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There are thousands of medical conditions that may affect you or a loved one. Here we've provided resources about some of the most commonly affected body systems, and the conditions and diseases they may contract.
Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body. Learn more about diabetes here.
Cancer is a complex illness that requires clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in this directory is some general information about the disease.
Asthma is often undiagnosed--many people with the disease do not know they have it. Sometimes the only symptom is a chronic cough, especially at night, chest tightness, noisy breathing, or wheezing. Some people think they have recurrent bronchitis, since respiratory infections usually settle in the chest in a person predisposed to asthma.
There are many conditions that may affect your heart. We've collected resources about some of the most common cardiac conditions.
COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. According to the American Lung Association, more than 13 million Americans suffer from COPD.
Many children's backpacks are too heavy. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children carry no more than 10 percent of their weight in a backpack. Carrying too much, or carrying a heavy backpack on one shoulder instead of two, can increase curvature of the spine and produces neck and back strains. Your child should put heavier items in the pack first, so they are closest to the back. A smaller child should use a smaller pack. Packs should have wide, well-padded shoulder straps; these should be fastened so the pack is snug against the center of the back. Your child should lift a heavy pack by bending both knees and lifting with the legs.
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says
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