Acute lymphocytic leukemia 02/07/2012 () Acute lymphoblastic (or lymphocytic) leukemia Highlights: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) There are four major types of leukemia. ALL is the most common type diagnosed in children, and the least common in adults. About 6,000 people are diagnosed with ALL each year. Children account for two-thirds of these cases. In general, children with ALL have a better prognosis than adults.
Alcoholism 02/08/2012 () Alcohol dependence; Alcohol abuse Highlights: Do You Have a Drinking Problem? You may be experiencing symptoms of alcohol abuse (problem drinking) or alcohol dependence (alcoholism) if you: Have little or no control over the amount you drink, when you drink, or how often you drink. Tried to limit or stop your drinking but found you couldn’t. Had withdrawal symptoms when you tried to stop drinking.
Allergic rhinitis 07/10/2012 () Hay fever; Nasal congestion - allergies Highlights: Allergic Rhinitis Allergic rhinitis is the way some people respond to outdoor or indoor allergens. Outdoor triggers of allergic rhinitis include ragweed, grass, tree pollen, and mold spores. Indoor triggers include dust mites, pet dander, or mold that grows in humid indoor places such as carpets.
Alzheimer's disease 09/07/2011 () AD Highlights: Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia is significant loss of cognitive functions such as memory, judgment, attention, and abstract thinking. Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive brain disease. It affects more than 5 million Americans, and millions more worldwide. In 2011, the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association released their first new diagnostic guidelines since 1984.
Anemia 02/07/2012 () Iron deficiency; Pernicious anemia Highlights: Overview Anemia is the name applied to many different conditions that are all characterized by an abnormally low number of healthy red blood cells. There are many different causes and types of anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia, the most common type, is usually treated with dietary changes and iron supplement pills. Other types of anemia, such as those associated with chronic diseases or cancer, may need more aggressive treatment.
Anxiety disorders 02/08/2012 () Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Panic disorder; Phobias; Post-traumatic stress disorder Highlights: Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders include: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Panic disorder Phobic disorders, such as agoraphobia and social phobia Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Separation anxiety disorder Risk Factors Risk factors for anxiety disorders depend in part on the specific disorder.
Asthma in adults 07/11/2012 () Asthma in adults Description: An in-depth report on how asthma is diagnosed, treated, and managed in adults. Highlights: Asthma Guidelines The U.S. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma recommend: Assessment and Monitoring . Doctors should use multiple measures to determine a patient’s current condition and future risk for worsening of condition. Even patients who show few daily effects of asthma may be in danger of suddenly worsening of symptoms.
Asthma in children and adolescents 07/11/2012 () Asthma in children and adolescents Description: An in-depth report on how asthma is diagnosed, treated, and managed in children and adolescents. Highlights: Asthma Guidelines The U.S. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma recommend: Assessment and Monitoring . Doctors should use multiple measures to determine a patient’s current condition and future risk for worsening of condition. Even patients who show few daily effects of asthma may be in danger of sudden worsening of symptoms.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 02/27/2012 () Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ADHD. Highlights: New ADHD Guidelines In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children. The new recommendations include: ADHD should be recognized and treated as a chronic illness that can last through adolescence and into adulthood. Children as young as 4 years old and as old as 18 years old can be diagnosed with ADHD.