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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 Aortic Aneurysm
  • Age Spots (Solar Lentigo, Liver Spots)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Asthma
  • Astigmatism
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (Gardnerella Vaginitis)
  • Barium Enema
  • Barium Swallow (Upper Gastrointestinal Series or "Upper GI Series")
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Biopsy of the Prostate and Transrectal Ultrasound
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Bone Scan
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Botulism
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Brain Tumor Overview
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Chlamydia
  • Cogan's Syndrome
  • Colon Polyps
  • Coma and Persistent Vegetative State
  • Concussion
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Cysts (Overview)
  • Dementia
  • Detached Retina
  • Deviated Septum
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Dysthymia
  • Electromyography
  • Emphysema
  • Encephalitis
  • Endometriosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye-Socket Fracture (Fracture Of The Orbit)
  • Fallen Arch
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Felon
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Gastroenteritis In Adults
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Amebiasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hammertoe
  • Hearing Loss in Adults
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematuria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hereditary-Patterned Baldness
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Kawasaki Syndrome
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Leg Strain
  • Male Infertility
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Melanoma
  • Middle-Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mumps
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nabothian Cysts
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nephrectomy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Oxygen Saturation Test
  • Painful Sexual Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Pap Test (Papanicolaou Smear)
  • Pericarditis
  • Plague (Yersinia Pestis)
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pneumonia
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia And Eclampsia
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rosacea
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Seborrheic Keratoses
  • Shigellosis
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Sprain (Overview)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
  • Stereotactic Biopsy of the Breast
  • Stroke Overview
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowed Object
  • Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Tension Headache
  • Testing for Vaginitis (Yeast Infections, Trichomonas, and Gardnerella)
  • Thrombotic Stroke
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis)
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Traumatic Dislocation of the Hip
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Upper Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or "EGD")
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Vaginitis
  • Vasculitis Overview
  • Venous Ultrasound of the Legs (Lower Extremity Doppler)
  • Vocal Cord Disorders
  • Yaws

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