Diabetes (Type 1)

Refinements in the care of this serious, lifelong disease have improved'from the development of new forms of medication to pumps...


Insomnia

Insomnia is a general term that refers to difficulty falling or staying asleep. It's not really a disorder, but a...


Depression

Everyone gets sad sometimes. It's all part of being human. But if you have true depression, you know the difference....


Constipation

Constipation is a condition in which you can't move your bowels on a regular schedule, resulting in dry, hard stool...


High Cholesterol

Even if you're lean and healthy, high cholesterol could put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. Don't worry:...


Congestive Heart Failure

An increasing number of people now live with congestive heart failure. This serious condition requires long-term treatment. Medical research is...


Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)

Few things are as scary as learning you have cancer. But, more and more people are surviving this disease, including...


Influenza (Flu)

We've known about the flu forever: Hippocrates first described this illness in 412 B.C. Only recently has science finally started...

Cold

There's a good reason this ailment is often called the common cold: North Americans catch more a stunning 1 billion...


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The overwhelming symptom in chronic fatigue syndrome is long-standing physical and mental exhaustion with no clear cause.


Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is potentially preventable, because it has a precancerous stage.


Cataracts

Cataracts are permanent once established. But the opaque contents of the lens capsule can be removed to restore vision.


Cancer

Cancer is a disease that occurs when body cells grow out of control. Many of the 200 different types of...


Bunions

Feet hurting in those shoes? Bunions can be a killer.


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a severe mental illness in which periods of deep depression alternate with periods of overactive, excited behaviour,...


Back Pain

Back pain is the nemesis. And it's no wonder, given that the spine is a complex structure of vertebrae, discs,...

Asthma

Asthma attacks can make people feel as if they are suffocating. As they struggle to draw breath through narrowed airways...


Arthritis

Experts still aren't sure why cartilage, the shock-absorbing tissue that normally coats the ends of bones, sometimes breaks down. When...


Alzheimer’s Disease

Few ailments are as heartbreaking as Alzheimer's disease. Initially, the body remains vigorous, while the mind slowly and inexorably wastes...


Allergies

For millions of people, allergies'sneezing and wheezing, runny noses and itchy eyes'are the natural consequences of opening a window, working...


Adult Acne

Even if you sail through your teens with clear skin, you may develop acne when you're an adult. Don't despair....