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Acne (Pimples) -A chronic inflammatory skin condition
characterized by skin eruptions on the face, chest and back.
Complexities - different forms of acne
-Answers all your questions and treatment available.
Acoustic Neuroma Resources -( affects the cranial nerve that
controls hearing and the vestibular or balance system.)
resources related to acoustic neuromas (AN) and their treatment Remote Links to
information provided by (for the most part) universities, hospitals, and professionals.
ADDISON'S DISEASE -Underactive adrenal glands
Still's Disease -A systemic form of chronic arthritis that occurs in adults.
Advanced care directives-
medical power of attorney; power of attorney; verbal directions for future care;
Aging changes in body shape
Aging changes in hair and nails
Aging changes in hormone production
Aging changes in skin
Aging spots - should you be concerned?
Aids -A major failure of the body's immune system
The Body - comprehensive
up-to-date information about Aids. Research, tips and daily updates in AIDS/HIV research.
Also, information on holistic/alternative treatments and experimental drugs.
To Aids Information & Treatment
Answers to many questions
as well as about how it can be treated, how to take care of yourself, and where to go for
additional information and support.
Albinism -(the total lack of pigment in the skin )
Chain of links that
have information related to albinism
and Answers -What is Albinism?
Alcoholism -A psychological and physiological dependence
Why we sneeze and what we
can do about it: Vats of information and tips
World of Allergy and Asthma
The Allergy and Asthma
Alopecia -(Loss of Hair)
Types of Alopecia.What
it's caused by What it means to the sufferer.
pattern hair loss
Alpha 1 - Antitrypsin Deficiency- hereditary defect in body
chemistry-a protein which circulates in your blood.-is a rare genetic condition that may
affect the liver and the lungs in infants, children and adults.
This web site contains
information about Alpha1-Antitrypsin deficiency, the electronic mailing list that we
use to communicate with each other, and various topics related to Alpha1-Antitrypsin
ALTITUDE ILLNESS -Any of several illnesses associated with
higher than usual altitudes
Alzheimer's -A brain disorder characterized by gradual mental
Alzheimer's Assoc. - offers a
list of warining signs and other information that is both helpful and reassuring. Includes
news about treatments and links to local orginizations that can help patients sand their
Amblyopia- Crossed eyes, Lazy eye
causes amblyopia? How is amblyopia diagnosed? How is amblyopia treated?
Frequently Asked Questions - What is "Lazy Eye
Amniocentesis - process to extract fluid from pregant women to
detect chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus.
Health & Safety
Amyloidosis -generic term for a collection of diseases that
result in the abnormal deposition of amyloid protein throughout the body.
Treatment and Research Program
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease - a deadly,
little-known but fairly common disease of the nervous system.
Questions and Answers
Medical News and Alerts
Anal fissure - a condition in which a portion of the skin
lining in the anal canal is torn
is an anal fissure? What is the treatment for anal fissure?
Anal Fistula -An abnormal connection between the anal canal and
the perianal skin.
is an anal fistula? What is the most common cause of an anal fistula?
is the cause of anal incontinence? What is the treatment for anal incontinence?
Anaphylaxis- life-threatening allergic reaction -the most
serious type of allergic reaction, is extremely rare.
Auto-Injector is an easy and convenient way to give epinephrine. Epinephrine is a
medication used to treat some allergic and respiratory emergencies.
Anemia & Neuro-Cognitive Disorders -caused by nutritional
deficiency anemia due to an insufficiency of B-12.
Depression & Neuro-Cognitive Disorders
ANEMIA, APLASTIC -A serious disease characterized by decreased
bone-marrow production of white and red blood cells and platelets.
ANEMIA DURING PREGNANCY -An inadequate level of hemoglobin
during pregnancy. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to body tissues.
ANEMIA, FOLIC-ACID DEFICIENCY -Anemia caused by a deficiency of
folic acid. It is often accompanied by iron-deficiency anemia.
