Diseases & Conditions

The immune system is our body's defense system against invading pathogens, but what happens when the immune system turns around and starts attacking the body? We succumb to autoimmune diseases. What Are Autoimmune Diseases? An autoimmune disease is defined as, "A condition...
Did you know that in the U.S. alone, nearly 790,000 people have a heart attack and close to 795,000 have a stroke annually? That is a scary number, especially when you consider the fact that our population comprises nearly...
Consider yourself lucky if you've managed to cruise through your life without having any vision troubles and the need for glasses or contacts. Unfortunately, good eye health in your younger years does not guarantee healthy vision as you age — there...
Have you ever wondered why you and your sibling(s) have some common problems like acne, tendency to gain weight, a gluten allergy or even rosacea? You can thank one or both of your parents for that because these and some...
Did you know that one in eight women have a risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer? That is a large number considering the advancement we have made in the field of cancer detection, treatment and cancer awareness. A possible consolation, though,...
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 60 to 80 percent of people diagnosed with dementia go on to develop Alzheimer's and most of these individuals are over the age of 65. In rare cases, if they are diagnosed earlier, the condition is...
Even though we have made a lot of advancements in the field of cancer treatment, being diagnosed with the big C is still very unnerving. In some people, the disease goes unnoticed until it is too late and treatment is no longer an...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2016, nearly 50 percent of people living with AIDS were above the age of 50. In 2008, the AIDS Institute established September 18 as the National HIV/AIDS and...
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is a difficult experience, especially when it is a child who has been diagnosed. Regardless of the type or stage of cancer, the initial days of dealing with the news may be the most difficult...
Did you know that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 47 million people around the world suffer from memory-related issues and this could increase by 28 million in the next 12 years? We also have statistics which show...

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