Head Injury - January 22, 2010 01:57 PM
Millions of people suffer from head injuries every year. Use the Head Injury Web Guide to learn more about different types of head injury, including common head injuries such as concussion, cerebral contusion, skull fractures and hematomas.
Vaccination and Immunization - September 22, 2009 11:20 AM
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforces, “Disease prevention is the key to public health
,” and vaccination
is a reliable, cost-effective way of reducing the risk of contracting a specific disease. Mumps, measles, whooping cough, tetanus and polio: These once prevalent diseases have all been brought under control through the widespread use of vaccination.
Celiac Disease - July 17, 2009 10:09 AM
Celiac disease is a highly common but underdiagnosed autoimmune disease that causes intolerance to gluten, a protein found in many grains and other foods. In this guide, find reputable Web sites, articles, recipes, blogs, online grocery stores and more that will help celiac disease sufferers live healthfully.
Down Syndrome - July 09, 2009 10:57 AM
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a person to face a distinct set of physical and mental challenges. Although raising a Down syndrome child or supporting an adult with the condition can be difficult, having the right information can make life a little easier for everyone.
Pandemics and Epidemics - May 29, 2009 11:28 AM
Today's interconnected world makes it easier for diseases to spread rapidly, and over great distances. Lately, talk of epidemics and pandemics frequent the headlines. While such news can be scary, the right information is important for understanding how to keep yourself healthy and eliminate unnecessary fears.
Genetics - May 08, 2009 09:34 AM
Genetics is a branch of biology that studies heredity and how certain characteristics or traits are passed from parents to offspring. The modern study of genetics began with the research of Gregor Mendel in the mid-1800s. His discoveries paved the way for today’s understanding of the role of genetics in human development and in the treatment of genetic disorders.
Surrogacy - March 26, 2009 10:04 AM
For prospective parents unable to have a successful pregnancy, surrogate motherhood can be a viable option for having a family. This Surrogacy Web Guide can help you learn more about what surrogacy is, how to choose a surrogate and, if you’re considering becoming a surrogate mother, how to decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
Stem Cells - March 04, 2009 10:30 AM
Stem cells have dominated medical headlines for years because of their tremendous potential to help cure illness, and because of the ethical questions surrounding their use. Read the Stem Cells Web Guide to learn more about stem cells, explore the stem cell debate and stay current on stem cell research.
Food Poisoning - February 26, 2009 03:54 PM
Many people can remember a family holiday or vacation gone bad because of a nasty case of food poisoning. Food poisoning is quite common, affecting millions of Americans each year. Use this Web guide to learn more about food-borne illnesses, how to treat them and how to prevent them.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - February 02, 2009 04:06 PM
Inflammatory bowel disease affects thousands of people of varying ages around the United States. The problem actually refers to a family of illnesses: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. This Web guide helps you differentiate between these conditions, learn about their diagnosis and treatment options, and find support resources online.
Multiple Myeloma - January 12, 2009 05:44 PM
Multiple myeloma is a relatively rare cancer affecting bone marrow and plasma cells in the blood. According to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, approximately 20,000 people a year develop this condition in the United States. But the somewhat uncommon nature of the disease hasn’t limited what information can be found about the subject online. The resources in this guide explore the causes and treatment options for multiple myeloma, and methods for connecting to other multiple myeloma patients.
Rabies - January 12, 2009 10:33 AM
Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all mammals—people, their pets and livestock. The disease is deadly, but it can be avoided with vaccinations, prompt treatment and some common-sense prevention. Use this Web guide to learn more about rabies, and how to protect yourself.
Hepatitis - December 11, 2008 06:25 PM
Hepatitis affects millions of people yet in many instances, those who are infected aren’t aware of it because they may not exhibit any symptoms. This Web guide can familiarize you with the types of hepatitis, help you understand how it is spread, and explain what you can do to avoid contracting hepatitis.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - December 03, 2008 01:41 PM
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder that causes discomfort in the hands and wrists of millions of people. While painful, the condition is generally treatable—and preventable. The Web sites in this guide can help you learn what can be done to correct carpal tunnel syndrome and protect yourself from developing the condition.
Lice - October 14, 2008 10:24 AM
Lice are parasitic insects that live in human hair. Usually more irritating than dangerous, these little critters can be a chore to get rid of (and prevent in the first place). The resources in this Web guide can help you accomplish both of those goals.
