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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Is there a relationship between women and headaches? Learn more about this unique correlation between this common ailment and women.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

End of life depression can be a serious condition. Learn about end of life depression and how to treat it.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Expert opinions about diverticulosis can help you make the right decision. Learn more about diverticulosis in this article.

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Acupuncture can help reduce the discomfort associated with back pain. Learn all about acupuncture for back pain in this article from HowStuffWorks.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Can back pain be treated with a nerve block? Learn whether back pain can be treated with a nerve block.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Can back pain be treated with physical therapy? Find out if back pain can be treated with physical therapy.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Can back pain be relieved with surgery? Learn whether back pain can be treated with surgery.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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If your back pain is a becoming more severe, your doctor might order a discogram to determine the cause of your problem. Learn about causes, treatment option, and other useful information about headaches.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Failed back syndrome is a collection of conditions that emerge after surgeries or treatment. Get more on failed back syndrome in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Radio frequency can treat back pain. Learn about treating back pain with radiofrequency in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

You can get pain relief without shots or pills. Learn about new ways to take pain medication in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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Learn about how controls are built in to patient-controlled analgesia devices to prevent overdoses in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Magnets are said to have pain curing powers. Learn more about magnets as an effective treatment for pain in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Learn about using opiods to treat pain and what side effects may occur in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Learn why many pain medications combine narcotics and analgesics in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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Learn about treating nerve pain related to diabetes in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Learn about the various symptoms and disorders related to fibromyalgia in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Learn what causes shingles and how to treat it in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 16 to 20 million American adults. Learn more about this disease and what might be able to cure it in this article.

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Imagine going into surgery and instead of being given anesthesia, you are guided through self-hypnosis. Sound crazy? Learn more about hypnosis and discover if it really can be used as a treatment method.

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How can I monitor my blood pressure from home? Take a look at how a person can safely and conveniently take their blood pressure from the comfort of their on home in this article.

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Did you know that animals can cause allergy symptoms to appear without even coming into direct contact with a person? Check out what you should know about animal allergies in this article.

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Children are usually more susceptible to food allergies. Find out why children can contract a food allergy and what you can do to prevent them from acquiring food related allergies.

By Anne Munoz-Furlong

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Making use of headache support resources is a great way to get help for dealing with and treating your headache pain. Learn about facts headaches and support organizations.

These 10 tips can help you avoid headaches. Learn more about avoiding headaches in this article.