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  • Anthrax

    The Facts Anthrax is an infection that is caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. These bacteria form spores that are hard-shelled, dormant versions of

    Anxiety Disorders

    The Facts Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time as a result of a situation that we perceive as threatening or stressful, such as

    Aplastic Anemia

    The Facts The blood that circulates throughout the body performs a number of critical functions. It delivers oxygen, removes carbon dioxide, and carries life-sustaining

    Appendicitis

    The Facts A sudden inflammation or swelling of the appendix is called appendicitis. The appendix is a tube-like structure that branches off where the

    Arrhythmias

    The Facts An arrhythmia occurs when the heart’s regular rhythm changes, such as speeding up or slowing down, or when it beats irregularly. In

    Arthritis

    The Facts Arthritis is a chronic disorder that affects 1 in every 6 Canadians over the age of 14. And nearly 60% of those

    Asbestosis

    The Facts Asbestosis is a harmful lung condition that develops in people who have inhaled asbestos dust. When someone inhales the dust, the microscopic

    Asthma

    The Facts Asthma is a chronic lung condition. Inflammation, increased mucus, and muscle tightening cause the airways to narrow, and as a result, air

    Astigmatism

    The Facts The cornea is the clear front layer on the surface of the eye that does most of the work of bending light

    Athlete’s Foot

    The Facts Athlete’s foot, known as dermatophytosis of the foot or tinea pedis (“foot fungus”), is a common skin infection that affects the feet.

    Atrial Fibrillation

    The Facts The heart is divided into four chambers: two atria on top and two ventricles underneath. The role of the atria is to

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    The Facts Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that is characterized by a pattern of inattention (inability to concentrate), and hyperactivity-impulsivity, that

    Autism

    The Facts Imagine living in a world that doesn’t completely reach you, and to which you can’t always respond. For many people who have

    Avian Influenza

    The Facts Avian influenza, more commonly called “bird flu,” is a type of influenza or “flu” that occurs in all species of birds. The

    Back Disorders

    The Facts The spine is made up of bone segments called vertebrae. Vertebrae have two parts: 1) the cylinder-shaped vertebral bodies to the front;

    Bedsores

    The Facts Bedsores are also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers. They form when your bone squeezes your skin and tissue against an

    Bedwetting

    The Facts Bedwetting is common for children, affecting more boys than girls. The condition occurs in 10% to 15% of children at the age

    Bell’s Palsy

    The Facts Bell’s palsy is a sudden facial paralysis that usually strikes all or part of one side of the face. Men or women

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    The Facts The prostate gland is a small, round lump of tissue located between the penis and the bladder. Its function is to add

    Binge Eating Disorder

    The Facts Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder where a person has recurrent episodes of binge eating. During these episodes, the individual

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