In-depth


Acute kidney failure

Acute kidney failure is the sudden loss of your kidneys' ability to filter waste from your bloodstream. Correcting the underlying cause increases the likelihood of recovery.

Amniotic fluid embolism

Amniotic fluid embolism — Overview covers definition, symptoms and treatment of this pregnancy or post-pregnancy condition.

Cholera

Cholera causes severe diarrhea and can kill in a matter of hours, yet can be easily treated with oral or intravenous fluids.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Find out what can happen if you don't follow your treatment plan or check your blood sugar regularly.

Drug addiction

Hyperglycemia in diabetes

Hyperglycemia in diabetes — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments of high blood sugar.

Hyponatremia

Hypothyroidism

Although low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can leave you feeling tired and depressed, medications can help you live a normal life.

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this procedure.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Toxic hepatitis

Toxic hepatitis is liver damage that occurs when your liver isn't able to break down certain toxins — including common pain relievers such as Tylenol.

Viral hemorrhagic fevers

Ebola and Marburg viruses and yellow fever belong to a group of potentially deadly illnesses called viral hemorrhagic fevers. Find out about risk.

West Nile virus

West Nile virus infection usually resolves on its own, but occasionally it can be serious.

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