What is epilepsy?

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. People who have epilepsy have electrical activity in the brain that is not normal, causing seizures. There are different types of seizures. In some cases, a seizure may cause jerking, uncontrolled movements, and loss of...
What is reflux?

What is reflux?

What is reflux? The medical name for this condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is sometimes called acid reflux or heartburn. Reflux occurs when the acid from the food and liquid in your stomach backs up into your throat (esophagus). It can occur at...
What is Alzheimer’s disease?

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s Dementia is a type of dementia. Dementia is a condition that describes a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain. Dementia usually affects a person’s memory, thinking abilities, and...
What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body does not make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood. There are 2 main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body does not produce any...
Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

If you find yourself feeling under the weather with a fever, body aches, and other symptoms, you may wonder what is making you feel so bad. Is it seasonal influenza (commonly called the flu)? Or could you have COVID-19? While the two illnesses share many similarities,...
Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other cancer. Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking....

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