Alcohol
Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad? Does your drinking make you late for work? Does your drinking worry your family? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may have a problem with alcohol abuse.
Healthy Aging
Healthy Aging month is an annual health observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.


Alzheimer’s
As many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal.
Hemochromatosis
Hemochromatosis (HHC) is a leading cause of iron overload disease. People with HHC absorb extra amounts of iron from the daily diet.


AMD/Low Vision
Take your left hand and cover your left eye, now make a fist with your right hand. Take your right fist and place it directly in front of your right eye. The only thing you should see is images in your periphery or side vision. Now imagine that this is how you are to function within the world.
High Blood Pressure
One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't know they have it.


American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) represents board-certified facial plastic surgeons who have undergone extensive training to perform plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck.
High Cholesterol Learning Center
Did you know that high blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans? It’s a serious condition that increases your risk for heart disease; the higher your cholesterol level, the greater the risk.

American Academy of Otolaryngology
Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.
Immunizations
August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the life span, from infants to the elderly.

American Heart Month (CDC)
Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February "American Heart Month."


Infectious Disease Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA's purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.
American Heart Association
Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February "American Heart Month."


International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)
Our goal is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by travelers. To advance global health objectives, we want to award more scholarships and grants to healthcare practitioners from developing countries to study, research, and train in the field of travel medicine and health.
American Medical Association
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.






International Society for Infectious Disease
ISID is committed to improving the care of patients with infectious diseases, the training of clinicians and researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology, and the control of infectious diseases around the world. The Society recognizes that infectious diseases cross all national and regional boundaries and that effective long-term solutions require international scientific exchange and cooperation. The Society and its members are dedicated to developing partnerships and to finding solutions to the problem of infectious diseases across the globe.
American Society of Tropical medicine and Hygiene
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. Research, health care and education are the central activities of ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and clinics to country-wide programs.
International Society of Travel Medicine
The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel. In cooperation with health care providers, academic centers, the travel industry and the media, ISTM advocates and facilitates education, service, and research activities in the field of travel medicine. This includes: preventive and curative medicine within many specialties such as tropical medicine, infectious diseases, high altitude physiology, travel related obstetrics, psychiatry, occupational health, military and migration medicine, and environmental health.
Aphasia Awareness
The professionals who work with people who have Aphasia want to bring awareness to the public and let the public know how aphasia affects are fellow human beings.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects approximately 10% - 20% of the population.
Aplastic Anemia and MDS
The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to support patients, families, and caregivers coping with Aplastic Anemia (AA), Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome(Associated Content)
According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects approximately 10% - 20% of the population.


Arthritis
Arthritis isn't just 1 disease; it's a complex disorder that comprises more than 100 distinct conditions and can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Kevin Welch, M.D.
Dr. Welch's Skin Care Center offers high-end dermatology products, including the MD Forte line, Obagi products, SkinCeuticals topical Vitamin C and B, Kinerase, Neostrata, and Jane Iredale cosmetics.

Asthma and Allergy
Asthma is a disease of the lungs in which the airways become blocked or narrowed causing breathing difficulty. This chronic disease affects 20 million Americans. Allergies are diseases of the immune system that cause an overreaction to substances called "allergens."
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Every five minutes, someone in this country finds out they have leukemia,lymphoma or myeloma -- over 300 people per day. Every nine minutes, someone dies from blood-related cancer, and over 640,000 people are currently fighting these diseases.
Autism
Autism may affect as many as 1 in every 150 children, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.


Lung Cancer
Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells look under a microscope.
Better Speech and Hearing
Communication impairments affect the most vulnerable in our society -- the young, the aged, the disabled, and the poor.
Lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain.
Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.


Marfan Sydrome
It is estimated that at least 1 in 5,000 people in the United States have Marfan syndrome. The Marfan syndrome affects men, women and children, and has been found among people of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
Breast Cancer
No one can pinpoint exactly why one woman may get breast cancer and another won't. There are several breast cancer risk factors that increase the chances that a woman may develop breast cancer.

MCC Eye Institute
The Eye Institute at Medical Center provides a range of services seldom available in a private setting. Our staff's expertise encompasses all ophthalmic surgical subspecialties including laser vision correction, LASIK, cataract surgery and many more.
Breast Implants
Breast Implants 411 offers a wealth of information about breast implants, breast augmentation, breast enlargement, breast enhancement, and breast reduction surgery, including thousands of beautiful before and after photos.
MCC Gastroenterology
The doctors and staff of the Gastroenterology Center at the Medical Center Clinic believe you deserve to be treated with the utmost care and dignity.

Cataracts
Did you know that more than 50 percent of Americans over 65 will develop cataracts? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss in Americans 65 and older.
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an illness diagnosed in over 350,000 persons in the United States.


Celiac Disease
One out of 133 people in the United States is affected with celiac disease.


