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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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  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Prostatitis
  • Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism)
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Itch (Pruritus Ani)
  • Angina
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Arthritis Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Barium Enema
  • Bells Palsy
  • Biopsy of the Prostate and Transrectal Ultrasound
  • Broken Jaw
  • Caesarean Section
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Carcinoid tumors of the lung
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chlamydia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colposcopy
  • Concussion
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Curvature of the Penis (Peyronie's Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Earache
  • Edema
  • Electromyography
  • Encephalitis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Febrile Seizures
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Foreign Objects In The Ear
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Frostbite
  • Head Injury In Children
  • Hearing Loss in Children
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Problems
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hereditary-Patterned Baldness
  • Hernia Repair
  • Herniated Disk
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Jet Lag
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kawasaki Syndrome
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Large Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast
  • Laryngitis
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Leg Fracture
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphoma Overview
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Major Depression
  • Malaria
  • Male Infertility
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Medication Allergy
  • Meningitis
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Middle-Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Muscle Strain
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelography (Myelogram)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nausea
  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Optic Nerve Swelling (Papilledema)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Panic Disorders
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pleurisy And Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Preeclampsia And Eclampsia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Retrobulbar Neuritis
  • Retrograde Ejaculation
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Scleritis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Styes And Chalazions
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sun Allergy (Photosensitivity)
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Swallowed Object
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thyroid Nuclear Medicine Tests (Thyroid Scan and Uptake)
  • Tonometry
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Undescended Testicle
  • Urinary Tract Infection in Men
  • Uterine And Bladder Prolapse
  • Vaginal Atrophy (Atrophic Vaginitis)
  • Vasculitis Overview
  • Venous Ultrasound of the Legs (Lower Extremity Doppler)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts

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