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Acne
Acne
The skin contains many tiny hair follicles, or pores. Each pore contains a hair and a multi-lobed gland called a sebaceous gland. Sebaceous glands produce...
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Inside the hollow area of the bones is a spongy core called bone marrow. It is here, that stem cells are produced. Stem...
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Inside the hollow area of the bones is a spongy core called bone marrow. It is here, that stem cells are produced. Stem cells are...
ADHD
ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common neurobehavioral problem that affects children as well as some adults.Some research suggests that the cause of...
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic Rhinitis
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to substances it can't tolerate. The substances, like tree pollen or dust mites, are called environmental antigens, or...
Allergies
Allergies
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to substances it can't tolerate. The substances, like tree pollen or dust mites, are called environmental antigens, or...
Appendicitis
Appendicitis
The appendix is a small, finger-shaped pouch of tissue located at the lower right side of the abdomen. Although it branches off from the first...
Asthma
Asthma
Asthma, or reactive airway disease, is a chronic disorder that results in restricted breathing due to inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the main air passages...
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding
The outer breast consists of a nipple and areola. The tip of the nipple contains several hole openings allowing for milk to flow through during...
Bronchitis
Bronchitis
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Bronchodilators
Bronchodilators
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. In some cases the smooth muscle...
Cavities
Cavities
Whenever a person eats or drinks, food and liquid, which contain sugar and starches, are often left behind on the teeth. Bacteria, which also live...
Chickenpox
Chickenpox
Chickenpox is an illness caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The virus is highly contagious and is spread by coming in contact with infected droplets from...
Cochlear Implants
Cochlear Implants
When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the middle ear.As sound passes to the middle...
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart defect is the term given when one or more defects in the structure of the heart are present at birth. Approximately eight out...
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that alters the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects the body's epithelial cells that comprise the lining...
Depression
Depression
The brain is composed of millions of interconnecting nerve cells called neurons. In order for a person to think, move, or feel, these neurons must...
Diabetes
Diabetes
During the digestive process, much of the food that is eaten is converted into glucose, commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose circulates in the bloodstream...
Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome
The human body is made of millions of cells. Inside the nucleus of each cell is genetic information, found in chromosomes, that determines all of...
Ear Pressure
Ear Pressure
The ear can be divided into three sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.The middle ear is an air-filled chamber that...
Ear Tubes
Ear Tubes
When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the middle ear.At the opening to the middle...
Eczema
Eczema
Eczema is a common skin disorder.The word eczema is a general term that refers to an inflammation of the skin that produces an area of...
Epilepsy
Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder in which there is a sudden, temporary change in how the brain functions.The healthy brain is made up of millions...
Fetal Development
Fetal Development
Pregnancy and delivery involve the entire female reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina.After an egg is released from an ovary and...
Gestational Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
One of the most common complications during pregnancy is the development of gestational diabetes. Approximately 5 percent of pregnant women will develop this disorder. In...
Hearing Test
Hearing Test
When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and are channeled into the middle ear.At the entrance to the...
Hodgkins Lymphoma
Hodgkins Lymphoma
The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system. The lymph nodes throughout the body are connected by a network of lymph vessels. Lymph...
Immunization
Immunization
The circulatory system is comprised of both red blood cells and white blood cells. White blood cells are part of the immune system and continuously...
Influenza
Influenza
Influenza, or the flu, is caused by one of several types of viruses that can spread quickly from person to person via airborne particles.If the...
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
A hernia is the swelling or protrusion of an organ through an opening in the abdominal wall. An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area...
Inhalers
Inhalers
Some people have difficulty breathing due to illnesses which constrict their airways. Medications for these respiratory symptoms can be given by inhalation. Common...
Laryngitis
Laryngitis
The voice is actually sound that is made as air passes through the larynx or "voice box."When we inhale, the lungs fill up with air.
Liver Cancer
Liver Cancer
The liver is the largest organ inside the body and is located just below the ribs on the right side. The liver has many...
Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease
Tiny deer ticks can carry a harmful bacteria that causes Lyme disease. This bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, can be transmitted to humans if a person receives...
Measles
Measles
Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus. Infected people have the measles virus in the mucus of their nose and throat.
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
During pregnancy, the intestinal tract of a fetus is lined with a dark green fecal material called meconium. While in the uterus, a number...
Meningitis
Meningitis
The brain is surrounded and protected by the bones of the skull, cranial meninges, and cerebrospinal fluid.Meningitis is the infection of the meninges, the membrane...
Mumps
Mumps
Mumps is a contagious viral infection caused by the paramyxovirus. The virus is spread through contact with infected saliva. When an infected person sneezes or...
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
The lymphatic system is part of the body's immune system, which is responsible for keeping the body free of disease. The lymph nodes throughout the...
Osteosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
The skeletal system serves as the framework for the body and also protects the internal organs. Bones grow by a process called remodeling. During remodeling...
Otitis Media
Otitis Media
The ear has three distinct parts: the outer, the middle, and the inner ear. Sound waves first travel through the outer ear, into the...
Pneumonia
Pneumonia
During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and...
Prenatal Heart Circulation
Prenatal Heart Circulation
The heart and circulatory system of a fetus begin to form soon after conception. By the end of the fifth week, the heart of the...
Scoliosis
Scoliosis
The spine is one of the most important parts of the body. Not only does it serve to protect your spinal cord, but it is...
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that is inherited from both parents. This disorder is more common in certain ethnic groups, such as African...
Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy
The tonsils are two glandular masses of lymph node-like tissue that are located on either side of the throat.The function of the tonsils is to...
Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis
The tonsils are two glandular masses of lymph node-like tissue located on either side of the throat. If a person's tonsils have not been removed,
Upper Respiratory Infection
Upper Respiratory Infection
An upper respiratory infection is another way of saying that a person has a cold. A cold is a minor infection of the nose and...
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infection
The urinary system comprises the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The kidneys act as a filter and remove wastes from the blood in the form...
Vaccines
Vaccines
An illness can be caused by pathogens -- bacteria and viruses that cause disease. These foreign invaders can enter the body in different ways, such...
Valvular Regurgitation
Valvular Regurgitation
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Inside the heart, four valves open and shut in a precise sequence that...
Yeast Infection
Yeast Infection
The female reproductive system consists of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina.The vagina is a muscular canal that leads from the outside of the...