In-depth

Addison's disease

Addison's disease occurs when your adrenal glands produce insufficient amounts of certain important hormones. Treatment may include taking corticosteroids.

Alcohol intolerance

Think you have alcohol intolerance? Here's what might be causing your reaction to wine, beer or other beverages.

Amniotic fluid embolism

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

Anorexia nervosa

Find out what's behind this life-threatening eating disorder and how to treat it.

ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a sudden and serious lung failure that develops in people who are critically ill or have major injuries.

Arteriovenous fistula

An arteriovenous fistula is a treatable blood vessel condition in which your blood doesn't flow normally through your capillaries. Untreated, it can lead to complications.

Blood pressure test

You may have a blood pressure test as a part of a routine doctor's appointment or to check for high blood pressure or heart disease.

Cholera

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

Daily water requirement

Dehydration

You normally lose about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water every day — much more during exercise or illness. Learn how to stay hydrated.

Depression

Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.

Dizziness

Dizziness is one of the most common health concerns. However, few cases of dizziness are due to serious conditions.

Drug addiction

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Egg allergy

Egg allergy can cause a serious reaction in children and adults. Here's how to recognize egg allergy symptoms, and what to do if a severe reaction occurs.

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that provides valuable clues about your heart health. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is initiated by a rodent-carried virus that infects the lung tissues, bringing on flu-like symptoms, respiratory problems and even death.

Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion occurs when your body overheats, usually as a result of hot, humid weather. It's preventable, but can be dangerous if not treated.

Hypothyroidism

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

Peanut allergy

Peanut allergy can be serious. Find out what you need to know to prevent a life-threatening reaction.

Prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem, especially in teens. Tips on prevention and recognizing symptoms.

Radiation sickness

Radiation sickness is the effect of high doses of radiation on the body. The severity of illness depends on how much radiation the body absorbs.

Sheehan's syndrome

Sheehan's syndrome is a rare pituitary gland disorder that occurs in women usually as a result of severe blood loss during childbirth.

Stress test

A stress test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease and heart arrhythmias, as well as guide treatment of heart disorders.

Tilt table test

A tilt table test is used to investigate the cause of fainting (syncope).

May. 02, 2014

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