Bartter syndrome is a group of rare conditions that affect the kidneys. There are five gene defects known to be associated with Bartter syndrome. The condition is caused by a defect in the kidneys' ability to reabsorb sodium.
The tonsils are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the rear of the throat. They are part of the lymphatic system and help to fight infections. Tonsillectomy is a common outpatient procedure that is performed when problems arise with the tonsils.
Summer's almost here, bringing warmth and relaxation; however, long, light-filled days in the sun often also mean overexposure and increased risk of skin cancer. Considering that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, early detection is key; this resource will help you to educate your patients on common signs and how to decrease their risk.
On May 31, 1994 President Clinton signed a bill establishing National Men’s Health Week in an effort to promote awareness, disease prevention and education. In recognition of this bill, Congressman Bill Richardson stated the importance of raising awareness for men’s health, as it is a family issue – impacting not only men but wives, mothers, daughters and sisters.
Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of rare genetic disorders that cause loss and breakdown of cells in the retina. RP affects nearly 1 in every 4,000 people, typically starting in childhood eventually leading to loss of most sight. Please use this guide to better understand and learn about RP.
Chronic illness – the diagnosis of any such condition can be an unsettling experience, including discovering that you suffer from Crohn’s Disease. Knowledge is power. This guide has been prepared to help patients understand more about this disease and how to feel their best while living with Crohn’s.
Bones are living, growing tissue made of three major components that make them flexible and strong. There are a variety of factors that increase your risk for developing Osteoporosis. Contrary to popular belief, Osteoporosis is not a part of normal aging. There is much you can do to protect your bones and prevent this progressive condition.
Neurofibromatosis (NF) refers to several genetically inherited conditions that are clinically and genetically different and carry a high possibility of tumor formation. May is NF Awareness Month, a time to draw awareness and educate regarding this rare disorder.