ANEMIA, HEMOLYTIC -Anemia due to the premature destruction of
red blood cells
ANEMIA, IRON-DEFICIENCY -A decreased number of circulating
blood cells, or insufficient hemoglobin in the cells. Anemia is a symptom of other
ANEMIA, PERNICIOUS -Anemia caused by inadequate absorption of
Aneurysm - An aneurysm is a dilation of a blood vessel (similar
to a balloon) that poses a risk to health from the potential for rupture, clotting, or
Center Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School
Angina -affects the heart, and is triggered by a lack of oxygen
background information on Angina, with the opportunity to purchase summaries of the
latest clinical research on Angina before facing difficult decisions
Ankle Pain , TENDINITIS -
diseases and conditions can cause ankle pain, and how are they treated?
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS -A chronic, progressive, rheumatic
disease of the joints, accompanied by inflammation and stiffening. It is characterized by
a "bent forward" posture caused by stiffening of the spine and support
ANOREXIA NERVOSA -eating disorder and a psychological disorder.
anorexia?What causes anorexia?
and Guidance for Patients, Family and Friends
EATING DISORDERS IN MALES
Anxiety -A vague, uncomfortable feeling of fear, dread or
danger from an unknown source.
Aphasia -An impairment of the ability to use or comprehend,
words usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury
National Aphasia Association
What is Aphasia?
appendicitis?What symptoms do patients with appendicitis feel?
ARRHYTHMIA, PALPITATIONS - are unpleasant sensations of
irregular and/or forceful beating of the heart.
palpitations?What is the normal heartbeat?
Arthritis -A long-term illness characterized by joint disease
that involves muscles, membrane linings of the joints and cartilage.
Medical News and
Alerts-Arthritis Information-Drug Information
Links to servers
of ARTHRITIS and related information
ARTHRITIS IN CHILDREN
Sex and Arthritis
ASBESTOSIS -Inflammation of the lung due to breathing asbestos
Asthma -A chronic disorder with recurrent attacks of wheezing and
shortness of breath.
Wrean's Asthma and Allergy WWW Resources Page with lots of links
Ataxia -is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a
startling variety of body systems.
Euro-Ataxia is an
international non-profit organization formed by national ataxia groups throughout
National Ataxia Foundation
A-T Children's Project
ATELECTASIS - Collapse of part or all of one lung, preventing
normal oxygen absorption.
Atherosclerosis -An extremely common form of hardening of the
arteriesAtherosclerosis -An extremely common form of hardening of the arteries
ATHLETE'S FOOT: term used to describe what really is a form of
fungus infection of the feet
athlete's foot develop? What does athlete's foot look like?
What are the
symptoms of Athlete's Foot?
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION - A completely irregular heartbeat rhythm.
Fibrillation means a quivering of heart-muscle fibers.
Attention Deficit Disorder -inablility to control behavior
library in the sky for teachers, parents and Students
of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children and Adults
with Attention Deficit Disorder
listing of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder information and self-help
is a directory of Agencies, Support and Advocacy Groups
Avascular Necrosis - a condition in which the veins and
capillaries feeding blood to a given joint (usually the hip joint) are damaged or even
destroyed so that blood flow to the joint is temporarily or permanently disrupted. Normaly
a sports injury.
on the disease
how to best care for your baby?
and diarrhea -Babies and heat rashes - Babies and shots
Back and Neck Injury
Cord Injury Resource Guide at MGH
BACK PAIN -Pain in the lower back usually caused by muscle
Back Pain Do you have
any of the following symptoms or conditions?
BALANITIS - Inflammation of the penis and sometimes the foreskin
as well. It is usually associated with an unretractable foreskin of an uncircumcised male.
other causes that can affect men, women and even children
Causes Of Male Baldness -Treatments For Hair Loss
Histopathology of Hair Loss
PATTERN, MALE & FEMALE General Information
Barlow's syndrome-is the most common heart valve abnormality.
BAROTITIS MEDIA -Damage to the middle ear caused by pressure
Barrett's esophagus-(GERD) can cause heartburn.
GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE
INSECT ALLERGIES (BEE STINGS, WASP STINGS, OTHERS)
Honey Bees Sting
BEHCET'S SYNDROME-is classically characterized as a triad of
symptoms that include recurring crops of mouth ulcers (called apthous ulcers), genital
ulcers, and inflammation of a specialized area around the pupil of the eye, the uvea. (The
inflammation is called uveitis.)
Intestinal Gas -
( Belching, Bloating, Flatulence )
BELL'S PALSY -Paralysis on one side of the face.
