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Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis is the skin's reaction to an irritant—anything from poison ivy to certain fabrics can cause your skin to flare.
In cervical insufficiency, the cervix begins to dilate (widen) and efface (shorten and thin) during the second trimester, causing preterm delivery.
Traumatic injuries that break bones into bits and pieces or damage the soft tissue surrounding the bone are called complex fractures.
Erectile dysfunction or impotence, is a common, highly treatable condition. Often a physical problem, it also can affect men psychologically.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)
A period that lasts more than seven days and is also very heavy.
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which fluid that helps cushion the brain and the spinal cord accumulates inside the skull, causing neurological problems.
Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
While smoking remains the most common cause of lung cancer, you can develop the disease if you smoked very little or never smoked at all. Genetics are becoming an important key to treating these cancers.
Ovulation Induction and Intrauterine Insemination
Ovulation induction uses fertility medications to stimulate the release of eggs from the ovary. Intrauterine insemination can be used with it to achieve pregnancy.
Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer
External-beam radiation is used to treat esophageal cancer. High-energy X-rays kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Radiation Therapy for Lymphoma
Radiation therapy may be used to relieve pain or other symptoms related to lymphoma, such as if a tumor has spread to the brain or is pressing on nerves.
Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Radiation therapy treatments for pancreatic cancer include external bean radiation therapy (with chemotherapy) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by swelling and sores in the colon. With proper treatment, it can be improved.
Autism: The Transition to Adulthood
Modern treatments can effectively prepare many teens and young adults with autism to function well in college and beyond.
For women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast reconstruction surgery helps restore the appearance of the breasts.
Diagnosing Lupus Nephritis
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes rampant inflammation throughout the body; lupus nephritis is the diagnosis when the kidneys are involved.
Genomics and Cancer Treatment
Learning about a patient's unique genetic makeup so doctors can select effective, personalized treatments is the heart of genomic medicine.
Constipation is characterized by either infrequent bowel movements or the passage of dry, hard stools.
Suicide, whether spontaneous or planned, is a tragic act that has many long and far-reaching impacts.