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  • Obesity

    Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic, potentially disabling anxiety disorder. This condition is characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or certain behaviours that

    Oral Cancers

    Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth. It can occur in the lining of the mouth or in the deeper tissues such as the

    Oral Thrush

    Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth caused by uncontrolled growth of an organism called Candida albicans. Candida albicans is an organism

    Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that causes the cartilage to break down and bone to overgrow or form cysts. Cartilage is a smooth,

    Osteomalacia

    Bones need calcium and phosphorus to remain healthy and strong, but the body also needs vitamin D to be able to absorb these two

    Osteomyelitis

    Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of the bone marrow and surrounding bone due to an infection. When a bone gets infected, the bone marrow (the

    Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a bone disease where parts of the bone become weak and prone to fracture. This condition is more common in seniors, but

    Otitis Media

    Otitis media is a middle ear infection that is most common in infants and young children, especially those between the ages of 6 months

    Outer Ear Infection

    The ear is divided into three separate compartments: the inner, middle, and outer ear. The inner ear contains the balance organs and the nerves

    Ovarian Cancer

    In Canada, 1 in 72 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime. More Canadian women die from ovarian cancer than all other gynecologic

    Overactive Bladder

    A person who has been diagnosed with the medical condition known as overactive bladder, or OAB, has sudden urges to empty their bladder. In

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