Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries
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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic, potentially disabling anxiety disorder. This condition is characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or certain behaviours that
Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth. It can occur in the lining of the mouth or in the deeper tissues such as the
Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth caused by uncontrolled growth of an organism called Candida albicans. Candida albicans is an organism
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that causes the cartilage to break down and bone to overgrow or form cysts. Cartilage is a smooth,
Bones need calcium and phosphorus to remain healthy and strong, but the body also needs vitamin D to be able to absorb these two
Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of the bone marrow and surrounding bone due to an infection. When a bone gets infected, the bone marrow (the
Osteoporosis is a bone disease where parts of the bone become weak and prone to fracture. This condition is more common in seniors, but
Otitis media is a middle ear infection that is most common in infants and young children, especially those between the ages of 6 months
The ear is divided into three separate compartments: the inner, middle, and outer ear. The inner ear contains the balance organs and the nerves
In Canada, 1 in 72 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime. More Canadian women die from ovarian cancer than all other gynecologic
A person who has been diagnosed with the medical condition known as overactive bladder, or OAB, has sudden urges to empty their bladder. In
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