This sections offers information on many diseases and conditions, including symptoms and treatments. Because healthy lifestyle choices reduce the risk of many diseases, this section provides tips on the choices you can make to stay healthy.
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Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be fatal. With the right information, treatment and support, most people with asthma can control their symptoms and lead active, healthy lives.
Flesh-eating disease is the common name for necrotizing fasciitis (nek-roe-tie-zing fah-shee-eye-tis), an infection that works its way rapidly through the layers of tissue (the fascia) that surround muscles.
Heart Disease – Heart Health
Heart disease is still one of the leading causes of death for Canadian men and women. You can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by understanding the risk factors that cause it, and by making the necessary changes to your lifestyle.
Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever
Legionellosis is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. It can lead to two distinct illnesses: Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever. Legionella bacteria are found in stagnant water sources at certain temperatures.
Protect yourself, your family and your community - Seasonal influenza (flu) is a common infection of the airways and lungs that can spread easily among people.
Even though tuberculosis can be cured with antibiotics, it continues to be a major health problem that kills almost two million people worldwide every year.
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