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  • Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease
    Alcohol-induced liver disease is caused by heavy use of alcohol. The liver's job is to break down alcohol. If you drink more than it can process, it can become badly damaged.
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
    Detailed information on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Diet for Lactose Intolerance
    Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
  • Grief and Loss
    Grief moves in and out of stages from disbelief and denial, to anger and guilt, to finding a source of comfort, to eventually adjusting to the loss.
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
    Interstitial lung disease is the name for a group of more than 200 chronic lung disorders. These diseases inflame or scar the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make it hard to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common ligaments to be injured. Learn about the four major ligaments of the knee.
  • Labor
    Labor usually starts two weeks before or after the estimated date of delivery. No one knows exactly what triggers the onset of labor.
  • Labor and Delivery
    Detailed information on labor and delivery
  • Laboratory Tests for Cancer
    Lab tests are used in cancer diagnosis to look for tumor markers. These are substances either released by cancer cells into the blood or urine or substances created by the body in response to cancer cells.
  • Lactose Intolerance
    Lactose intolerance is when your body can’t break down or digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance happens when your small intestine does not make enough of a digestive enzyme called lactase. Lactase is needed to break down the lactose in food so it can be absorbed by your body.
  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) in Children
    Detailed information on Landau-Kleffner syndrome, including signs, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Language Disorders
    Detailed information on the most common types of language disorders, including aphasia and Landau-Kleffner syndrome
  • Laser Surgery for Lesions and Skin Conditions
    Detailed information on laser surgery for skin conditions.
  • Laser Surgery Overview
    Detailed information on laser surgery and what types of surgeries may be performed with lasers
  • Laser Therapy For Cancer Treatment
    Laser therapy can be used to cut a very tiny area to remove very small cancers without damaging surrounding tissue. Lasers also are used to apply heat to tumors in order to shrink them and are sometimes used with drugs that are activated by laser light to kill cancer cells.
  • Lead Poisoning
    Detailed information on lead poisoning
  • Leukemia Index
    Detailed information on leukemia in childhood, including symptoms, staging, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Liposuction
    Liposuction removes excess body fat through a suctioning process. It is not a substitute for weight loss, but it does change the body's shape and contour.
  • Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Diagnostic Procedures
    Detailed information on the most common diagnostic tests for liver, biliary, and pancreatic disorders
  • Liver: Anatomy and Functions
    Detailed anatomical description of human liver, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations
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