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Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

6 Members
Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, also known as acrocephalosyndactyly type 3 (ACS III) and Chotzen syndrome is a very rare congenital syndrome characterised by craniosynostosis (premature closure of one or more of the sutures between the ...


583 Members
Sarcoidosis is an immune system disorder characterised by non-necrotising granulomas (small inflammatory nodules). Virtually any organ can be affected, however, granulomas most often appear in the lungs (D860) or the lymph nodes (...


1439 Members
  • Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality and by significant social or occupational dysfunction. A significant...


817 Members
  • You may be surprised to learn that sciatica is not a spinal condition, but instead a symptom of a low back problem! Many different low back problems can cause sciatica. Sciatica is a term meaning pain that or...


258 Members
Scleroderma is a rare, chronic disease characterized by excessive deposits of collagen. Progressive systemic scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, the generalised type of the disease, can be fatal. The localised type of the disease t...
Category: Skin & Hair


1618 Members
  • Scoliosis affects all ages: infants, children, adolescents, and adults. About 80% of scoliosis cases are called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Idiopathic means the "cause is unknown". Girls...
    Category: Muscles & Bones

Seasonal Affective Disorder

893 Members
Seasonal affective disorder, also known as S.A.D., winter depression or the winter blues is an affective, or mood, disorder. Most SAD sufferers experience normal mental health throughout most of the year, but experience depressive...


10185 Members
  • Self-harm is also known as self-injury (SI), self-inflicted violence (SIV), self-injurious behavior (SIB), and self-mutilation, although this last term has connotations that some people find worrisome, inaccurate, ...

Senior Dating & Sexuality

395 Members
This community is intended for senior to discuss senior dating and sexuality, and the specific issues that arise for seniors, such as starting over as a widow or widower. A first date can be a very nerve-wracking experience at ...
Category: Seniors

Senior Health & Aging

276 Members
  • Aging is the process of becoming older. Aging is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions.There is often consid...
    Category: Seniors

Sensory Integration Disorder

728 Members
Sensory Integration Disorder is a neurological disorder causing difficulties with processing information from the five classic senses (vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular), and/or the ...

Separation Anxiety

562 Members
  • Separation anxiety disorder (or simply separation anxiety) is a psychological condition in which an individual has excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong...

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

6 Members
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the People's Republic of China. The disease was known to ...

Sex / Pornography Addiction

3123 Members
Sexual addiction, also sometimes called sexual compulsion, is a postulated form of psychological addiction to sexual intercourse and other sexual behavior. There is no consensus in the medical community that sexual addiction ac...

Sexual Abuse

9278 Members
  • Sexual abuse is a relative cultural term used to describe sexual relations and behavior between two or more parties which are considered criminally and/or morally offensive. Different types of sexual abuse invo...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Female

703 Members
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - also known as sexually transmissible diseases, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or (infrequently) venereal diseases (VD) - are diseases or infections that have a signifi...
    Category: Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Male

144 Members
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - also known as sexually transmissible diseases, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or (infrequently) venereal diseases (VD) - are diseases or infections that have a signifi...
    Category: Men's Health


1096 Members
  • Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the area of a dermatome. It occurs very rarely in children and adults, bu...

Shopping Addiction

932 Members
Oniomania (also known as shopping addiction or shopaholism), is the compulsive desire to shop. Although not a DSM-IV recognized disorder, oniomania has recently received increased media attention. Similar to other compulsive behav...

Short Stature

180 Members
  • Short stature refers to a height of a human being which is below expected. Shortness is a vague term without a precise definition and with significant relativity to context. Because of the lack of preciseness, ther...

Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS)

6 Members
Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, bone marrow dysfunction, skeletal abnormalities, and short stature. After cystic fibrosis (CF), it is the second mo...


3241 Members
Shyness is a feeling of insecurity that certain people experience while being among others, talking with others, asking favors of others, etc. Shyness is most likely to occur during unfamiliar situations. Since many shy people ...

Single Dads

522 Members
This community is dedicated to fathers who are going through the parenting process alone or without the support of a spouse. Single parenthood may occur as the result of many things. Often it is opted for by the parent (as in divo...

Single Parenting

3089 Members
A single parent is a parent with one or more children, who is not living with the child[ren]'s other parent. The legal definition of single parenthood may vary according to local laws of nations or provinces. Single parenthood may...

Sjogren's Syndrome

1221 Members
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. It is named after Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjogren (1899-1986), who first described it....
Category: Muscles & Bones

Skin Cancer

443 Members
  • In medicine (dermatology), there are several different types of cancer referred to under the general label of skin cancer. Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin, which can have many causes, including repeat...
    Category: Cancers

Sleep Apnea

1392 Members
  • Sleep apnea (alternatively sleep apnoea) is a common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These episodes, called apneas, last 10 seconds or more and occur repeatedly th...
    Category: Sleep Disorders

Sleep Problems - Childhood

152 Members
  • Sleep is the regular state of natural rest observed in all mammals, birds, and fish. Sleep is not actually "unconsciousness," but rather, it is a natural state of rest characterized by a reduction in voluntary body...


5 Members
  • Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) was a highly contagious viral disease unique to humans. It is caused by two virus variants called Variola major and Variola minor. V. major is th...

Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS)

27 Members
Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) is a developmental disorder that affects many parts of the body. The major features of this condition include mild to moderate mental retardation, distinctive facial features, sleep disturbances, and b...

Smoking Addiction & Recovery

4774 Members
  • Tobacco smoke contains a stimulant nicotine which forms a strong physical and psychological chemical dependence (addiction). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that nicotine is a "very addict...

Spina Bifida

687 Members
  • Spina bifida is a Latin term which means "split spine" and describes birth defects caused by an incomplete closure of one or more vertebral arches of the spine, resulting in malformations of the spinal cord. Th...

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

84 Members
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a term applied to a number of different disorders, all having in common a genetic cause and the manifestation of weakness due to loss of the motor neurons of the spinal cord and bra...

Sports Injuries

569 Members
Sports injuries are injuries that are caused by participation in a sporting event. In many cases, these types of injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain activity. For example, runner's kne...
Category: Traumas & Injuries

Step Families

1951 Members
Traditionally, a stepfamily is the family one acquires when a parent enters a new marriage, whether the parent was widowed or divorced. For example, if one's mother dies and one's father marries another woman, the new woman is one...

Stickler Syndrome

33 Members
Stickler Syndrome (or David-Stickler syndrome or Stickler-Wagner syndrome) is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders affecting collagen. It was first studied and characterised by Dr. G.B. Stickler in 1965.[1] Stickler sy...


1906 Members
  • A stillbirth occurs when a fetus which has died in the uterus, during labor, or during delivery exits a woman's body. The term is often used to distinguish from live birth or miscarriage. Most stillbirths occur in ...
    Category: Women's Health

Stress Management

4939 Members
Stress management defines stress as a person's physiological response to an external stimulus that triggers the "fight-or-flight" reaction. Causes of stress: Work, life, many things can start the stress reaction, including danger,...


1029 Members
  • A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is an acute neurologic injury whereby the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted, either by a clot in the artery or if the artery bursts. The ...


331 Members
  • Stuttering (scientifically known as dysphemia) is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by prolongations, repetitions, and blocks of sounds, syllables, words or phrases...
  • Category: Mental Health & Addiction

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

804 Members
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is any sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant aged one month to one year. The term cot death is sometimes used in the United Kingdom, and crib death in Nort...


381 Members
  • Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a cyst or tubular cavity forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, expands and elongates over time, destroying the center of the spinal cord. Since the spinal co...
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