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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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  • Age Spots (Solar Lentigo, Liver Spots)
  • Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism)
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Itch (Pruritus Ani)
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
  • Arthritis Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
  • Back Pain
  • Barium Enema
  • Barotrauma
  • Bedwetting (Enuresis)
  • Biofeedback
  • Biopsy of the Prostate and Transrectal Ultrasound
  • Blepharitis
  • Bradycardia
  • Broken Jaw
  • Bursitis
  • Cataracts
  • Celiac Disease (Non-Tropical Sprue)
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Colonoscopy
  • Coma and Persistent Vegetative State
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dysuria
  • Encephalitis
  • Encopresis (Fecal Soiling)
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Epidemic Pleurodynia
  • Epidermoid Cyst
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Febrile Seizures
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Foreign Body In Eye
  • Foreign Objects In The Ear
  • Friction Blisters
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Gastroenteritis In Children
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
  • Graves' Disease
  • Graves' Eye Disease (Graves' Ophthalmopathy)
  • Head Injury In Children
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia)
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Holter Monitor and Event Monitor
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ichthyosis
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Keloids
  • Kidney Stones
  • Knee Sprain
  • Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis (Histiocytosis X)
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Lung Cancer Overview
  • Male Infertility
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Melanoma
  • Menopause And Perimenopause
  • Migraine
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Onycholysis
  • Optic Nerve Swelling (Papilledema)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Ultrasound and Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Phimosis and Paraphimosis
  • Phobia
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pleurisy And Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Presbyopia
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen Blood Test (PSA Test)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Retrobulbar Neuritis
  • Reye Syndrome
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ringworm (Tinea)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Seizure Overview
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Tags (Acrochordon)
  • Smallpox
  • Somatization Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Stereotactic Biopsy of the Breast
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  • Syphilis
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tendonitis
  • Thyroid Nuclear Medicine Tests (Thyroid Scan and Uptake)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Urethritis
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Atrophy (Atrophic Vaginitis)
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Vaginitis
  • Wrist Sprain

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