Neurofibromatosis
Neurofibromatosis encompasses a set of distinct genetic disorders that cause tumors to grow along various types of nerves and, in addition, can affect the development of non-nervous tissues such as bones and skin.
Cesarean Awareness
Women are four times more likely to die as a result of cesarean birth, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Ovarian Cancer
September kicks off National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Each year in September, awareness is raised about ovarian cancer, a disease that is often called the "silent killer".
Child Eye Health (Medical News)
September has been designated as Children's Eye Health & Safety Month, with the timing planned to coincide with back to school. Parents, early childhood educators and teachers have a vital role to play in helping to look for vision problems, which impact one in 20 preschools and one in four school-aged children.
Pancreatic Cancer (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)
Did you know that 32,180 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year? Pancreatic cancer is a common cancer.The symptoms presented by pancreatic cancer are often very similar to that of many other illnesses, and they don't always show until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage.
Child Eye Health
September has been designated as Children's Eye Health & Safety Month, with the timing planned to coincide with back to school. Parents, early childhood educators and teachers have a vital role to play in helping to look for vision problems, which impact one in 20 preschools and one in four school-aged children.
Pancreatic Cancer
Did you know that 32,180 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year? Pancreatic cancer is a common cancer.The symptoms presented by pancreatic cancer are often very similar to that of many other illnesses, and they don't always show until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage.
Childhood Cancer
Treatment of childhood cancer is one of modern medicine's success stories. Thirty years ago, few children with cancer lived, but now almost 75% are cured of their disease.
Plastic Surgery Information Services
Choosing to have plastic surgery is an important decision, and so is selecting a plastic surgeon.

Cholesterol Education (American Heart Association)
Did you know that high blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans? It’s a serious condition that increases your risk for heart disease; the higher your cholesterol level, the greater the risk.

Prostate Cancer
The American Cancer Society predicts that this year alone, more than 185,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and nearly 29,000 will die from the disease.  Each day, countless physicians and researchers devote themselves to treating patients and finding a cure. 
Cholesterol Education
Did you know that high blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans? It’s a serious condition that increases your risk for heart disease; the higher your cholesterol level, the greater the risk.

Psoriasis
Once thought to be a skin disorder, psoriasis is now understood to be a condition originating in the immune system that can appear in many different forms and can affect any part of the body, including the nails and scalp.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS is a serious illness and poses a dilemma for patients, their families, and health care providers.

Reyes Syndrome
Reye's Syndrome, a deadly disease, strikes swiftly and can attack any child, teen, or adult without warning. All body organs are affected, with the liver and brain suffering most seriously.
Colerectal Cancer
Colon cancer and cancer of the rectum usually begin as a small polyp. While most colon polyps are benign, some do become cancerous. Colon cancer symptoms may include a change in bowel habits or bleeding, but usually colon cancer strikes without symptoms.

Sleep Diagnostic Center
The Sleep Diagnostic Center at Medical Center Clinic offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere for diagnosing and treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Snoring, Chronic Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Restless Legs Syndrome, and all other aspects of sleep and wake disorders.
Derek Jones, M.D. - Facial Plastic Surgery
The face is always on display, and like it or not, we are constantly judged by our appearance. Dr. Jones specializes in the face. All of the procedures that he performs are from the neck up. This degree of focus allows him to address the unique needs of each patient’s face.

Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
The society is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of healthcare epidemiology and preventing and controlling morbidity, mortality, and the cost-of-care linked to healthcare-associated infections. SHEA has helped define best practices in healthcare epidemiology worldwide since its founding in 1980.
Diabetes
There are 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 8.3% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 7.0 million people (or nearly one quarter) are unaware that they have the disease.




Society of Hospital Medicine
SHM is the largest organization in the nation representing hospitalists and the practice of hospital medicine. It is our mission to promote the highest quality care for hospitalized patients as well as provide opportunities and support to hospitalists. We are committed to enhancing the practice of hospital medicine by promoting education, research, and advocacy. SHM's membership is comprises of approximately 10,000 hospitalists with more than an estimated 30,000 in the hospitalist profession.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Approximately 29 million Americans have diabetes and almost one third is at risk of vision loss because they do not know they have the disease. Use this month’s tools to increase your community’s awareness of diabetic eye disease.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Does your child have SMA? Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a rare genetic disease found mainly in newborns and children. SMA is a disease that affects the spinal nerves and causes weakness, especially in muscles closest to the spine.
Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It occurs in approximately one in every 800 live births.
Stephen Kimura, M.D. - Allergy/Immunology
We specialize in the treatment of allergies and asthma in both children and adults. We focus on the prevention and treatment of allergic diseases. We are proud of the personal and friendly care that we provide.
Endometriosis
Endometriosis is characterized by a growth beyond or outside the uterus of tissue resembling endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus.
Teen Pregnancy
Research indicates that sexually active teens are becoming more effective users of contraception and that more teens are choosing to remain abstinent during early and middle adolescence.
Epilepsy
About 2.7 million Americans have been treated for epilepsy in the past 5 years. That's 8 or 9 out of every 1,000 people. In other words, out of 60,000 people filling a big stadium, about 500 have epilepsy.
Thyroid
According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), approximately 27 million Americans are affected by Thyroid disease and more than half of those people remain undiagnosed.
Eye Injury
Accidental eye injury is the leading cause of visual impairment in the United States. More than 1 million people suffer from eye injuries each year in the United States.
Tuberous Sclerosis
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs.
Frost Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery may be your answer.





UV Safety
The sun's rays, also called ultraviolet or UV rays, can damage your skin and eyes. The short-term results of unprotected exposure to UV rays are sunburn and tanning. Long-term exposure may cause early wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, dark patches, skin cancer, and potentially blinding conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Headaches
To make our headaches go away, we spend over 4 billion dollars every year on over-the-counter pain relievers. The National Headache Foundation (www.headaches.org) says that over 45 million Americans get chronic (re-occurring) headaches.



Wilderness Medical Society
Early leaders identified areas of interest that have since become pillars of the curriculum for wilderness medicine education, including CME programs, medical school rotations, outdoor programs and FAWM criteria (see below). In addition to the Society's annual meeting, it also sponsors topic specific meetings (e.g. Winter Wilderness Medicine and Dive Medicine) and the quadrennial World Congress in Wilderness Medicine.