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Diseases and Conditions

  • Allergies on Vacation
    If you’re heading out of town, and you or your child has allergies or asthma, proper planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheezing and attacks under control.
  • Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At
    Roughly one person in four has some kind of allergy. The most common is "allergic rhinitis," which includes seasonal hay fever and year-round allergies to dust, animal dander, mold and some foods.
  • Allergy Medications and Vaccinations for Older Adults
    As you age, you should check with your health care provider about any allergy medications you take and make sure you are up to date on your shots.
  • Allergy Terms to Know
    A short glossary of asthma terms.
  • Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous
    Some treatment programs teach problem drinkers to reduce their drinking, an approach that appeals to people who otherwise might not seek treatment.
  • Alzheimer's Disease Quiz
    Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.
  • An Rx for RSV
  • Anemia Quiz
    Answer this one: What is the most common cause of anemia?
  • Answers to Questions About HPV
    Learning about HPV can help you avoid infection and seek treatment, if necessary.
  • Answers to Questions About Your Child's Mental Health
    Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.
  • Antibiotics Not the Cure for the Common Cold
    Most of the time, however, a cold passes in a week, with or without the use of antibiotics. Taking these drugs does not help you get better faster. In fact, it can create problems.
  • Are Feet at Fault for Back, Hip, and Knee Woes?
    If you are having problems with back pain, shin splints, knees or hips, look to your feet. Although these ailments might seem totally unrelated to one another, they can sometimes be linked to problems that start with your feet and how they're built, foot experts say.
  • Arthritis and Exercise: Q and A
    Doctors and physical therapists say people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without damaging their joints.
  • Ascites
    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.
  • Asthma on Campus
    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.