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Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a type a dementia which is characterized by memory loss, as well as problems with thinking, mood and behavior. Alzheimer’s typically begins in older adults and develops slowly u
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Alzheimer’s involves various kinds of symptoms as it affects different parts of the brain. One of the earliest symptoms is a difficulty with learning and memorizing new information. As the disease advances, symptoms become more severe including disorientation and confusion regarding common daily events, which is often compounded with suspicion and paranoia towards friends and family, along with changes in mood and behavior. In the most advanced stages, more basic activities become affected, including personal care, speaking and walking.

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Resources

  • Donovan T. Maust, MD, MS, Erin E. Bonar, PhD, Mark A. Ilgen, PhD, Frederic C. Blow, PhD, and Helen C. Kales, MD
  • Keane Lim, Yuen Mei See, and Jimmy Lee
  • Alissa Sauer
  • Kara Gavin
  • Honor Whiteman

Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders encompass a wide spectrum of mental illnesses characterized by excessive worry, which significantly affects everyday life, as well as metal and physical wellbeing. Worry, fear and an
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Although each specific type of anxiety disorder has specific symptoms, they all share some signs in common, including: Worry, fear, uneasiness, moodiness or irritability, avoidance of stressful situations, headaches, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and insomnia.

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Resources

  • William Meek
  • Susan A. Stoner, PhD, Research Consultant H
  • Karina Karolina Kedzior and Lisa Tabata Laeber
  • Doug Campos-Outcalt , MD, MPA Patricia Hamilton Cecilia Rosales , MD, MS
  • Jasmin Collier

Arthritis

The term "arthritis" is typically used to describe joint pain, sweling or disease. Moreover, arthritis is not a single disorder, rather, it is a symptom which may be part of several illnesses. To date
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The most common symptoms of arthritis are pain, soreness, swelling, and difficulty moving one or several joints. The symptoms can vary in severity, from mild to severity. They may also worsen gradually over time or exacerbate in recurrent crises. Arthritis decreases quality of life as the chronic pain and impairments in movement can make common activities very difficult, including walking, sitting down, standing up, or climbing stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent damage to joints. Some of these changes may be visible to the naked eye, including deformities such as knobby finger joints; while others can only be observed on X-rays. Furthermore, some types of arthritis are accompanied by symptoms in other organs, including the intestines, eyes, lungs, heart, skin and kidneys, among others.

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Resources

  • Helena Miles
  • Linda Peckel
  • Lana Burgess

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which involves recurrent episodes of respiratory distress caused by narrowing of the airways. These crises are most frequent at night or early in
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Common warning signs include:

The hallmark of asthma is the presence of recurrent episodes of shortness of breath, accompanied by feelings of chest tightness, often described as a difficulty for letting air out; along with coughing, which worsens at night and early in the morning, and wheezing, which is a whistling sound that can be heard during exhalation. During periods without crises, patients with asthma may remain asymptomatic, or complain of decreased tolerance to exercise or physical strains, as well as various kinds of allergies.

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Resources

  • Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT
  • Luis IG Ribeiro and Philip W Ind
  • Jeanette M. Tetrault, MD, Kristina Crothers, MD, Brent A. Moore, PhD, Reena Mehra, MD, MS, John Concato, MD, MS, MPH, and David A. Fiellin, MD
  • Kristeen Cherney
  • Jacqueline Paumier

Autism

The term "autism" refers to a spectrum of mental conditions characterized by challenges with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as repetitive behaviors and unusual interes
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Autism spectrum disorders are defined by the presence of three key characteristics: Difficulties in social interaction, impairment in communication skills, and a proneness towards repetitive behaviors. Nevertheless, the severity of each of these kinds of symptoms can vary significantly, spanning high-functioning subjects with only mild difficulties in everyday lives, to highly affected individuals with a greater degree of general disability.

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Resources

  • Scott E. Hadland, MD, MPH; John R. Knight, MD; and Sion K. Harris, PhD
  • Laura Geggel
  • Erin Hiatt
  • Jessica Wright
  • Debra Kamin