autoimmune polyglandular syndromes (PAS)

Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes (APS) – Types 1 & 2

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Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes (APS) – Types 1 & 2: APSs include a wide variety of autoimmune disorders that are divided into a very rare juvenile type 1, and a relatively common adult form type 2. There is also a third …

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epilepsy - seizure first aid

Epilepsy – Seizure First Aid (Infographic)

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Epilepsy – Seizure First Aid: A seizure is an electrical disturbance in the brain that can cause confusion, muscle jerking, and loss of memory. A person who suffers more than one seizure is said to have epilepsy. Poorly controlled seizures …

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osteoporosis overview

Osteoporosis Overview (Infographic)

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Osteoporosis Overview: Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that causes them to weaken and become fragile – increasing the likelihood of a fracture. It is sometimes referred to as a “silent disease” because it can exist for years without …

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8 easy stretches to relieve back pain

8 Easy Stretches to Relieve Back Pain

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8 Easy Stretches to Relieve Back Pain: Back pain is one of the most excruciating sensations one can experience. Pain can be caused by a chronic condition such as ankylosing spondilitis, a sudden accident, lack of activity, or constant strain. It …

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nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary infections

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Pulmonary Infections

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Pulmonary Infections: NTM are a type of bacteria that occur naturally in the environment (water and soil) which do not cause tuberculosis or leprosy. NTM do cause pulmonary infections that resemble tuberculosis, however. Human disease from NTM …

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acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP)

Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP) Overview

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Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP) Overview: Acute interstitial pneumonitis (AIP), also known as Hamman-Rich syndrome is an uncommon type of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia for which researchers have not yet found a cause (idiopathic). Pneumonia results when tissues of the lungs become inflamed in reaction to infection. The …

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gestational diabetes - risk factors

Gestational Diabetes – Risk Factors

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Gestational Diabetes – Risk Factors: Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women who get high blood pressure.  This is due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and can cause the baby to grow very large, leading to …

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polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Overview

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder characterized by enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid, follicles, located in each ovary. Women with PCOS have an imbalance of hormones that interferes with normal reproductive processes.   …

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eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) – Not Such a “Rare” Disease after All

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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease of the esophagus (the “food pipe” which goes from the mouth to the stomach), and is triggered by allergies to certain foods or environmental substances (such as pollen, weeds or trees). This leads …

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nonalcoholic fatty liver disease & nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition characterized by too much fat built up and stored in liver cells. People who do not drink a lot and have fatty livers are …

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