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Alternative Medicine

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

The increasing cost of health care in the United States and disappointment with conventional, or Western, medical practices has led people to seek different, more natural ways to maintain a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 616

Anxiety Disorders

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Millions of Americans—more than 16 percent of teens and adults—live with some type of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that include panic disorder, agoraphobia… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 616.85'22

Lupus

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Between one and two million people in the United States are known to have lupus. But many more people may have it and not know it. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 616.7'72

Tourette Syndrome

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Thousands of young people are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) each year. TS is a disorder of the neurological system, causing uncontrollable sounds or movements called tics. TS peaks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 616.8'3

Allergies

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Allergens are all around us: in the air, on our pets, and in our food. According to USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, accidental exposure to food allergens leads to fifty thousand… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.97

Diabetes

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Heart disease, hypertension, nerve damage, vision problems, liver damage…These are some of the complications of diabetes―a chronic and growing disease in which the body cannot use sugar… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.4'62

Leukemia

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

An estimated 245,225 people in the United States are currently living with leukemia or are in remission. More than forty-three thousand Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year. But… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.99'419

Obesity

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. The rate of obesity in children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions. USA… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.3'98

STDs

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, reports that in the United States "about 19 million new [STD infections, other than AIDS] occur each year, about half in young people between ages 15… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.95'1

AIDS

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

In the United States and around the world, AIDS remains a critical health issue. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 1.1 million people in the United… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.97'92

Asthma

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

More than twenty million people in the United States suffer from asthma, a disease of the lungs. In fact, asthma is the most common serious chronic disease among American children. Any person… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.2'38

Autism Spectrum Disorders

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Every year, one out of every 100 children in the United States—or six out of every 1,000 young people worldwide—is diagnosed with autism. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a neurologically… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.85'882

Depression

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Depression is a mental health disorder that affects the lives of millions. Statistics from the World Health Organization show that about 121 million people worldwide are clinically depressed… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.85'27

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

"Early intervention helps kids who need treatment," clarifies a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, in an article about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.85'227

ADHD

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

ADHD haunts children into adulthood," claimed a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. The inability to focus, sit still, or complete tasks makes it very difficult for people… Read More →

  • Dewey: 618.92'8589

Anorexia and Bulimia

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

"Anorexia, bulimia signal a troubled body and soul" cried a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. These serious eating disorders plague people of all ages, but mostly… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.85'26

Food Poisoning and Foodborne Diseases

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Tainted peanuts, deadly hamburgers, recalled tomatoes. Every year new problems erupt with the safety of the foods we eat and water we drink. Widespread recalls occur when food becomes… Read More →

  • Dewey: 615.9'54

Hepatitis

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

"The silent killer." That's how a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, described hepatitis. This life-threatening liver disease can go undetected for decades because it often… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.3'623

Influenza

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

With the 2009 outbreak of the deadly H1N1 flu, popularly known as "swine flu," people across the globe crowded emergency rooms and clinics for treatment. During outbreaks, schools shut down… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.2'03

Skin Cancer

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, and it affects people of all ages. Indeed, a headline from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, says, "Milder… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.99'477