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Between 4 and 7 million children (59% of the population) and 9 to 13 million adults (46% of the population) in the United States are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
There are as many as 8 million adults with ADHD in the USA (about 1 in 25 adults in the USA).
Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. Nearly 6 million asthma sufferers are children.
Accidental pregnancy is a widespread problem in the United States with almost 50 percent occurring in women using some type of contraception, according to the National Survey of Family Growth.
Chemotherapy is a term that encompasses drugs used to treat and destroy cancer cells. Typically it works by interfering with the growth or reproduction of the malignant cells. The actual mechanism varies by the category in which the drug is classified.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. The most common causes of COPD are two related diseases, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD obstructs air flowing in and out of the lungs. The obstruction is generally irreversible and becomes worse over time.
CHD frequently leads to heart attacks and is the number one cause of death for males and females in the United States. Approximately 1.2 million people suffer from heart attacks annually in the United States and as many as 50% are fatal.
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition where a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein. While this can occur in any vein, it is most typical in the legs, usually in the calf and thigh.
Depression is characterized as a mood disorder where an individual feels sad, often without any traceable cause.
The American Diabetes Association reports that someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds. Use our guide to find out how to get screened and manage your condition with your doctor’s help.
Type 2 diabetes (formerly called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.
Wrinkles are creases, ridges or folds in the skin and manifest due to damage to the skin.
When stool or feces leaks from the rectum and there is loss of control in having bowel movements, a diagnosis of fecal incontinence is made.
It is estimated that nearly one-quarter of the population has high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hip replacement is a surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial joint made of metal, ceramic, and/or plastic.
Implants consist of little plastic rods containing hormones, released over a set time frame to prevent ovulation and pregnancy.
When a person has indoor allergies, the body’s immune system mistakenly reacts to substances, such as dust, mold, animal dander, or animal saliva, as invaders.
Knee replacement is a surgery to relieve knee pain and improve mobility of the knee, most often in people with arthritis of the knee.
Depression is a disorder of the brain that leads to constant feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low energy that are so strong that you have trouble with daily life for weeks at a time.
Multiple sclerosis affects 350,000 people in the U.S.
Obesity is a condition of excess weight due to too much body fat, not too much muscle.
Seasonal allergies affect an estimated 40 to 50 million people in the United States.
People who suffer from severe persistent asthma usually experience asthma symptoms throughout the day on most days and have frequent symptoms at night, as well.
Smoking is one of the most avoidable causes of cancer and other medical conditions, posing one of the largest public health problems.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease that causes ulcers in the large colon and rectum and is part of the inflammatory bowel disease group.