In-depth

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is an uncommon hormonal disorder caused by the overproduction of growth hormone. It typically causes signs such as enlarged hands and feet.

Chiari malformation

Chiari malformation is an uncommon condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, causing headaches and other potentially serious symptoms.

Fibromyalgia

Fatigue and widespread pain are common with fibromyalgia, a condition affecting mainly women. Treatment often focuses on managing symptoms with medication and self-care.

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Hunter syndrome

Hunter syndrome, a rare metabolic disorder, occurs when the body can't break down certain complex sugars. Complications occur as these sugars accumulate in the body.

Insomnia

Sleepless nights? Insomnia includes difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep or going back to sleep after you awaken. Insomnia may be temporary or chronic.

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.

Septoplasty

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tonsillectomy

When is a tonsillectomy needed for throat infections, sleep apnea or other tonsil problems? Find out when it might help.

Tracheostomy

A tracheostomy, a surgically created hole in the windpipe, enables a person to breathe when normal breathing is obstructed.

Jul. 24, 2012

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