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.
Despite popular belief, teens, children and even babies can have high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension. It's not just a disease for the middle-aged and elderly. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences of this disease.
Huntington’s Disease is a genetic neurological disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, which impairs a person’s functional abilities, resulting in cognitive, motor and psychiatric disorders.
Cataract Awareness Month is intended to shed light and educate the public on the most common eye disease. This guide is intended to help educate your patients on what cataracts are, facts, risk factors, symptoms and preventive measures they can take to decrease their risk.
Summer is near which means children will be enjoying outdoor activities such as swimming, camping and skating. Although it is considered a nostalgic time of year filled with fun, summer is also referred to as trauma season by the medical community. In fact, emergency room visits increase by 20% in June, July and August.
Pneumonia ranges from mild to life-threatening and occurs when the air sacs of the lungs become inflamed and fill with fluid. Bacteria, viruses and fungi can all lead to pneumonia. The risk is greater for infants, people over age 65, or those with weakened immune systems.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors
NSAIDs are some of the most commonly used medications and are generally recognized as a safe, effective treatment for many conditions. This information has been prepared for medical providers to share with patients to explain the importance of proper management of OTC & prescription NSAID medications to prevent gastrointestinal complications.