Ear infections 05/03/2011
Otitis media Highlights: Ear Infections Middle ear (otitis media) infections are very common in young children. They include: Acute otitis media (AOM) is an inflammation caused by bacteria that travel to the middle ear from fluid trapped in the Eustachian tube. Children with AOM exhibit signs of an ear infection including pain, fever, and tugging at the ear.
Eating disorders 02/08/2012
Anorexia; Bulimia; Binge eating Highlights: Eating Disorders Overview Eating disorders typically occur in young women. Bulimia nervosa involves a pattern of bingeing and purging. Many people with bulimia nervosa also suffer from depression. Anorexia nervosa involves a pattern of self-starvation. Patients often have an accompanying anxiety disorder (such as obsessive compulsive disorder) or depression.
Hysterectomy and endometriosis Highlights: Endometriosis Symptoms Endometriosis symptoms vary widely, and some women with the condition have no symptoms. Symptoms can include: Pelvic pain, especially around the time of menstruation Pain during sexual intercourse Heavy menstrual bleeding Sleep problems Cyclical abdominal pain Intermittent diarrhea and constipation Painful or difficult urination Blood in the urine Infertility and Endometriosis Endometriosis rarely causes a complete inability to conceive, but it can contribute to infertility both directly and indirectly.
Epilepsy Description: An in-depth report on the types, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy. Highlights: What Is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a brain disorder that is marked by recurrent seizures. Seizures (also called fits or convulsions) are episodes of disturbed brain function caused by abnormalities of the brain’s electrical activity. There are many different types of seizures. Causes Epilepsy can affect people of all ages but is most common in young children and older adults.
Exercise Description: An in-depth report on the benefits and types of exercise. Highlights: Overview: According to the 2010 Healthy People report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 46% of people aged 65 - 74 did not engage in any leisure time physical activity in 2008, the last year for which figures were available. In people over age 75, the percentage of those not engaged in any leisure time physical activity was 56%. The American Heart Association recommends that individuals do moderate exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.