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Harvard Health Publications draws upon the more than 11,000 faculty physicians of Harvard Medical School to produce authoritative, trustworthy consumer health information on a wide range of diseases and conditions as well as lifestyle and prevention topics. 

 

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Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) that causes the sound of the voice to change. When it lasts more than two weeks it is...
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The test is also called a carotid Doppler ultrasound test. Ultrasound uses sound waves to create pictures of structures inside the body. There is no...
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Similar to any lab test, a high carbon dioxide level must be interpreted based on the person's situation.This includes:Why the test was doneWhat were...
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Sleep problems can cause mental disorders. And mental disorders can also cause sleep problems.Chronic sleep problems affect 50% to 80% of patients in...
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A high level of pancreas enzymes may mean inflammation and ongoing damage of your pancreas. Or it may mean nothing at all.The pancreas is a digestive...
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A "sliding hernia" is a type of hiatal hernia. This develops when the upper part of the stomach slips up through the diaphragm muscle into the chest...
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A good night's sleep does help us learn and remember. Here's the pattern: Learn something new during the day. Reinforce what you have learned while...
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Venous insufficiency means that the veins don't work properly. Most people develop this condition in their legs. The veins are responsible for...
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Hair pulling is more common than many believe. It may affect up to 3.5% of adults, although some experts say the number is closer to 1%. The older...
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Most often, people will develop allergy-type symptoms. This includes a congested or runny nose, sneezing, a scratchy throat and/or itchy, red eyes...
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Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. It is most often caused by viruses. But other germs, such as bacteria or fungi, can cause it. In rare...
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There is no clear agreement on what tests should be done in lupus patients. Different doctors have very different approaches. In some ways, this...
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You should seek medical attention immediately if you are concerned about your injury. This is especially true if a nail or other object broke through...
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Obsessions are repeating, intrusive, anxiety-provoking thoughts. Compulsions are hard-to-control urges to repeat certain behaviors. Many people have...
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What you have is called the photic sneeze reflex. It's not an allergy. The sneezing is a response to sudden bright light. Sunlight exposure is the...