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No one likes to think they or their loved ones might one day suffer from a debilitating illness. However, life threatening afflictions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease are becoming all too common in western society.

Most people are understandably confused and frightened when they or someone they love are first diagnosed with a disease or disorder that may significantly affect quality of life and/or life expectancy. A large part of that fear comes from not fully understanding how or why it happened, and from the uncertainty of what’s going to happen next.

This section of the site provides an overview of some of the more common diseases and disorders plaguing the North American population today, including their known or suspected causes, consequences and ongoing disease management. A basic understanding of the disease process will help you know what questions to ask your doctor so that you can feel more empowered to take charge of your health. While you can’t change what’s happened, you can choose to manage your current situation in a positive, proactive manner in order to minimize any additional damage and maximize quality of life.

Please be advised this section provides brief overviews only (links to more detailed sources are provided for those interested in additional information), and the information should therefore in no way be considered complete; consult your health care professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Common Diseases and Disorders
(Click on each Disease/Disorder to reveal/hide details.)

The information contained in this site is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for personal care by a licensed physician.
Please see your physician for diagnosis and treatment of any concerning symptoms or medical conditions.

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Heart Attack / Stroke

Muscular Dystrophy      


Bipolar Disorder




Alzheimers Disease      

Anorexia / Bulimia      




Obsessive Compulsive Disorder      

Thyroid Disease





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