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Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia 01/31/2010 (19.2%)
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia; Anemia - idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia is an acquired disease that occurs when antibodies form against a person's own red blood cells. In the idiopathic form of this disease, the cause is unknown.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Heart disease and women 05/22/2010 (19.2%)
Mention the term " heart attack " and most people imagine a pudgy, middle-aged man drenched in sweat and clutching his chest. Few people seem to consider cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a woman's disease. But according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women over age 25 . It kills nearly twice as many women in the United States than all types of cancer, including breast cancer.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Chlamydia infections in women 06/07/2010 (17.6%)
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. This article discusses chlamydia infections in women. See also: Chlamydia Chlamydial urethritis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Different strains of chlamydia cause genital, eye, lymph node, and respiratory infections. A baby born to a woman with a chlamydia infection of the cervix may develop eye or lung infections.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Taking care of your back at home 05/25/2010 (17.6%)
A common misconception about back pain is that you need to rest and avoid activity for a long time. In fact, bed rest is NOT recommended. If you have no sign of a serious cause for your back pain (such as loss of bowel or bladder control, weakness, weight loss, or fever), then you should stay as active as possible. Here are some tips for how to handle back pain and activity early on: Stop normal physical activity only for the first few days.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Women's health 03/29/2010 (17.6%)
Women’s health includes a wide range of specialties and focus areas, such as: Birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and gynecology Breast cancer , ovarian cancer , and other female cancers Mammography Menopause and hormone replacement therapy Osteoporosis Pregnancy and childbirth Sexual health Women and heart disease Benign conditions affecting the function of the female reproductive organs PREVENTATIVE CARE AND SCREENINGS Preventative care for women includes the following services: Regular gynecological checkups, including a pelvic exam and breast exam Pap smear Bone density testing Breast cancer screening Discussions about colon cancer screening Age-appropriate immunizations Healthy lifestyle risk assessment Hormonal testing for menopause See also: Breast self exam BREAST CARE SERVICES Breast care services include the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, which may involve: Breast biopsy Breast MRI scan Breast ultrasound Genetic testing and counseling for women with a family or personal history of breast cancer Hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy Mammography Mastectomy and breast reconstruction The breast care services team may also diagnose and treat noncancerous conditions of the breast, including: Benign breast lumps Lymphedema , a condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES Your sexual health is an important part of your overall well-being.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Health screening - women - age 18 - 39 05/20/2010 (17.6%)
Even if you feel fine, it is still important to see your health care provider regularly to check for potential problems.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Health screening - women - over 65 05/20/2010 (17.6%)
Even if you feel fine, it is still important to see your health care provider regularly to check for potential problems.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Health screening - women - age 40 - 64 05/18/2010 (17.6%)
Even if you feel fine, it is still important to see your health care provider regularly to check for potential problems.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Excessive or unwanted hair in women 09/02/2009 (17.6%)
Hypertrichosis; Hirsutism; Hair - excessive (women); Excessive hair in women; Hair - women - excessive or unwanted Considerations: Common Causes: All women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens).
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Bone marrow aspiration 06/02/2010 (17.6%)
Iliac crest tap; Sternal tap How the test is performed: Bone marrow aspiration may be done in the health care provider's office or in a hospital.
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