Medical Conditions and Allergies

Allergy -  Approximately 50 million Americans, including millions of children, have some type of allergy. In fact, allergies account for the loss of an estimated 2 million school days per year. Read more...

Alzheimer's Disease - Approximately 4 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, while almost 75 percent of their care is provided by family and friends. Read more...

Asthma - is a disease of the human respiratory system in which the airways narrow, often in response to a "trigger" such as exposure to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. This narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, which are the hallmarks of asthma. Between episodes, most patients feel fine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2001 estimates, 31.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma during their lifetime, while 20.3 million are currently diagnosed. Read more...

Autism - It is unknown how many children in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Studies done in Europe and Asia since 1985 have found that as many as 2 to 6 of every 1,000 children have an ASD. Read more...

Diabetes - Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, heart disease is the leading cause of diabetes-related deaths. Read more... Bleeding Disorder - or Hemophilia is a condition which prevents blood from clotting properly. It is caused by a dysfunctional or missing blood-clotting protein. Read more...

Epilepsy - Today, 2.3 million Americans have epilepsy and seizures. In addition, more than one million people with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite treatment and 180,000 new cases of seizures and epilepsy begin each year. Read more...

Food Allergies - An estimated 7 million Americans, the majority of them children, suffer from food allergies. Read more... Heart Disease - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States . In 2000, heart disease, accounted for 257.9 deaths per 100,000. Read more...

Heart and Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.[2] Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack). Read more...

Hemophilia - Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder which prevents blood from clotting properly. It is caused by a dysfunctional or missing blood-clotting protein. Read more...

Hypertension - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 percent of Americans ages 20-74  have hypertension (high blood pressure), which causes 23,761 deaths annually. Read more....

Lap-Band (Adjustable gastric banding) - is a form of weight loss surgery designed for obesity patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater. Read more...

Latex Allergies - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stethoscopes, erasers, and pacifiers may contain latex, a common allergy found in the general public and health care workers. Read more...

Leukemia - is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). It is part of the broad group of diseases called hematological neoplasm's. Read more...

Lupus -  is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. For most people, lupus is a mild disease affecting only a few organs. For others, it may cause serious and even life-threatening problems. More than 16,000 Americans develop lupus each year. It is estimated that 500,000 to 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with lupus. Read more...

Lymphoma - is any of a variety of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. In technical terms, lymphoma denotes malignancies of lymphocytes or, more rarely, of histiocytes. Collectively, these cell types form the reticuloendothelial system and circulate in the vessels of the lymphatic system. Read more...

Mental Retardation - Mental retardation is the most common developmental disorder. Mental retardation is characterized both by a significantly below-average score on a test of mental ability or intelligence and by limitations in the ability to function in areas of daily life, such as communication, self-care, and getting along in social situations and school activities. Read more...

Parkinson's Disease - Up to one million Americans suffer from Parkinson's disease, which is a motor system disorder. It is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time. Read more...

Peripheral artery occlusive disease - also, known as peripheral artery disease (PAD) or peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD), includes all diseases caused by the obstruction of large arteries in the arms and legs. Read more...

Vision Impaired - (or vision impairment) is vision loss (of a person) to such a degree as to qualify as a handicap through a significant limitation of visual capability resulting from either disease, trauma, or congenital or degenerative conditions that cannot be corrected by conventional means, such as refractive correction, medication, or surgery. Read more...

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