Ascites is a condition in which fluid collects in spaces within your abdomen. Although the most common cause of ascites is cirrhosis of the liver, for about 10 percent of people with ascites, the cause is cancer.
Many people think of asthma as a childhood disease, but it often occurs as a new condition in older adults.
College can pose challenges for the student with asthma. New and unfamiliar living quarters, school and social stresses, and other factors can trigger a flare-up.
Research shows that informed, supportive teachers and staff can play a big role in helping students manage their asthma.
You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.
If you think you may have allergies, talk with your health care provider about getting tested.
Atopic dermatitis is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants and young children, but may last until a child reaches adolescence or adulthood.
ADD can have a significant social impact on a person's life, affecting relationships in the family and on the job.
Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
Scientists believe bone spurs occur because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.
The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
Detailed information on claudication, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and a labeled, full-color anatomical illustration
As a patient, understanding the basics of the guidelines can help you take a more active role in your treatment.
Detailed information on the differences between the common cold symptoms and symptoms of allergies
A colonoscopy uses a small camera to examine the inside of the colon. It is typically used to screen for colon cancer, and to asses other injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
What kind of care would you want if you were no longer able to speak for yourself?
A pregnancy ended by miscarriage can be a traumatic loss. Unfortunately, it’s one that many women experience. Knowing how to deal with your feelings and find support can help you cope during this difficult time.
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
In general, only about three percent of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20 to 30 percent of persons in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your health care provider.
About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
Whether you have a turtle or a parrot or a tabby cat, the best prevention against disease is cleanliness.
When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.