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Illustrated Health A to ZIllustrated 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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  • Absence Seizures (Petit Mal Seizures)
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injuries
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) in Children
  • Acute Prostatitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergy Shots (Allergen Immunotherapy)
  • Anal Cancer
  • Angioplasty
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (Gardnerella Vaginitis)
  • Barium Swallow (Upper Gastrointestinal Series or "Upper GI Series")
  • Barotrauma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores (Decubitus Ulcers)
  • Biofeedback
  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Illness or Manic Depression)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blepharitis
  • Bone Density Test
  • Bradycardia
  • Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)
  • Carotid Ultrasound (Carotid Doppler)
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Sinusitis (in Adults)
  • Cogan's Syndrome
  • Collarbone (Clavicle) Fracture
  • Coma and Persistent Vegetative State
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Croup
  • Curvature of the Penis (Peyronie's Disease)
  • Cystourethrogram
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
  • Dysuria
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Encopresis (Fecal Soiling)
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Fibroids
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foreign Body In Eye
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Gastroenteritis In Adults
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
  • Giardiasis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
  • Head Injury In Adults
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia)
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Jet Lag
  • Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kawasaki Syndrome
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Leg Strain
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer Overview
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Melasma (Chloasma)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myositis
  • Nabothian Cysts
  • Nail Trauma
  • Nephrectomy
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
  • Obesity
  • Oxygen Saturation Test
  • Paronychia
  • Partial Seizures (Focal Seizures)
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Phobia
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Pleural Fluid Sampling (or Thoracentesis)
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Presbyopia
  • Priapism
  • Pseudogout (CPPD)
  • Retrobulbar Neuritis
  • Ringworm (Tinea)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Scleritis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratoses
  • Seizure Overview
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Stuttering
  • Tear Duct Infection (Dacryocystitis)
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Tetanus
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Tics
  • Traumatic Dislocation of the Hip
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Tropical Sprue
  • Undescended Testicle
  • Urinalysis
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis Overview
  • Vertigo
  • Vitiligo
  • Vocal Cord Disorders
  • Wire Localization Biopsy of the Breast