Dietary Supplements - September 30, 2008 12:02 PM
Step into a health foods store and you’ll likely be greeted by rows and rows of bottles filled with nutritional supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbs. Figuring out which supplements you need (or don’t need) to take can be challenging, to say the least. Time spent doing a little research with the Web sites recommended in this guide can help you sort through the myriad options available.
Teething - September 25, 2008 10:38 AM
Teething is an often-difficult rite of passage for infants and toddlers (and let’s face it, for their parents, too). Taking care of a youngster’s discomfort during this time and learning how to care for new teeth once they emerge requires some patience—and maybe a little research. Use this Web guide to help answer your teething-related questions.
Lyme Disease - September 10, 2008 11:13 AM
The number of Lyme disease cases reported each year has steadily increased since 1991. In 2006, nearly 20,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lyme disease starts with a rash and if not treated, can hurt the nervous system. This guide helps you learn its causes and symptoms. Read how Lyme disease is treated, get the latest research and learn where to find support.
Tourette Syndrome - August 12, 2008 01:55 PM
Tourette syndrome is an often-misunderstood condition that affects children and adults. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, boys are more likely to have Tourette’s. This Web guide describes Tourette syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and where to find support.
End-of-Life Issues - August 11, 2008 02:02 PM
Death is a subject most people don’t want to discuss and yet death is an inevitable part of life. Use this Web Guide to help prepare for your death or the death of someone you love. The resources here can help you manage your finances or estate in advance, and access funeral and bereavement resources.
Assistive Technology - August 04, 2008 02:54 PM
People with disabilities today are leading more independent lives than in generations past, often with the assistance of devices designed to help them with everyday activities, collectively called assistive technology. Learn more about the types of assistive technology available, how to find devices and where to get help paying for them.
Varicose Veins & Vasculitis - August 01, 2008 09:02 AM
Congenital Heart Disease - July 31, 2008 11:44 AM
Congenital heart disease is any structural or functional deformity in the heart resulting from malformation in the womb. According to March of Dimes, “about 40,000 infants (1 out of every 125) are born with heart defects each year in the United States. The defect may be so slight that the baby appears healthy for many years after birth, or so severe that its life is in immediate danger.” The causes of congenital heart disease are usually unknown, though genetic and environmental factors are likely responsible. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here
Arrhythmia & Heart Failure - July 31, 2008 10:27 AM
Arrhythmia is a condition where the heart beats out of time: either too fast, too slow or irregularly. Heart failure is a chronic disease in which the heart lacks the strength to adequately pump blood throughout the body, causing fluid to build up in the lungs, ankles and other body parts. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here
Aneurysm - July 31, 2008 10:24 AM
Arteries need to be strong to transport blood through the body at high pressure. If a section of an artery becomes weak, a bulge can form in the artery’s wall. These bulges are called aneurysms. As an aneurysm grows in size, a rupture becomes more likely. If a rupture occurs, uncontrolled internal bleeding and death can result. Fortunately, doctors can prevent aneurysms from rupturing if caught early. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here
Angina & Coronary Artery Disease - July 31, 2008 09:50 AM
Angina pectoris, commonly called angina, describes chest pain resulting from decreased oxygen supply to the heart. Coronary artery disease is a condition where plaque accumulates on the lining of the coronary arteries, causing them to harden and narrow. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here
Diagnostic Imaging - July 28, 2008 10:56 AM
Diagnosing injuries, diseases and conditions would be nearly impossible today without the range of methods available to look inside the human body. This guide explains the different techniques, how they work, and what to expect if one of them is ordered for you.
Fibromyalgia - July 28, 2008 10:20 AM
Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition characterized by pain throughout the body. Women are diagnosed with it far more often than men, and much about the disease remains unknown. Use this Web guide to learn more about fibromyalgia, including how it’s diagnosed and treated. You’ll also find resources on how to cope and where to find support.
Clinical Trials - July 21, 2008 10:45 AM
Clinical trials are an important part of developing effective treatments for the medical conditions many of us face today. However, becoming familiar with the clinical trials process, understanding the risks and benefits involved, and even finding a clinical trial that’s right for you can be an overwhelming process. The resources in this Web guide provide the guidance you need to find answers to your questions.
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia - July 17, 2008 09:42 AM
Of the four main types of leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) isn’t as frequently diagnosed. This Web guide points you to helpful sites that describe CML, including its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. You’ll also learn where to find support online, and how to connect with others who are battling the disease.