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Lung cancer

Diseases and Conditions Lung cancer

Diseases and Conditions Lung cancer Lung cancer and smoking often, but not always, go hand in hand. As lung cancer stages advance, lung cancer symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and bloody mucus. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. What is Lung cancer Lung cancer is a type of ...

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What is a Hearing aid?

What is a Hearing aid

What is a Hearing aid A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear ...

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Diseases & Conditions

Types of Diabetes Mellitus

Types of Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes mellitus (or diabetes) is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body’s ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. All types of diabetes mellitus have something in common. ...

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What Is Mental Health?

Mental Health

Mental Health Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. What is ...

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Avian Influenza

Information on Avian Influenza

Information on Avian Influenza Avian influenza refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, ...

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What Is Medical Marijuana?

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana is any part of the marijuana plant that you use to treat health problems. People use it to get relief from their symptoms, not to try to get high. Most marijuana that’s sold legally as medicine has the same ingredients as the kind that people use ...

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HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection. The abbreviation “HIV” can refer to the virus or to HIV infection. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV attacks and destroys the infection-fighting ...

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Tips for conserving notebook battery power

Notebook Battery Protection Tips The maximum charge capacity of every battery decreases over time and with use. The rate at which this capacity decreases can vary depending on product configuration, product model, operating system, type of software used, power management settings, and other factors. Tips for conserving notebook battery power ...

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication ...

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