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What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The infection causes the alveoli also known as the air sacs to be inflamed and fill with fluid or pus causing difficulty breathing, fever, chills, and cough with phlegm. The severity of symptoms caused by pneumonia depends on many […]

Heart Failure

What is Heart Failure?  Heart failure is a condition where the heart weakens and can not sufficiently pump blood through the body.  This can lead to vital organs not getting enough blood and others may become filled with fluid.  The body may respond by causing one to feel fatigued, short of breath, and swelling.  Heart […]


What is Dementia? There are many different forms of dementia, but they all usually indicate some difficulty in memory or judgment. Dementia affects the brain in certain ways that cause one to have obstacles in their daily functioning. Individuals diagnosed with dementia may experience difficulty in speaking or writing coherently, recognizing familiar scenery, and demonstrating […]


What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones. Bones become fragile and can break more easily than usual, especially bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. Anybody can develop osteoporosis; however, it is most common in white, small, and thin older women, especially those with a family history of it. […]


What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. This happens due to an increased growth cycle of skin cells. It is not a contagious disease and occurs mostly in adults, however, children may get it, as well. What are the symptoms of Psoriasis? […]


What is Hypothyroidism?  Hypothyroidism is caused by an underactive thyroid gland. The thyroid gland, placed in the lower front of the neck, makes the thyroid hormones which helps the body use energy, stay warm, and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working the way they’re supposed to. When the thyroid gland is not […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by problems paying attention, difficulty controlling behaviors, and hyperactivity that is not age-appropriate. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.  What are the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? As listed by the […]

Atrial fibrillation (a-fib)

What is Atrial fibrillation (a-fib)? Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that is more common as one ages. Also known as A-fib, atrial fibrillation often predisposes individuals to strokes, heart failure, or other cardiac diseases. In atrial fibrillation the conduction of the heart is out of sync causing the upper chambers of the heart and […]


What is Hyperlipidemia? Hyperlipidemia, also known as high cholesterol, is when there is a buildup of fats in your bloodstream. The fat is composed of cholesterol and triglycerides that can cause blockages in your arteries leading to heart attacks, strokes, and other dangerous conditions. In treating patients doctors encourage patients to lower their low-density lipoprotein […]

High Blood Pressure/Hypertension (HTN)

What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of arteries, which carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Blood pressure does not remain constant the entire day, it may rise and fall throughout the day depending on your activity. It is measured using two […]