• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Detailed information on abdominal aortic aneurysms, including description of abdominal aortic aneurysm, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and full-color anatomical and procedure illustrations
  • About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
    Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases.
  • About Breast Cancer in Men
    Breast cancer in men is rare—less than 1% of all breast cancer occurs in men.
  • About Clinical Trials: Information from the National Cancer Institute
    Clinical trials are studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses. They develop and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases.
  • Acne
    Acne affects teens and adults of all ages. It happens when oil secreted by sebaceous glands clogs the hair follicle. Bacteria infect the clogged follicle and cause pimples.
  • Acoustic Neuroma
    Acoustic neuroma is a rare noncancerous tumor. It grows slowly from an overproduction of Schwann cells and is also called a vestibular schwannoma. The tumor then presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear. Schwann cells normally wrap around and support nerve fibers. A large tumor can press on the facial nerve or brain structures.
  • Acromegaly
    When your pituitary gland makes too much growth hormone, abnormal growth occurs. This is called acromegaly. The abnormal growth starts in your hands and feet, as soft tissue begins to swell. This rare disease affects mostly middle-aged adults. It can lead to severe illness and even death if not treated.
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases.
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Symptoms
    Detailed information on acute myelogenous leukemia, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Acute Bronchitis
    Bronchitis is inflammation of the breathing tubes. These airways are called bronchi. This inflammation causes increased mucus production and other changes. Although there are several different types of bronchitis, the most common are acute and chronic. Bronchitis may also be called a chest cold.
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