with narcolepsy cannot control their “sleep-wake” cycles. They have trouble getting full REM…

Nicotine Dependence

Mental Health
Nicotine is a drug found in tobacco that can cause chemical dependency. This substance stimulates the adrenal glands and releases…

Obesity

Nutritional
Obesity occurs when a person carries an unhealthy amount of fat tissue which contributes to excessive weight gain. In the…

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (“porous bones”) is a condition of the bones characterized by a decrease in bone density, the lower the density,…

Panic Disorder

Mental Health
With around 40 million sufferers in the United States alone, panic disorder is one of the most common mental disorders…

Parkinson’s Disease

Neurological
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive and chronic neurodegenerative disease of the brain that leads to abnormalities in movement and…

Plantar Fasciitis

Musculoskeletal
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the heel. Over 2 million Americans suffer from this uncomfortable condition, which is…

Pneumonia

Infection
The thought of pneumonia can be scary. While the statistics of pneumonia fatalities are improving, it is still considered a…

Schizophrenia

Mental Health
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that is characterized by continuous or relapsing psychotic episodes.It can be quite severeandcause disordered…

Scoliosis

Musculoskeletal
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Normally, when looking at the spine it is in a straight line…

Stroke

Neurological
A stroke is a profoundly serious health condition that requires quick treatment to prevent death or severe disability. Every year,…

Vaginismus

Mental Health
Vaginismus is a condition caused by a spasm in the pelvic floor muscles in a female’s body. This involuntary contraction…

Varicose Veins

Skin
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Vertigo

Neurological
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