Medical Conditions

ZipTrials features research studies focused on a wide array of medical conditions. Some clinical trials aim to discover new therapies, while others shed light on the origin of disease. But one thing all clinical trials have in common is that they’re designed to widen our scope of understanding when it comes to our health and wellness.

Here you’ll find a comprehensive snapshot of the most common medical conditions, diseases and ailments in the United States. For most people, the first step in understanding an illness or disorder involves researching what it is and how it’s treated.

Here at ZipTrials, we’ve done your homework for you. Under each section below, you’ll find detailed information regarding the symptoms, causes, treatment options and more for each condition. Our hope is that you’ll leave these pages with a clearer understanding of the specific medical conditions you’d like to know more about.

Most common medical conditions in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity and arthritis are the most prevalent chronic diseases in the country. In fact, the CDC reports that heart disease and cancer combined made up nearly half of all deaths in 2010. Chronic diseases are also extremely costly – as well as preventable. According to the CDC, four behaviors greatly contribute to these illnesses:

  • Physical inactivity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive alcohol use