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

Foot-and-mouth diseases is a pretty odd-sounding name. So what is this condition?

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


Congestive heart failure (CHF) afflicts an amazing number of people. Learn the causes, early warning signs and treatment options for this common heart disease.

By Carl Bianco, M.D.

What's the poison in poison ivy that's so bad for your skin? Learn about this frustrating plant poison.

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

Medical research shows that high levels of cholesterol are associated with heart disease, the nation's number one killer. One in five Americans has high cholesterol -- find out if you're at risk.

By Dr. Jerry Gordon


Chances are, at some point in your life, you or one of your loved ones will confront some aspect of heart disease. It's a major cause of death all over the world. Find out what you need to know.

By Carl Bianco, M.D.

Learn about GERD treatment in this article.

By Elizabeth Scherer