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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by extreme tiredness that can't be explained by an underlying medical condition.
Learn all about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), from symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, to its types, diet tips, and how it differs from osteoarthritis.
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Colorado tick fever is a viral infection transmitted through a bite from an infected tick. Learn about Colorado tick fever symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Acute stress disorder (ASD) may develop after a traumatic event and can last up to one month. Here's what you need to know about this anxiety disorder.
Systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause severe fatigue and joint pain. Learn more about it.
Rhabdomyolysis is a breakdown of muscle fibers that occurs due to muscle injury. Learn more about this condition.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.
Trichinosis is a disease caused by a roundworm infection. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how to prevent it.
Learn about the causes and symptoms of the West Nile virus.
The things you've wanted to know about MS are all in one place. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle management.
We explain what to expect during menopause, including the symptoms, home remedies, early onset, and more.
Low potassium levels in your blood can cause weakness, fatigue, and abnormal heart rhythms. Find out how to treat hypokalemia.
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