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Harvard Health Topics Illustrated Health A to Z is a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 600 diseases, conditions, procedures, and medical devices, with over 800 illustrations and photographs to help emphasize medical teaching points for consumers. Most entries are approximately 1,500 words, and consistently include detailed entries for definition, description, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, and helpful outside resources. Created by the faculty at Harvard Medical School, Illustrated Health A to Z is the ultimate consumer guide to the most common – and not so common – disease and condition issues.

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  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal CT Scan (Computed Tomography Scan)
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Absence Seizures (Petit Mal Seizures)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism)
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Allergy Shots (Allergen Immunotherapy)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (Gardnerella Vaginitis)
  • Bedsores (Decubitus Ulcers)
  • Bells Palsy
  • Biliary Colic
  • Body Lice
  • Bone Density Test
  • Bradycardia
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Tumor Overview
  • Broken Jaw
  • Bulimia
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Candidiasis
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Ultrasound (Carotid Doppler)
  • Chemical Injury to the Eye
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Cholecystitis
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan) for Back Problems
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystoscopy
  • Dandruff
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Dry Skin
  • Earache
  • Echocardiogram
  • Encephalitis
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Epidemic Pleurodynia
  • Epididymitis And Orchitis
  • Fallen Arch
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gallstones
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
  • Hammertoe
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing Loss in Adults
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Herniated Disk
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Holter Monitor and Event Monitor
  • Huntington's Disease (Chorea)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Iron Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Jet Lag
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis (Histiocytosis X)
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphoma Overview
  • Mammography
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Menopause And Perimenopause
  • Mid-Menstrual Cycle Pain (Mittelschmerz)
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myocarditis
  • Nail Trauma
  • Nausea
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pacemaker
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Phobia
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pleurisy And Pleural Effusion
  • Polychondritis
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Ringworm (Tinea)
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Scleritis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Seizure Overview
  • Shigellosis
  • Sleepwalking and Sleep Terrors
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung
  • Stereotactic Biopsy of the Breast
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Substance Abuse (Depressants or Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs)
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Sutures
  • Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  • Tachycardia
  • Tear Duct Infection (Dacryocystitis)
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Testing for Vaginitis (Yeast Infections, Trichomonas, and Gardnerella)
  • Throat Culture
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tropical Sprue
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Urethritis
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Vaginitis
  • Vasectomy
  • Wire Localization Biopsy of the Breast
  • Yaws

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