In-depth

Angina

Angina is a common type of chest pain caused by coronary artery disease. Unstable angina can be a warning sign of a heart attack.

Bone spurs

Bone spurs can sometimes interfere with joint function or press on nerves.

Brachial plexus injury

Brachial plexus injuries affect the nerves that control your arms and hands. Serious injuries require early diagnosis for successful treatment.

Chiari malformation

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

Eyestrain

Reduce eyestrain by following these simple tips.

Fibromuscular dysplasia

Fibromuscular dysplasia is a rare, but treatable, condition in which the arteries to your kidneys, brain or abdomen narrow, reducing blood flow to your organs.

Hurthle cell cancer

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

Myocardial ischemia

Myocardial ischemia is a heart problem that occurs when blood flow to your heart muscle is decreased, reducing the heart's oxygen supply.

Naegleria infection

Summertime freshwater swimming may put you at risk of this rare but often fatal infection. Learn more about your risks and how to protect yourself.

Neck pain

Although often eased with simple techniques at home, neck pain can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious problem requiring medical treatment.

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.

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, hips and thighs.

Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of increased pressure inside the skull.

Rebound headaches

Small vessel disease

If you have symptoms of heart disease, but your doctor doesn't see any blocked major arteries, small vessel disease may be the cause.

Tension headache

A tension headache is the most common form of headache. A number of treatments are available to help you deal with the pain.

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the nerves or vessels in the shoulder area (thoracic outlet) are compressed.

Thunderclap headaches

Thunderclap headaches strike suddenly. Immediate medical attention is essential. Some thunderclap headaches signal a life-threatening condition.

Thyroid cancer

For people diagnosed with the most common forms of thyroid cancer, the prognosis is usually excellent.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury often linked to auto accidents. Discover which treatments work and which don't.

Sep. 19, 2012