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High Blood Pressure
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High Blood Pressure

A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 130/80, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease...

Childhood Obesity
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Childhood Obesity

A condition in which a child is significantly overweight for his or her age and height. Very common More than 3 million cases per year in the United States Medium-term: resolves within months Usually self-treatable Usually self-diagnosable Lab tests or imaging not required Childhood obesity can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. There may...

Breast Cancer
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Breast Cancer

A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. Common More than 200,000 cases per year in the United States Treatable by a medical professional Requires a medical diagnosis Lab tests or imaging always required Breast cancer can occur in women and rarely in men. Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody...

HEP-C
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HEP-C

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Common More than 200,000 cases per year in the United States Treatable by a medical professional Spreads easily Requires a medical diagnosis Lab tests or imaging always required The virus is spread by contact with contaminated blood, for example, from sharing needles or...