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Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
"Arthritis" literally means joint inflammation. Although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. These disorders fall within the broader category of rheumatic diseases.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Spinal Stenosis
Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing puts pressure ...
National Library of Medicine
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a bone from the lower spine (a vertebra) slips out of position. This is not to be confused with a slipped disc, when one of the spinal discs inbetween the vertebrae ruptures.
NHS
Information for Patients About Paget's Disease of Bone
Paget's disease is a chronic disorder that can result in enlarged and misshapen bones
NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases
Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy
Breast cancer is sometimes detected (found) in women who are pregnant or have just given birth.
The website of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov)
Herniated Disk
Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bones called vertebrae. In between them are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. These disks cushion the ...
National Library of Medicine
Handout on Health: Sports Injuries
The term “sports injury,” in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Anemia
If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body ...
National Library of Medicine
Health Problems in Pregnancy
Every pregnancy has some risk of problems. The causes can be conditions you already have or conditions you develop. They also include being pregnant with more ...
National Library of Medicine
Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman's uterus or womb. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. After a hysterectomy, ...
National Library of Medicine
Menstruation
Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Every month, your body prepares for pregnancy. If no pregnancy ...
National Library of Medicine
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