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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Detailed information on abdominal aortic aneurysms, including description of abdominal aortic aneurysm, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and full-color anatomical and procedure illustrations
  • About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
    Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases.
  • About Clinical Trials: Information from the National Cancer Institute
    Clinical trials are studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses. They develop and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases.
  • Acne
    Acne affects teens and adults of all ages. It happens when oil secreted by sebaceous glands clogs the hair follicle. Bacteria infect the clogged follicle and cause pimples.
  • Acoustic Neuroma
    Acoustic neuroma is a rare noncancerous tumor. It affects hearing and balance when the tumor presses on the nerves in the inner ear.
  • Acromegaly
    Acromegaly is abnormal growth that occurs when an adult's pituitary gland makes too much growth hormone. The abnormal growth starts in your hands and feet, as soft tissue begins to swell. This rare disease affects mostly middle-aged people.
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture is the practice of putting thin needles into the skin at certain parts of the body. It's done to ease symptoms linked to many diseases. Read on to learn more.
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Symptoms
    Detailed information on acute myelogenous leukemia, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Acute Bronchitis
    There are several different types of bronchitis. But the most common are acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis may also be called a chest cold.
  • Acute Spinal Cord Injury
    A traumatic injury to the spine can cause a bruise, a partial tear, or a complete tear in the spinal cord. The most common sites of injury are the cervical and thoracic areas.
  • Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
    Car accidents, falls, and other injuries are a common cause of acute spinal cord injury.
  • Addressing the Needs of a Person with Terminal Cancer
    When a person is dying of cancer, the goal of care is providing as much comfort as possible.
  • Adrenal Glands
    Detailed information on the adrenal gland, its anatomy and function
  • Advances in Therapeutic Radiology
    One newer therapy combines radiation and chemotherapy, because in some cases, radiation may improve the effects of chemotherapy, and vice versa. Another therapy uses external beam radiation during surgery to treat cancerous tumors or certain other forms of cancer.
  • African Sleeping Sickness
    African sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) is a disease caused by a parasite. It is passed on by the bite of the infected tsetse fly.
  • After Surgery: Discomforts and Complications
    Detailed information on postoperative discomforts and potential complications, including shock, hemorrhage, wound infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary complications, urinary retention, and reaction to anesthesia
  • After You Return
    Detailed information on health considerations after returning home from traveling abroad
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects a person’s central vision. It's the most common cause of severe eyesight loss among people age 50 and older.
  • Alcohol and Pregnancy
    Alcohol consumption by the mother is a leading cause of preventable birth defects in the fetus. In addition, the risk for miscarriage and stillbirth increases with alcohol consumption.
  • Alcohol Use and People with Diabetes
    Alcohol can lower blood sugar levels to the point of hypoglycemia. Keep careful track of your blood sugar levels when drinking alcohol, because certain diabetes medicines also lower blood glucose levels.
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