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A Gynecologist's Second Opinion - Arranged in a Q&A format, this book provides clear descriptions of common gynecological problems, up-to-date thinking regarding their causes, and state-of-the-art information about treatment. Written by practicing gynocologist by William H. Parker, M.D.
Acute Bronchitis in Adults - Bronchitis develops when there is swelling and irritation of the bronchi, the large tubes that carry air to the lungs. There are two types of bronchitis: acute (sudden onset) and chronic (long-standing). Also see PubMed Health on bronchitis.
Adhesive Capsulitis - Also called frozen shoulder, a painful condition. It results in a severe loss of motion in the shoulder. It may follow an injury, or it may arise gradually with no injury or warning. patient education from Orthogate.
AIDS (Wikipedia) - Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a set of symptoms and infections resulting from the damage to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk. This transmission can involve anal, vaginal or oral sex, blood transfusion, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding, or other exposure to one of the above bodily fluids. Also see:
AIDScience - A premier, centralized and global online source of information on all aspects of AIDS prevention and vaccine development presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of Science magazine.
aidsmap - Maintained by NAM, community-based information provider based in the UK whose sole aim is to combat the AIDS epidemic through accurate, accessible and up-to-date information.
All About Multiple Sclerosis - Accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people with the disease. The site also contains a detailed description of multiple sclerosis, an archive of news stories about MS, an MS encyclopedia and hundreds of commented links.
Allergy Notes - Allergy, asthma and immunology news updated daily.
Alzheimer's Disease Europe - A non-governmental organisation aimed at raising awareness of all forms of dementia by creating a common European platform through co-ordination and co-operation between Alzheimer organizations throughout Europe.
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy - Publishes Alzheimer's disease open access basic research with a translational focus, as well as clinical trials, research into drug discovery and development, and epidemiologic studies.
Travel Guide for Alzheimer's Patients and Their Caregivers - By planning ahead and making some simple tweaks to your vacation plans, taking trips with someone with Alzheimer's can be a smooth, enjoyable experience for both the patient and caregiver. This guide is designed to help you plan your journey in order to make traveling as seamless as possible.
American Stroke Association (ASA) - Offers a wide array of stroke programs, products and services, from patient education materials to scientific statements, with current information for healthcare professionals. Information on stroke risk factors and warning signs. Information on life after stroke, resources and access to support groups throughout the nation.
Anxiety Disorders - Effective therapies for anxiety disorders are available, and research is uncovering new treatments that can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.
Apnea - A technical term for suspension of external breathing. During apnea there is no movement of the muscles of respiration and the volume of the lungs initially remains unchanged. Depending on the patency (openness) of the airways there may or may not be a flow of gas between the lungs and the environment; gas exchange within the lungs and cellular respiration is not affected. Apnea can be voluntarily achieved (e.g., "holding one's breath"), drug-induced (e.g., opiate toxicity), mechanically induced (e.g., strangulation), or it can occur as a consequence of neurological disease or trauma. Also see Sleep Apnea.
Arthritis Foundation - National not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.
Arthritis Research - Information on research into arthritis, autoimmune rheumatic diseases and skeletal disorders.
Arthritis Research UK - Raises funds to promote medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritic conditions: to educate medical students, doctors and allied healthcare professionals about arthritis and to provide information to people affected by arthritis and to the general public.
Asthma Resource Page - Information on asthma - programs, medications, prevention, treatments, and research from The Lung Association.
Autism Society of America - Promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) - A backgrounder: Ventricular fibrillation often can be treated successfully by applying an electric shock to the chest with a procedure called defibrillation.
Avian Influenza (CDC) - Provides background information about avian influenza, including recent outbreaks, the viruses, and the risk to human health.
Avian Influenza (University of California, Davis) - More avian influenza viruses have been isolated from ducks than any other species although most free-flying birds may also be infected including shorebirds, gulls and other seabirds. Waterfowl are more resistant to avian influenza than are domestic poultry. Viruses that cause no obvious disease in waterfowl can be highly pathogenic (rapidly fatal) in domestic poultry. Among domestic poultry species, turkeys are more commonly infected than are chickens. Information provided by Carol J. Cardona, Extension Poultry Veterinarian.
Avian Influenza Fact Sheet - Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease, which was first identified in Italy more than 100 years ago, occurs worldwide. Provided by the World Health Organization. Also see latest Disease Outbreak News.
Bags Under the Eyes - There are new fixes for under-eye flaws - and old ones that still work. The first step, however, is figuring out just what the problem is.
Bilirubin - A yellowish pigment found in bile, a fluid made by the liver. This Medline article discusses the laboratory test that is done to measure bilirubin in the blood.
Black (Tar) Colored Stools and Dizziness - WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms black (tar) colored stools and dizziness including Middle ear infection, Gastrointestinal bleeding, and Labyrinthitis.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) - World Health Organization info: Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of diseases of humans and animals characterized by spongy degeneration of the brain with severe and fatal neurological signs and symptoms. In animals, scrapie is a common disease in sheep and goats. Mink and North American mule deer and elk can contract TSEs. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is also a TSE, affecting a number of species (cattle, human, cats, some types of animals in 300 settings).
Bursitis - A bursa is a filmy-colored sac that protects and cushions your joints. Bursitis means inflammation of one of your bursa sacs. The inflammation may result from arthritis in the joint or injury or infection of a bursa. Bursitis produces pain and tenderness and may limit the movement of nearby joints.
Breast Cancer - Reliable, in-depth information on breast cancer and women's health issues.
Breast Clinic - Authored by Dr. Stephen Kettlewell, a surgeon with a specialist interest in breast disease and breast cancer. This site provides clear and concise information on breast symptoms, diseases, investigations and treatments to patients, doctors and others.
Cancer Information and Counseling Line (CICL) - The CICL, part of the Psychosocial Program of the AMC Cancer Research Center, is a toll-free telephone service for cancer patients, their family members and friends, cancer survivors, and the general public.
Carcinogens - National Institutes of Health report - an informational scientific and public health document that identifies and discusses substances (including agents, mixtures, or exposure substances) that may pose a carcinogenic hazard to human health.
Ovarian Cancer (National Cancer Institute) - Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy. Information and current news about clinical trials and trial-related data.
Prostate Cancer - Cancer that starts in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized structure that makes up part of a man's reproductive system. It wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Also see following:
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) - Comprehensive and reliable information on HIV/AIDS prevention from the University of California, San Francisco. Free fact sheets, manuals, reports, monographs, newsletters, survey instruments, intervention curricula and more. Listing of all CAPS research projects, model interventions and searchable database of all CAPS publications with abstracts.
Colonoscopy - Backgrounder to the procedure which lets the physician look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way up through the colon to the lower end of the small intestine.
Common Cold - Provides a comprehensive, updated and referenced source of information on the common cold.
Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) - CDC information: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph that is resistant to certain antibiotics. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. Staph infections, including MRSA, occur most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (such as nursing homes and dialysis centers) who have weakened immune systems (see healthcare-associated MRSA). MRSA infections that are acquired by persons who have not been recently (within the past year) hospitalized or had a medical procedure (such as dialysis, surgery, catheters) are known as CA-MRSA infections. Staph or MRSA infections in the community are usually manifested as skin infections, such as pimples and boils, and occur in otherwise healthy people.
Constipation - WebMD lists the common causes of constipation and several things you can do to prevent it.
Cut to the Heart - Companion website for the NOVA program, Cut to the Heart," originally broadcast on 08 Apr 1997. The program explores a radical but promising new form of heart surgery that flies in the face of what most heart surgeons learned in medical school.
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