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Lyme disease can be effectively treated

Lyme disease is an illness that is transmitted by deer ticks. Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium by the name of Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria can live in the blood of animals and can be spread by tick bites. It is very common in the United States and Europe.

Depression — you don’t have to live with it

Depression is a condition that causes a person to have a persistent feeling of profound sadness. Depression will also cause people to lose interest and pleasure in things that they normally enjoy. It is a type of medical condition or illness termed a “mood disorder.”

Parkinson’s disease: no cure, but helpful treatments available

Parkinson’s disease is a neurologic disease that affects the way a person moves. Brain cells (neurons) are lost or destroyed and, as a result, a messenger chemical called “dopamine” is reduced. When dopamine levels are low, the clinical signs of the disease occur. The condition will worsen over time. It often starts with a mild tremor in a …

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Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating to families

Alzheimer’s disease — the most common cause of dementia — is a group of brain disorders that cause a loss of intellectual and social skills. “Dementia” is an umbrella term describing multiple diseases and conditions that develop when nerve cells (neurons) in the brain die or are unable to function normally.