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Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflect substantial harm to a person's health. Overweight and obesity are not the same; rather they are different points on a continuum of weight ranging from underweight to being morbidly obese...


Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be very serious. It is the cessation of breathing that occurs during sleep. Usually, it is due to physical airway obstruction by the tissues surrounding and in the airway at some point between the nostrils and the larynx (voice box)...


Occupational asthma is often a reversible condition, which means the symptoms may disappear when the irritants that caused the asthma are avoided. However, permanent damage can result if the person experiences prolonged exposure...


Oral cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in any part of the mouth or lips. Most oral cancers start in the lining of the lips or mouth in the thin, flat cells called squamous cells.


Chronic or acute pain that occurs in the face, jaws and mouth is called orofacial pain. Pain in these areas can be very distressing because it makes talking painful and difficult...


The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is also known as "wear and tear" arthritis, because it is caused by the slow and steady degeneration and thinning of the smooth articulate cartilage that covers the ends of bones...


The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA), is also known as "wear and tear" arthritis because it is caused by the slow and steady degeneration of the smooth cartilage that covers the ends of bones. Healthy cartilage provides joints with a normal, pain-free range of motion and function and allows them to glide smoothly in their sockets, but osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage and narrows the spaces in which the joints move.


Osteomyelitis is an inflammation or swelling of bone tissue that is usually the result of an infection. Osteomyelitis, or bone infection, can have a sudden onset, a slow and mild onset, or may be chronic osteomyelitis, depending on the source of the infection...


Osteomyelitis is an inflammation or swelling of bone tissue that is usually the result of an infection. It can have a sudden onset, a slow and mild onset, or may be chronic, depending on the source of the infection.


An osteopathic fracture is any fracture that occurs as a result of osteoporosis, a disease that affects the bone density of aging individuals. Osteopathic fractures occur most commonly in the hips, ribs, wrists and vertebral column (along the spine). They may have serious consequences, often leading to acute and chronic pain, further disabilities, or even early mortality in the most severe cases.


Ovarian cancer happens when cells in or near your ovaries grow abnormally. The cancer cells can spread to other parts of your body.


Ovarian cysts are caused by the menstrual cycle or abnormal cell growth. Some cysts disappear without treatment, while others require surgery.