Educational Materials on Health Conditions and Drug Response

Learn more about each health condition and drug response made available to study participants in the CPMC research study, from symptoms and diagnosis to lowering one's risk.

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Health Conditions

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
armd-thumbUsually affecting people over the age of 50, this is an eye disease where the part of the eye used for sharp, central vision, called the macula, gradually deteriorates [Learn More>]
Asthma (Adult Onset)
asthma-thumbA chronic (long-term) lung disease that involves narrowing of the airways through inflammation and production of extra mucus [Learn More>] 
Bladder Cancer
bladder-cancer-thumbSymptoms include blood in the urine, pelvic and back pain, and frequent or painful urination 
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Breast Cancer
breast-cancer-thumbTwelve percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
copd-thumbA group of lung diseases that cause inflammation of the airways, causing blocked airflow and difficulty breathing [Learn More>]

Colorectal Cancer
colorectal-cancer-thumb-1The third most common form of cancer diagnosed in men and women and most frequently seen in people over the age of 50 [Learn More>

Coronary Artery Disease
cad-thumbCaused by a buildup of fatty plaques, coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease [Learn More>] 

Crohn's Disease
crohns-disease-thumbA type of chronic, relapsing and autoimmune bowel inflammation that typically occurs between ages 15 and 30 [Learn More>]
glaucoma-thumbAn eye condition which may cause progressive optic nerve damage and corresponding vision loss [Learn More>] 
hypothyroidism-thumbIf left untreated, hypothyroidism can contribute to hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and infertility [Learn More>]
Intracranial Aneurysm
intracranial-aneurysm-thumbA weak spot on a blood vessel in the brain that bulges and fills with blood [Learn More>]
Iron Overload/Hemochromatosis
iron-thumbThe most common genetic disease in the U.S., this is a serious condition that can lead to potentially fatal organ damage if untreated
[Learn More>]
Kidney Cancer
kidney-cancer-thumbA cancer that forms in the lining of the tubules (small tubes) of the kidney [Learn More>]

Lung Cancer
lung-cancer-thumbSymptoms of lung cancer often do not appear until the disease is already in an advanced, non-curable stage [Learn More>] 

lupus-thumbAn autoimmune disease, it has the potential to affect any organ system in the body [Learn More>]
melanoma-thumb-remadeWithout treatment, migraine headaches can last between a few hours to a few days [Learn More>]

Migraine Headache
migraine-thumbWithout treatment, migraine headaches can last between a few hours to a few days [Learn More>] 

obesity-thumbObesity increases an individual's risk for other serious health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes [Learn More>] 
osteoarthritis-thumbAffects 14% of adults aged 25 and older, or nearly 27 million adults in the U.S. [Learn More>]
osteoporosis-thumbA disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle and increases the risk of fracture
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Pancreatic Cancer
pancreatic-cancer-thumbPancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis because it typically spreads very rapidly and is not often detected at early stages [Learn More>]

periodontitis-thumbAn infection of the gums that destroys the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth
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Prostate Cancer
prostate-thumbOne in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer among men in the U.S. [Learn More>]

Rheumatoid Arthritis
ra-thumbA form of arthritis that causes painful swelling in the lining of the joints, it can eventually cause bones to wear away and joints to become deformed [Learn More>]

Testicular Cancer
testicular-cancer-thumbMost cases of this rare cancer are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 34 [Learn More>]

Type I Diabetes
type2-thumbAn autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks the insulin producing cells in the pancreas [Learn More>]

Type II Diabetes
type1-thumbAlso called adult onset diabetes, occurs when the body cannot use insulin properly [Learn More>]

Ulcerative Colitis
ulcerative-colitis-thumbWhile this form of inflammatory bowel disease cannot be cured, symptoms can be treated and managed [Learn More>]

Vitamin D Insufficiency
vitamin-d-thumbDefined as having below standard vitamin D levels without outright observable clinical symptom [Learn More>]


Drug Response

celecoxib-thumbUsed to treat pain and inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis and menstrual pain

clopidogrel-thumbBlood thinning medication given to heart disease and stroke patients
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codeine-thumbAn opioid analgesic (pain medication) used to treat mild to moderately severe pain
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metformin-thumbA type of drug that helps control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood
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Paxil pill small 1An antidepressant drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat people with psychiatric disabilities, such as depression [Learn More>]
Proton Pump Inhibitors
proton-pump-inhibitors-thumbOver 100 million prescriptions are written every year in the United States
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simvastatin-thumbA drug designed to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood
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thiopurines-thumbA class of drugs used to suppress the normal activity of the body's immune system
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voriconazole-thumbAntifungal medication used primarily in the hospital setting to treat serious invasive fungal infections [Learn More>]

warfarin-thumbAnticoagulant designed to prevent blood clots
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