Abraham Eisenstein, M.D.
Saturday September 1, 2018 7:02AM ET
Back in 1984, an outbreak of a deadly new disease started to kill children in Brazil. Something that started with conjunctivitis became a disease with 90% fatality rate. And then it disappeared.
Saturday June 2, 2018 7:46AM ET
Fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a nasty condition: it causes pain all over the body and it is a long-term condition.
Saturday February 3, 2018 8:53AM ET
Autism is a complex developmental disability: it affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. It is not a disease that can be cured, it's a condition that lasts for life.
Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00AM ET
At some point in life, people start exercising for various reasons: to lose weight, to gain strength or just to feel better. But if they notice that they actually gained weight, they start to worry what's going on.
Saturday August 5, 2017 9:47AM ET
Coats' usually occurs in children or teenagers under the age of 18, although the disease has been diagnosed in patients as young as four months. Coats' is often detected by flash photography in a digital photo.
Saturday June 3, 2017 8:53AM ET
When time comes for a surgeon to do the first surgery on your own, this is both a scary feeling and excitement above anything else.
Saturday April 1, 2017 8:07AM ET
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can be spread directly from person to person, particularly in child day-care facilities, and from animal to person. HUS is the most common cause of sudden loss of kidney function in children.
Saturday January 14, 2017 6:51AM ET
They say the easiest way to reduce the risk for cancer is eating a healthy diet but what happens once the treatment starts? Healthy diet can make you feel better, give you more energy, and it may help you tolerate treatment-related side effects.
Saturday May 7, 2016 7:30AM ET
The pituitary gland, a small gland at the base of the brain, also known as the "master gland", produces several hormones that stimulate other glands to produce other hormones. When the pituitary gland produces insufficient amount of ACTH hormone, that causes a rare disease ACTH deficiency.
Saturday April 2, 2016 7:07AM ET
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is an infectious disease caused by the Sin Nombre hantavirus with flu-like symptoms that progress rapidly over a matter of hours.
Saturday March 5, 2016 6:54AM ET
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic condition that causes spontaneous swelling in various body tissues. The problem with HAE is that many people don't know HAE is causing their swelling until they are adults.
Saturday February 6, 2016 8:07AM ET
Acoustic neuroma, also known as a vestibular schwannoma, is a rare condition when a tumor develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. It can cause hearing problems and, if left untreated, serious medical conditions.