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What is Lyme Disease?

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Most people who are infected with Lyme disease recover with antibiotics. For many patients with Lyme disease, however, the symptoms of the disease persist for months later, resulting in debilitating pain, fatigue, and numerous other symptoms. If you were bitten by a tick and are experiencing any symptoms associated with…

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

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Learning that you have Parkinson’s disease, or recognizing some of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in a loved one can be devastating. As many people know, Parkinson’s disease affects a person’s movement, and it can result in a person ultimately finding it difficult or even impossible to walk…

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What is ALS Disease?

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a serious medical condition that involves the gradual breakdown of nerve cells in the brain and the spinal column. Unfortunately, ALS causes the loss of muscle control. It is better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease — named after the baseball player who developed ALS in…

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What is Huntington’s Disease

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Huntington’s Disease is a very serious medical condition. It causes a progressive degradation of nerve cells in the patient’s brain. Unfortunately, Huntington’s has a severe impact on the patient — typically resulting in the development of significant physical and cognitive impairments. It is a medical condition that has a strong,…

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What is Heart Disease?

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Heart disease is a broad medical term that is used to describe a wide range of different conditions that affect a patient’s heart. Most often, heart disease involves the narrowing or blocking of blood vessels and arteries. Heart disease can lead to very serious medical complications, including a heart attack…

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What is an Autoimmune Disease?

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During the first half of the twentieth century, thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, as well as dangerous chemicals, while working and living on or near Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Unfortunately, it was not until decades later that experts discovered the link between exposure to…

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What is Peyronie’s Disease?

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Being diagnosed with a serious illness can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll on patients and their families. Recognizing this, the federal government created two programs that allow those whose injuries or illnesses can be linked to exposure to radioactive materials or other hazardous chemicals used at DOE facilities,…

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What is Graves Disease?

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Graves Disease is a disorder of the immune system that causes hyperthyroidism as a result of the excess production of thyroid hormones. The overproduction of thyroid hormones is caused by overstimulation of the thyroid gland by thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins (TSIs). Graves Disease is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism in the…

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What is Celiac Disease?

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Celiac Disease is an immune system disorder triggered by eating the protein, gluten. Gluten is often found in wheat, barley and rye. When you suffer from Celiac Disease and you eat gluten, it facilitates an immune reaction in your small intestines. Celiac Disease destroys the villi which are responsible for…

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