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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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  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injuries
  • Acne
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
  • Age Spots (Solar Lentigo, Liver Spots)
  • Allergy Shots (Allergen Immunotherapy)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Angioplasty
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anoscopy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Arthritis Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Barotrauma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedwetting (Enuresis)
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biofeedback
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Infection (Cystitis)
  • Blepharitis
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoid tumors of the lung
  • Cataracts
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Cholecystitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cogan's Syndrome
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan) for Back Problems
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Constipation and Impaction
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Skin
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electrophysiological Testing of the Heart
  • Encephalitis
  • Endometriosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Epididymitis And Orchitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Esophageal Rings And Webs
  • Excisional Biopsy of the Breast
  • Fallen Arch
  • Foreign Body In Eye
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis In Children
  • Generalized Seizures (Grand Mal Seizures)
  • Genital Warts
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Head Lice
  • Hearing Loss in Children
  • Hematuria
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Large Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast
  • Liver Cancer
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer Overview
  • Male Infertility
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Meningitis
  • Menopause And Perimenopause
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
  • Obesity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pacemaker
  • Painful Sexual Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Partial Seizures (Focal Seizures)
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Rectocele
  • Retinopathy
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Smallpox
  • Snellen Test for Visual Acuity
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
  • Stuttering
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Sutures
  • Tendonitis
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tick Bites
  • Tonometry
  • Tourette Syndrome (Tourette Disorder)
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine And Bladder Prolapse
  • Vascular Birthmarks
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Disorders
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wire Localization Biopsy of the Breast

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