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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 Ultrasound
  • Absence Seizures (Petit Mal Seizures)
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injuries
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) in Adults
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
  • Aging Overview
  • Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism)
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amniocentesis
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Angioplasty
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Flow Studies of the Legs (Segmental Doppler Pressures)
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back X-Rays (Spine X-Rays)
  • Barotrauma
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Biopsy of the Prostate and Transrectal Ultrasound
  • Black Eye
  • Bladder Infection (Cystitis)
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)
  • Caesarean Section
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Cholecystitis
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Chronic Otitis Media, Cholesteatoma and Mastoiditis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
  • Curvature of the Penis (Peyronie's Disease)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Double Vision (Diplopia)
  • Dysuria
  • Earache
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endometriosis
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excisional Biopsy of the Breast
  • Felon
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosum)
  • Foot X-Ray
  • Friction Blisters
  • Gas (Flatulence)
  • Gastritis
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
  • Hammertoe
  • Head Injury In Children
  • Hearing Loss in Children
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary-Patterned Baldness
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Hirsutism
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Jet Lag
  • Kawasaki Syndrome
  • Keloids
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Knee Sprain
  • Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis (Histiocytosis X)
  • Leukemia (Overview)
  • Lung Cancer Overview
  • Lymphedema
  • Malaria
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Meningitis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mid-Menstrual Cycle Pain (Mittelschmerz)
  • Moles (Nevi)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nephrectomy
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Onycholysis
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Oxygen Saturation Test
  • Pacemaker
  • Panic Disorders
  • Pap Test (Papanicolaou Smear)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen Blood Test (PSA Test)
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Retinal Vessel Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica
  • Scratch Test for Allergies
  • Screening for Birth Defects in Early Pregnancy (Combined Test, Integrated Test, and Quadruple Test)
  • Seizure Overview
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Overview)
  • Shigellosis
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
  • Substance Abuse (Depressants or Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs)
  • Syphilis
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Tonometry
  • Torsional Deformity
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaginal Atrophy (Atrophic Vaginitis)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wrist Sprain

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