Acute lymphocytic leukemia 03/18/2014 () Acute lymphoblastic (or lymphocytic) leukemia Highlights: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) There are four major types of leukemia. ALL is the most common 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 outlook than adults.
Alcohol use disorders 03/18/2015 () Alcohol dependence; Alcohol abuse; Alcoholism Highlights: Do You Have a Drinking Problem? You may have an alcohol use disorder 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 could not. Had withdrawal symptoms when you tried to stop drinking.
Allergic rhinitis 06/24/2013 () 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. Outdoor allergens cause seasonal allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever), which typically occurs during the spring and summer.
Alzheimer disease 10/07/2014 () AD; Dementia Highlights: Alzheimer Disease Dementia is significant loss of cognitive functions such as memory, judgment, attention, and abstract thinking. Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive brain disease. It affects more than 5 million Americans, and millions more worldwide. Risk Factors Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer disease.
Anemia 03/08/2015 () 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.
Anxiety disorders 04/08/2014 () Panic disorder; Phobias; Panic attacks Highlights: Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders include: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Panic disorders and panic attacks Agoraphobia Specific phobias Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) Separation anxiety disorder Selective mutism Risk Factors Risk factors for anxiety disorders depend in part on the specific disorder.
Asthma in adults 08/24/2014 () 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 a sudden worsening of symptoms.
Asthma in children and adolescents 08/29/2014 () 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 Patient Education . Patients should be taught skills to self-monitor and manage asthma. Parents should get a written asthma action plan from their children’s doctor, which includes information on daily treatment and ways to recognize worsening asthma.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 04/08/2014 () Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ADHD. Highlights: ADHD Guidelines The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children. Their 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.