Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ever heard of the disease yaws?

For most of us, it's something out of a novel of the 1800s.  However, this tropical disease is still around and a threat in numerous parts of the world:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tennis elbow, anyone?

You don't have to swing a tennis racket to contract tennis elbow.  Here's what causes it and the treatments that are effective:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What causes Williams syndrome?

It's a rare disease associated with faulty genes.  Here's more about Williams syndrome:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is sympathetic ophthalmia?

You injure or have surgery on one eye.  At some later date - sometimes years after the fact - your other eye develops problems.  Read why here:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

What is Bornholm disease?

It's rare but very contagious.  It's linked to a common virus but takes its name from a small island.  Read about this disease here: