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Autoimmune Disease

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic disease that can cause inflammation and pain.
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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the US and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.
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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
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Cancer

Bladder

Bladder cancer starts when cells that make up the urinary bladder start to grow out of control. As more cancer cells develop, they can form a tumor and, with time, spread to other parts of the body.
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Blood

Most blood cancers start in the bone marrow, which is where blood is produced. Blood cancers occur when abnormal blood cells start growing out of control, interrupting the function of normal blood cells, which fight off infection and produce new blood cells.
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Breast

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast. It can start in one or both breasts. There are many types.
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Colon

Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon).
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Gynecologic

These cancers involve the female reproductive system.
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Head & Neck

Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the mucosal surfaces of the head and neck (for example, those inside the mouth, throat, and voice box).
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Kidney

Kidney cancer is cancer that begins in the kidneys. Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They're located behind your abdominal organs, with one kidney on each side of your spine.
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Liver

Primary liver cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the liver. Cancer that forms in other parts of the body and spreads to the liver is not primary liver cancer.
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Lung

Lung cancers usually are grouped into two main types called small cell and non-small cell. These types of lung cancer grow differently and are treated differently.
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Prostate

Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. The prostate is a gland found only in males.
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Skin

Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer, caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations. These mutations lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.
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Testicular

Cancer that starts in the testicles is called testicular cancer. More than 90% of cancers of the testicle start in cells known as germ cells.
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Thyroid

The thyroid gland is in the front part of the neck, below the thyroid cartilage. The main types of thyroid cancer are differentiated, medullary, and anaplastic.
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Rare

Rare cancers are those that affect fewer than 40,000 people per year in the US.
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Cardiovascular Heart and blood vessel disease (also called heart disease) includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis.

Arrhythmia

A problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat.
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Congenital Heart Disease

CHDs are present at birth and can affect the structure of a baby's heart and the way it works.
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Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should.
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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart.
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High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls is consistently too high. The heart has to work harder to pump blood.
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High Cholesterol/Triglycerides

With high cholesterol/triglycerides, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.
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Heart Attack

A heart attack is a medical emergency. A heart attack usually occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. Without blood, tissue loses oxygen and dies.
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Peripheral Artery Disease

Primarily caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the legs or lower extremities is the narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs.
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Stroke

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.
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Endocrine An endocrine disorder, including diabetes, results from the improper function of the endocrine system, which includes the glands that secrete hormones, the receptors that respond to hormones and the organs that are directly impacted by hormones.

Type I Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition.
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Type 2 Diabetes

A condition that happens because of a problem in the way the body regulates and uses sugar as a fuel.
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Hypothyroidism

When the thyroid gland makes too little thyroid hormone.
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Hyperthyroidism

When the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone.
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Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

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HIV/AIDS HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

HIV/AIDS

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Lifestyle: Diet and Exercise

Diet

Food is the fuel of the body. Learn about healthy habits.
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Exercise

It's time to get moving!
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Mental Health

Addiction

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite adverse consequences.
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ADHD/ADD

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.
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Anxiety

Anxiety can be normal in stressful situations such as public speaking or taking a test. Anxiety is only an indicator of underlying disease when feelings become excessive, all-consuming, and interfere with daily living.
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Bipolar

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).
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Cognitive

Cognitive impairment is when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life.
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Depression

A group of conditions associated with the elevation or lowering of a person's mood.
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Men's Health

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is defined by difficulty getting and keeping an erection.
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Hair Loss

Baldness is the partial or complete lack of hair growth, and part of the wider topic of "hair thinning".
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Prostate

Other than cancer, prostate problems are inflammation (prostatitis) and enlarged prostate (BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia).
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Muscle/Bone/Joint

ALS

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
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Arthritis

Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age.
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Muscular Dystrophy

A group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.
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Orthopedic

Dysfunction and injury of the bones and joints.
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Paralysis

Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move some or all of your body.
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Non-Cancer Lung Disease

Lung Disease

Issues of the lung not resulting from cancer.
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Pain Management

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body, as well as fatigue and trouble sleeping.
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General Pain Management

Treatment of pain in various modes.
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Headache

Migraine, cluster, chronic, and more.
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Hospice

Hospice care focuses on the care, comfort, and quality of life of a person with a serious illness who is approaching the end of life.
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Pandemic

Covid

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Monkey Pox

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Premature Birth

Pre-Premature Birth

Issues involving the gestation of premature offspring.
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Post-Premature Birth

Issues dealing with the progression of premature offspring after birth.
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Off Topic Discussions

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