BIPOLAR DISORDER -
listing of depression including unipolar and bipolar mood disorder information and
self-help resources online.
affective disorder -Bipolar disorder (depressed) Bipolar disorder (manic)
Sampling (CVS) is a valued method of prenatal diagnosis
Syndrome Support Groups Online and other Health-related WWW Sites
BLADDER TUMOR - Abnormal tissue growth in the bladder in which
cell multiplication is uncontrolled. The tumor may be benign or malignant
BLASTOMYCOSIS - An infectious, fungus disease that starts in the
BLEPHARITIS -Inflammation of the eyelid edges.
- Blepharitis is an inflammation of the lid margins that causes a persistent and
unattractive redness and scaliness of the skin on and around the margins.
puts you in touch with more than 100 resources
BLOOD POISONING -Bacterial infection (or toxins from bacteria) in
the blood that invade the entire body via the bloodstream.
BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH
pressure can occur in children or adults
BLOOD SUGAR, HIGH, DIABETES MELLITUS-Diabetes mellitus is a
chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
BLOOD SUGAR, LOW, HYPOGLYCEMIA
BOILS - A painful, deep, bacterial infection of a hair follicle.
marrow aspiration- Bone marrow biopsy- Bone marrow culture- Bone marrow transplant
BOTULISM -A serious, non-contagious form of food poisoning caused
by eating contaminated food containing a toxin that severely affects the nervous system.
BRACHIAL CYST -It is present at birth in one side of the neck
located just in front of the large angulated muscle on either side
BRAIN OR EPIDURAL ABSCESS -A collection of pus caused by a
bacterial infection in the brain or the outermost of 3 membranes that cover the brain and
Brain Injury Resource Guide (TBIRD)
Centre for Neuro
Offers links to
the various resources available on the internet
biopsy -Breast cancer -Breast infection -Breast lump- Breast lump removal- Breast lump
self exam- Breast lumps and cancer- Breast pain -Breast reduction risks- Breast revision
surgery Breast thermography -Breast ultrasonography -Breast, premenstrual tenderness and
The TOP 10
reasons why Breastfeeding benefits your baby
from conception to weaning. Informative links.
to breastfeeding info., nutrition tips, useful products and videos
- support group
nails - causes
BRONCHIECTASIS -A lung disease in which the bronchial tubes
become blocked and accumulate thick secretions. Frequent secondary infections occur.
BRONCHIOLITIS -Inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest
branches of the respiratory tree. These carry air from the large bronchial tubes to
microscopic air sacs in the lungs
BRONCHITIS, ACUTE -Inflammation of the air passages of the lungs.
BRONCHITIS, CHRONIC - Chronic inflammation and degeneration of
the bronchial tubes, with or without active infection. It is most commonly associated with
BRUCELLOSIS -A rare bacterial infection transmitted to humans
from infected cows, pigs, sheep or goats.
BRUISES and BUMPS
BRUISES (CONTUSIONS & ECCHYMOSES)
BUERGER'S DISEASE -Blockage of small and medium arteries--usually
in the legs and feet--from inflammation of blood vessels. This causes clot formation.
Cigarette-smoking is a very important factor in developing this disease
BULIMIA -A psychological eating disorder characterized by
abnormal perception of body image, constant craving for food and binge eating, followed by
self-induced vomiting or laxative use.
for those with Bulimia
term and short term effects of this eating disorder.
BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID-is a disease characterized by tense blistering
eruptions of the skin.
& TREATMENTS -
BUNION - A bony protrusion from the outside edge of the joint at
the base of the big (first) toe.
What are the
categories of burns?
BURSITIS, CALCIFIC -A bursa is a thin fluid-filled sac that
reduces friction forces between tissues of the body
BURSITIS OF THE ELBOW
BURSITIS OF THE HIP-
BURSITIS OF THE KNEE-
about BURSITIS OF THE SHOULDER
Calcium and bones
Diary-How to make appropriate medical decisions for your care.
American Cancer Society -
information about the types of cancer, their symtoms, treatments and survival rates.
most common warning sign of bladder cancer is blood in the urine.
Treatment of Bladder Cancer
Breast Cancer Answers
Cigarette Smoking and Lung Cancer:
Models of Lung Cancer
association of lung
LYMPHOMA, HODGKIN'S DISEASE, ADULT -Hodgkin's disease is a type
of lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system).
