In-depth

Agoraphobia

Do you feel trapped in your own home? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Find out how agoraphobia can be treated.

Conversion disorder

Conversion disorder occurs when your response to stress shows up as seizures, paralysis or another physical symptom.

Cough

An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for weeks signals an underlying problem.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)

DISH most often occurs in the spine, but it can affect other joints in your body. Get the basics on this condition.

Esophageal manometry

Esophageal manometry is a test that may be used to help diagnose disorders of the esophagus or to prepare for esophageal surgery.

Esophageal spasms

Esophageal spasms are irregular contractions of the esophageal muscles, which impair the movement of food to the stomach.

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Hurthle cell cancer

Hurthle cell cancer is a rare type of thyroid cancer. Surgical removal of the thyroid gland is usually required.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition of muscle weakness caused by a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles. Treatments can help relieve muscle weakness.

Panic attacks

Panic attacks can make you feel like you're having a heart attack. Learn how to manage these intense bursts of fear.

Pneumonia

There are at least 50 kinds of pneumonia — a serious lung infection that takes the lives of more than 60,000 Americans every year.

Polio

One of the most feared diseases of the 20th century, polio has been eradicated from the developed world but remains a threat in less developed nations.

Premature birth

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that causes a rash, fever and sore throat and usually affects children and adolescents.

Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection. It typically causes a very sore throat and is treated with antibiotics.

Tetanus

You can prevent tetanus — a serious bacterial disease — simply by being immunized against the disease.

Upper endoscopy

Find out what to expect during your endoscopy exam.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Oct. 15, 2014

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