Normally medicines help us treat disease, but in people with drug allergies, taking certain medicines can cause the immune system to react and harm the body.
In this condition, an abnormal connection between arteries and veins causes blood to flow too quickly, leading to a risk of bleeding. Learn more here.
People with this type of asthma have a cough but no wheezing. Learn more about it here.
This type of brain tumor involves star-shaped cells of the brain that grow out of control. Learn about it here.
Learn about this genetic disorder that can weaken the immune system and cause gradual worsening of balance, coordination, and speech.
A central line — a tube surgically placed into a blood vessel — can be a convenient way to receive medicine through a vein over a long period of time, but it carries the risk of infection.
Learn more about this condition, in which abnormal brain signals cause a person's breathing to stop and start repeatedly during sleep.
Sometimes babies are born with anomalies - one or more parts of the body that are different from normal in size, shape, or functioning. Learn more here.
In this condition, which can affect a child's breathing, activity, and growth, the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently and meet the needs of the body.
This common viral infection can affect the respiratory tract. Almost everyone has had it at some point in their life. Learn about coronavirus here.
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Some babies refuse to eat or don't eat enough. Others have problems digesting food. Learn more about common feeding problems here.
It may seem embarrassing to talk about, but intestinal gas and the sounds and smells it causes are common and usually totally normal. Learn more here.
A fall onto the shoulder or an outstretched arm can result in this type of broken bone. Learn more here.
Kids with this inherited disorder can do well with therapies to help treat the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral challenges they face. Learn more here.
In this inherited condition, people can have attacks of swelling in the skin, airways, and intestines. Learn about hereditary angioedema here.
A bilateral hernia is an opening or weakness in the abdominal wall on both sides of the groin. Learn about it here.
In this condition, which often begins during the teen years, lumps form under the skin in areas like the armpit or groin. Learn more here.
In this common condition, there is a high level of fats called triglycerides in the blood. Learn how this is related to diet, lifestyle, and heart disease here.
Learn more about this type of autism that can impair social skills, delay speech, and cause repetitive behaviors.
In this genetic disorder, the body cannot break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the system and affects the brain. Learn more.
In this illness, something a person inhales can cause irritation and swelling in the lungs. Learn more here.
With this condition, an artery carrying blood from the heart to the lungs can form a sling around the windpipe and block air flow. Learn more about it here.
Learn about this genetic disorder that can cause a birthmark on the face called a port-wine stain, as well as other symptoms.