HODGKIN'S DISEASE, ADULT
Expert tells what every man should know about prostate cancer
Cancer Web Sites
What are skin
About Skin Cancer
Candida - Yeast Infections
lots of links related to
CANKER SORES -are small ulcer craters in the lining of the mouth
causes of canker sores?
Carbohydrate-Deficient Glycoprotein Syndrome-CDG Syndromes -cause
abnormal tissue and organ development affecting the entire body.
What Causes CDGS?
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME --A nerve disorder in the hand that causes
pain and loss of feeling, especially in the thumb and first 3 fingers. It is common among
people using computers and word processors.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Guide For Computer Keyboard Users
tunnel repair Carpal tunnel syndrome
CATARACTS -A clouding of the lens of the eye. The lens is a
crystal-clear, flexible structure near the front of the eyeball.
American Society of
Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
Risks and Benefits of Cataract Surgery
Celiac Disease- a condition in which there is a chronic reaction
to certain protein chains, commonly referred to as glutens, found in some cereal grains.
chain of links
CEREBRAL PALSY (CP)-A group of muscular and nervous-system
disorders that begins in infancy and causes varying degrees of disability. Cerebral palsy
is not inherited.
- A chalazion (also called a meibomian cyst) is a painless swelling on the edge of the
CHICKEN POX - highly contagious viral disease that is spread by
direct contact or breathing in germs from someone's cough or sneeze. Two weeks after
exposure, chicken pox spots appear on the body.
are the signs and symptoms?
FROSTBITE & OTHER COLD INJURIES
CHLAMYDIA INFECTION-This is a common sexually transmitted disease
Questions & Answers
How is Chlamydia
Cholecystitis (inflammation and infection of the gallbladder) is
a complication of gallstones.
Cholera - is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of
What is cholera?How
does a person get cholera?
CHOLESTEROL -Cholesterol is produced in the liver and carried in
the bloodstream by lipoproteins.
CHOLESTEROL AND THE HEART
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-chronic fatigue syndrome differs from
the more typical feelings of fatigue; it is a debilitating disorder that interferes with a
person's ability to participate in the activities of daily life
American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)-Chronic granulomatous disease
(CGD) is actually a group of rare, inherited disorders of the immunesystem that are caused
by defects in the immune system cells called phagocytes.
lip and palate -Cleft palate - support group
Search disease classification that you can select to find associated WWW pages.
intoxication Cocaine withdrawal
AND YOUR CHILD
COLONOSCOPY - Colposcopy is a procedure in which the doctor uses
a special microscope (colposcope) to look into the vagina and cervix. It is used to find
abnormal parts of the cervix and take a sample to figure out how to treat them.
for a colon examination
is it used?
Preparation is Needed Before Colposcopy?
CONJUNCTIVITIS -Conjunctivitis, better known as Pink Eye, is an
infection of the inside of your eyelid. It is usually caused by allergies, bacteria,
viruses, or chemicals.
to an allergy
CONSTIPATION - Difficulty in passing stools or an incomplete or
infrequent passage of hard tools.
is it treated?
Audience, Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Treatment,
Seniors, Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Advice,
DERMATITIS - Sudden onset of a rash or eyelid swelling accompanied by a clear teary
discharge in early stages.
CHEMICALS IN THE EYE
Cough/cold combinations - oral Coughing up blood
Do you have any of the following symptoms or conditions?
Creutzfieldt Jacob Disease -mad cow disease and the similar
illness that eats people's brains
panic goes beyond Europe
CYSTIC FIBROSIS -recessive genetic disease
CYSTIC FIBROSIS? WHO SHOULD BE TESTED?
Jim Brown's Cystic
fibrosis Cystic fibrosis - support group
GENITAL WARTS AND HPV- growths or bumps that appear on the vulva,
in or around the vagina or anus,
How Do You Get HPV Or
Genital Warts? (QUESTIONS AND ANS.)
WARTS -FACT SHEET
injury Genital sores (female) Genital sores (male) Genital warts
Glaucoma - eye disease in which the internal pressure in your
eyes increases enough to damage the nerve fibers in your optic nerve and cause vision
To Your Questions About Glaucoma-
Questions about Glaucoma
disease -A rare congenital disorder of blood platelets manifested by easy bruising and
Gonorrhea -sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a
is it? What are the signs and symptoms?-
HAEMOPHILUS b - Haemophilus b is
a bacterium that can cause serious diseases, especially in children under 5 years of age.
