Demystifying Your Health 2020

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Why are you tired all the time? One morning, you’re sitting at your desk and feel like you could...

Edema

What’s causing your legs to swell? You've been on your feet all day at work and when you get home,...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

How serious is it? Your skin is supposed to be the barrier that protects your insides from the...

Testicular Cancer

Is it the cause of that lump? While performing your monthly testicular exam, you notice a small...

Klinefelter Syndrome

What causes it? You and your partner are trying to get pregnant, but have been struggling, so you...

Gynecomastia

Why is your chest swollen? You’re in the locker room after gym class and look in the mirror while...

Hydrocele

Why is your scrotum swollen? One evening when drying yourself after getting out of the shower, you...

Bartholin’s Cyst

What is that lump? You’ve finished going to the bathroom and are wiping yourself when you notice a...

Yeast Infection

Why are you itchy down there? You’ve been taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection for the...

Mastitis

What is wrong with your breast? While getting dressed for the day, you notice that one of your...

Ganglion Cyst

Why do you have a lump on your wrist? Your typing away on your keyboard and happen to look down....

Restless Leg Syndrome

Why won’t your legs stay still? Over the past few nights, you notice that when you’re trying to...

HIV/AIDS

What you need to know? When HIV/AIDS came on the scene, it caused a worldwide panic. At the time,...

Rickets

Why does it impact children’s bones? If you’re like most people, you might’ve heard about rickets...

Scurvy

Why is it no longer prevalent? If you’re familiar with the history of long-ago sailors, you...

Yellow Fever

Where is it a problem? You’re planning a trip to South America. You go to your doctor to find out...

Typhoid Fever

Yes, it’s still out there! You’ve recently got back from an awesome vacation. Several days after...

Smallpox

Why you don’t need to worry You’ve probably heard of smallpox, but don’t know of anyone who’s ever...

Blisters

Why do they hurt so bad? You wore a new pair of shoes to work today. Gradually, throughout the day...

Skin Tags

What causes them to occur? One day you’re getting ready to go hang out with your friends and...

Dandruff

Why does your scalp flake? You’re getting ready to go out on a date and put on your favorite...

Acne

What causes it? We’ve all been there, you wake up in the morning before an important event and...

Chickenpox

Are they the cause of your child’s rash? Chickenpox used to be a common childhood illness. With...

Scarlet Fever

What does it have to do with your throat? Your son wakes up complaining of a sore throat and you...

Rubella

Is it the cause of your child’s rash? One morning when your daughter wakes up, you notice a rash...

Mumps

Why does it hurt when you chew? You’re eating your lunch and notice that the left side of your...

Measles

How contagious is it? In the United States, you don’t hear of people contracting measles that...

Narcolepsy

Why do you fall asleep unexpectedly? You’ve noticed that in the past few weeks you’ve been...

Glioblastoma

What does this mean? Lately, you’ve been having headaches with blurred vision and occasionally...

Bell’s Palsy

Why is half your face drooping? One morning while eating breakfast, you notice that half of your...

Spina Bifida

What’s wrong with your baby’s back? You’re pregnant and in your second trimester, so you’re going...

Cradle Cap

What’s on your baby’s head? One day, after feeding your baby, you’re holding her and watching her...

Ventricular Septal Defect

Why is there a hole in your child’s heart? Some people are born with a hole in their heart. While...

SIDS

What is it? If you’re a new parent, you’ve probably have heard stories about infants who have died...

PTSD

How do you know if you have it? You’ve survived a tragic event and, initially, it has a...

Social Anxiety Disorder

Why are you so nervous? At some point in your life, you’ve probably been nervous about something,...

Vasculitis

What causes it? Your blood vessels play a vital role in your body functioning correctly. So, when...

Endocarditis

Are you at risk? An infection can occur anywhere in your body. Most infections are minor and your...

Tachycardia

Why is your heart racing? You’re sitting in your favorite chair one lazy afternoon when all of...

Bradycardia

What is it? You might never have heard of the word bradycardia before, but based upon the ‘cardia’...

SARS

What is it? A few years ago, SARS was in the news every where. There was a significant amount of...

Mesothelioma

What is it? It seems like that every time you turn on the TV there is a commercial advertising for...