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Cystic Fibrosis

Overview and Facts Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract. It is one of the most common type of chronic lung disease in children and young adults, and may result in early death.  ...

Diabetes

Overview and Facts Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery,...

Epilepsy

Overview and Facts Epilepsy is a disorder that results from the generation of electrical signals inside the brain, causing recurring seizures. Seizure symptoms vary. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, while others have...

Glaucoma

Symptoms and Types Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. There are four major types of glaucoma: Angle-closure (acute) glaucoma Congenital glaucoma Open-angle (chronic) glaucoma Secondary glaucoma All four types of glaucoma are...

Hepatitis C

Overview and Facts Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Most people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have no symptoms. In fact, most people don’t know they have the hepatitis C infection until...