Disease, Illness & Conditions
What Is Muscular Dystrophy? Facts and Statistics
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a disease that affects the muscles and currently has no cure. There are several types of MD, and they are more prevalent in men than women. This article explains the characteristics of each type of MD.
How to Manage COVID-19 Infected Diabetic Patients
Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients experience predominant alterations in their adaptive and innate immunity levels. Comprehensive COVID-19 therapies warrant the systematic management of glycemic control disruption in diabetic patients.
How to Care for Parkinson's Patients at Home
Being homebound can present specific difficulties in the care and treatment of Parkinson's disease for both the patient and their caregiver. Find at-home exercises to continue therapy while patients wait to resume their physical therapy appointments.
What Is Hypothyroidism, and Is It Treatable?
The inappropriate secretion of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland and thyroid gland’s dysfunction leads to the onset of hypothyroidism. The limited production of thyroid hormone inside the human body leads to the development of hypothyroidism.
How Much of a Concern Is the Coronavirus Outbreak?
Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has now spread to over 20 countries as travelers to the region return to their respective nations. Is it a global health emergency? How can we prevent it from becoming one?
Why Get the Flu Vaccine?
The flu vaccine is ready for the 2019-2020 season. This vaccine saves lives, so learn the facts. People older than six months should be vaccinated according to the CDC. In 2018, 80,000 in the U.S. died from the flu, plus numerous people were hospitalized. A new vaccine must be developed each year.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection: What You Need to Know
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that is associated with stomach ulcers as well as stomach cancer. It can cause an inflammation in the lining of the stomach which can lead to gastritis. Approximately half of the world population is infected.
How to Deal With Gastritis With Simple Lifestyle Changes
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and your tummy is aching? You feel nauseous, and eating breakfast is the furthest thing from your mind. This may be a sign of gastritis.
Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions About Autism: Awareness Matters
Despite an improved understanding of autism spectrum disorder, there is still misinformation. Here are some common myths about the disorder.
The Gallbladder Thyroid Connection: How the Health of One Affects the Other
Thyroid and gallbladder health are intricately connected. After gallbladder removal surgery, thyroid functioning often declines. Alternatively, thyroid dysfunction can result in decreased bile flow and the formation of gallstones. Proper nutrition, gut health, and supplementation can benefit both.
Raccoon Roundworm Infection ("Baylisascaris procyonis") in Humans
Raccoon roundworm can cause scary neurological symptoms in humans and dogs. Find out what the symptoms are, how it's acquired, and information about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
Understanding Acute Flaccid Myelitis Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
First noted by the U.S. medical system in 2012, the mysterious acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) became a growing concern until a Midwestern medical school and public health college involved their professionals to seek answers.
Why Are Rare Blood Types More Common Than You Think?
I am frequently asked about rare blood types. The most common questions are about the Rh Negative blood type. The next most common questions are about rare blood types being special in some way. This article will be helpful in answering questions and superstitions in "golden" or "special" blood.
What Is Broken Heart Syndrome?
When your spouse passes away, you may experience broken heart syndrome, which puts you, as the grieving mate, at a higher risk for cardiovascular events. Tips for the bereaved spouse along with suggestions for family and friends to help get through the grieving process are included.
Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: What You Need to Know
Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a rare but serious, sometimes deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western U.S. The disease is caused by a hantavirus that is carried by rodents and passed on to humans through infected rodent body fluids and droppings.
Is It Interstitial Cystitis or Recurrent Infections? Your Doctor Might Not Know
Maybe you were diagnosed with IC, but the diet and symptoms don't fit the diagnosis. Could it be something else like a recurrent infection? Find out here.
Geraldine Ferraro and the Psychology of Living With Cancer: A Model for Our Times
When Geraldine Ferraro was diagnosed with cancer, she was given 3 years to live. She lived for 12 more years. Learn what she believed helped her cope—and why she survived far longer than expected.
Infections (Other Than HIV) That IV Drug Users Contract: Hepatitis, Osteomyelitis, Cellulitis
When we think of infections that IV drug users get, we think of HIV. But there are so many other infections IV drug addicts can contract that can be potentially life-threatening. Here are just a few.
Brain Re-Ignition and Recovery After Coma and Flat Line Brain Death
The EEG "flat line" has indicated death, even when other organs function. In 2013, medical researchers discovered in coma patients a deeper level of (un)consciousness at which brain activity re-starts.
The Ultimate Guide for Lipoma: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lipoma is a skin condition that causes many people to worry. It affects many people in the world today. Here is everything you need to know about it.
Autoimmune Hepatitis Causes Cirrhosis of the Liver
Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that can be mild or very serious as it causes inflammation of the liver. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease, as well as how it is diagnosed and treated.
Narrow Angle Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Narrow angle glaucoma attacks are very painful and usually strike without any warning. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition.
What's That Weird Feeling in the Back of My Throat?
Got a weird feeling in your throat? Find potential causes, related symptoms, treatments, and self-help regimens to unravel the mystery of the "lump in the throat" phenomenon.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome vs. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease both affect the digestive system. While both can be quite distressing and even debilitating, they are quite different entities.
Anemia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
Anemia affects both children and adults. Anemia due to low red blood cell counts is different from leukemia which is a low white blood cell count. Anemia affects the ability of the red cells to carry oxygen to all body organs. Leukemia affects the ability of white cells to fight infections.