Diseases and Conditions

Know how to prevent, treat and control the symptoms of various diseases and medical conditions. We explain what's happening in your body when disease strikes, and what you can do to feel better faster.

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If you want to protect yourself and family from getting the flu, you definitely need to check out these 10 tips. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

If you want to build a defense against the flu, you should stay abreast of the latest flu news. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu.

The basics of lung cancer gives an overview of this disease that infects the lungs. Learn more about the basics of lung cancer and what you can do prevent the disease from infecting you.


UTIs can be avoided with the right habits. Avoid urinary tract infections with these four simple lifestyle tips.

Learn how you can prevent urinary tract infections with these simple do-it-yourself tips.

By National Women's Health Resource Center

How do you get a UTI? Get answers to your Urinary Tract Infection questions in this article.

Urinary tract infections are treated with medications that kill the bacteria causing the infection. Get answers to your Urinary Tract Infection treatment questions in this article.


Early rumors claimed that having HIV doesn't mean that you necessarily have AIDS. Is there any truth to this?

Since AIDS is carried through the blood, what are the chances of contracting it from a mosquito bite?

In the U.S. alone, 20.8 million people have diabetes -- and about a third don't even know it. Find out some information you just may need.

By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.

What exactly is a headache? Find out what causes your head to hurt from different causes.


Over the next several years, cancer vaccines have the potential to completely change the treatment of cancer. Learn how these vaccines will work!

By Kevin Bonsor

How long can a germ live in a room? My son had a friend over, and the friend was coughing all over the house. How long can his germs infect people?

What causes flatulence?

What causes an "ice cream headache" -- the headache you get when you eat something cold?


If you've got allergies, you know the drill -- sneezing, wheezing, itching. Know why you get these symptoms? You may be surprised at the answer. Learn about the immune-system mix-up we call an "allergy."

By Steve Beach

Cancer is the subject of encyclopedia-sized books and hours of conversation in thousands of family households across the world. In this article, we'll take a look at the different types of cancers and address treatments, detection and terminology.

By Dr. Jerry Gordon

Learn about how GERD is treated in this article.

By Elizabeth Scherer

Learn about GERD treatment in this article.

By Elizabeth Scherer