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Cauda Equina Syndrome

  There’s a collection of nerve roots at the bottom of your spinal cord that affects your legs and bladder. When an injury or herniated disk or other problem compresses those nerves, then that causes pain, weakness, and incontinence. Cauda equina syndrome is a medical emergency. What is cauda equina Read more…

Diabetes Type 1 & Type 2

The main difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is that type 1 diabetes is a genetic condition that often shows up early in life, and type 2 is mainly lifestyle-related and develops over time. With type 1 diabetes, your immune system is attacking and destroying the insulin-producing cells Read more…

Pediatric Heart Transplant

A heart transplant is surgery to replace a diseased heart with a healthy one from an organ donor. Organ donors are adults or children who have become critically ill, often because of injury. They will not live because of their illness or injury. If the donor is an adult, he Read more…

Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

The exact cause of Hodgkin lymphoma is not known. Genes and viral infections may increase a child’s risk of Hodgkin lymphoma. Conditions that are linked to Hodgkin lymphoma are listed below. But because Hodgkin lymphoma is so rare, the risk is still very low. Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis (mono) Read more…

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. Psoriasis is a common, long-term (chronic) disease with no cure. It can be painful, interfere with sleep, and make it hard to concentrate. The condition tends to go Read more…

Infectious Arthritis

Infectious arthritis, also called septic arthritis, is a painful infection in a joint that can come from germs that travel through your bloodstream from another part of your body. Septic arthritis can also occur when a penetrating injury, such as an animal bite or trauma, delivers germs directly into the Read more…

Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face. In most cases, the weakness is temporary and significantly improves over weeks. The weakness makes half of the face appear to droop. Smiles are one-sided, and the eye on the affected side Read more…

Glioblastoma Multiforme

Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Glioblastoma forms from cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells. Glioblastoma can occur at any age but more often in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting, and seizures. Glioblastoma, also known Read more…

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, leading to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people, and this inflammation often spreads into Read more…