Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD or acid reflux, is a common condition that affects more than 60 million Americans at least once a month. It occurs when the liquid content of...

ACNE

What is acne? Acne is a common skin condition caused by oils that get trapped in the pores forming “whiteheads” or “blackheads,” which can subsequently become infected and inflamed resulting in pimples or cysts....

ADHD

What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as age-inappropriate impulsiveness, lack of concentration, and sometimes-excessive physical activity.  This condition is associated with learning difficulties and lack of social skills. Since there is no...

AGING

WHAT IS IT? Aging is a natural process and not a disease. It is something we all will experience and deal with in hopefully a positive manner. Ideally, numerous benefits attend old age: wisdom; the...

Allergies

UNDERSTANDING ALLERGIES Allergies are a very common health problem in North America. Approximately one out of five people in the United States are affected by hayfever. With this condition one reacts to substances in the environment such...

ANXIETY

WHAT IS ANXIETY? Anxiety or worry is normal to feel at times. However, when one feels anxious without reason or find it disrupts functioning in daily life it can be a sign of generalized anxiety...

ARTHRITIS

WHAT IS ARTHRITIS? Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes swelling and pain that can range from mild to excruciating. Although there are more than two hundred diseases classified under the name “arthritis,” most...

ATHEROSCLEROSIS

WHAT IS ATHEROSCLEROSIS? The medical term atherosclerosis comes from the Greek words athero (meaning gruel or paste) and sclerosis (hardness). This refers to the name of the process in which deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular...

CANCER

Cancer is a complex disease with many known causes. Cancer harms the body when altered cells divide uncontrollably to form masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of leukemia, where cancer prohibits normal...

CANDIDA

WHAT IS CANDIDA? Candida albicans is one of the many types of fungi that live and grow inside most human bodies. Normally, Candida causes no harm; our bodies are equipped with probiotic (or “friendly”) bacteria...