It is the leading cause of meningitis
- foot - mouth disease
Health - A-Z
loss- Hearing or speech impairment -
attack first aid
disease - support group
disease and vitamin E
HEMOPHILIA -Hemophilia is a disorder in which one of the plasma
proteins needed to form a clot is missing or reduced.
What Is Hemophilia?
- support group
Audience, Females, Adults, Seniors, Prevention, Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Treatment,
Hepatitis A -(HAV) is a highly contagious virus that attacks the
liver. It is the seventh most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States
What is Hepatitis
and how is it caused?
Hepatitis A Transmitted?-
Hepatitis A - Fact Sheet-
HEPATITIS B- Like AIDS, HBV is most commonly transmitted through
You Can Help
How serious is
How is the
Are you at
Against Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B Fact Sheet-
How Will I
Know If I Have Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C Fact Sheet-
Herpes-The viruses mostly cause eruptions on the body's outer
surface: cold sores, fever blisters, genital sores, chickenpox and shingles
What is herpes?
What are the
signs of herpes?
infections be treated?
infections be prevented?
genital (genital herpes simplex)
genital - support group
labialis (oral herpes simplex)
hernia - Hiatal hernia repair
or changing voice
behind the shoulders
- Infertility support group
Influenza immunization (vaccine)
INSOMNIA-inability either to fall asleep or to remain asleep
during the course of the night
closes in on riddle of insomnia-
USING LIGHT THERAPY
TO TREAT INSOMNIA-
bowel syndrome (functional bowel)
Disease Read This Article Before Going Under the Knife!
pain and heart attacks
broken or dislocated
infection of the cornea
disease - support group
pain with cramping
LEPROSY-massive necrotic ulcers-gangrenous stench-grossly
deformed- is a disease which is completely curable, through "MDT"
(Multi-Drug-Therapy) and all its terrible deformities and ulcerations are preventable, if
we can diagnose early and prevent nerve damage for it is really a disease which attacks
the nerves before its symptoms are manifest in the skin.
CHALLENGE OF LEPROSY -
- support group
transplantation began at Stanford University Medical Center in 1991 as part of the
Multi-Organ Transplant Program.
disease - support group
disease - support group
- support group
disease - primary
disease - secondary
disease - tertiary
depression with psychotic features
of the eye
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includes a visual aura, usually described as broken zigzag lines, blind spots, flashing
lights or double vision, followed by a headache
sores Mouth ulcers
Betaseron MS Resource Center
- site is sponsored by the firm that makes a drup to treat MS. Inf. on advances , tips on
managing MS and profiles of MS Patients who not only survive but thrive.
sclerosis - support group
dystrophy - support group
flaring Nasal mucosal biopsy
Neck and shoulder
hair - Oily skin
candidiasis (adult) -Oral hygiene - Oral thrush
cancer -Ovarian cancer dangers - Ovarian cysts -Ovarian growth worries
is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break
National Osteoporosis Foundation
disease -A metabolic bone disease that involves bone destruction and regrowth that
results in deformity.
disorder with agoraphobia
disease- Parkinson's disease - support group
syndrome -An eye problem that often affects only one eye and is accompanied by swollen
lymph nodes nearby. The condition may be linked to infections such as tularemia and
(focal) seizure Partial complex seizure
Pneumonia - There are several types of pneumonia, all of which are defined as a
serious infection or inflammation of the lungs.
A BRAIN DISEASE IDENTIFIED BY CONCRETE, SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS MARKED BY EXTREME THOUGHT
DISORDER ALMOST ALWAYS TREATABLE WITH MEDICATION
care and incontinence
lesion KOH exam
lesion of blastomycosis
lesion of coccidioidomycosis
lesion of histoplasmosis
lumps -Skin lumps treatment
or mucosal biopsy culture
abnormally dark or light
clammy -Skin, dry
disorders in the elderly
BULLENTIN BOARD -
STY - A sty is
an infected eyelash follicle.
Syphilis-sexually transmitted disease
syphilis?How is syphilis spread?
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