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Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia, causing confusion and memory loss severe enough to interfere with everyday life.
Coronary Atherosclerosis Treatments
Coronary atherosclerosis (coronary heart disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries, causing them to harden. Treatments are available.
Global Health and Travel-Related Maladies
Yale Medicine physicians are experts in global health and travel medicine, providing exceptional skill and insight for superior emergency care.
At your next large family gathering, talking about past cancer diagnoses throughout the family tree could provide valuable insight about possible risks of inherited cancers.
Spinal deformities affecting curvature or rotation (such as scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis) can be caused by a birth defect, age or trauma.
Blood Cancers: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Most blood cancers—leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma—are typically the result of abnormality and excessive reproduction of white blood cells.
For women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast reconstruction surgery helps restore the appearance of the breasts.
Watch this video to learn about carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness caused by compression of the nerve at the base of the palm.
Cervical cancer occurs when cells inside the cervix grow abnormally or a tumor starts to form.
When electrical abnormalities cause abnormal heart rhythms, you may experience palpitations—the heart is skipping, fluttering, or beating too hard or too fast
Pediatric Kidney Transplant
Kidney failure in children can be caused by birth defects and genetic conditions; a kidney transplant can be safe and effective treatment.
Penile and Urethral Cancer
Penile and urethral cancers are rare. Advancements in surgical techniques make it possible to remove tumors without significant damage to the penis.
Sickle Cell Disease
The only cure for sickle cell disease is a stem cell transplant, but the disease can be managed with pain medication and red cell exchange transfusions.
Today's 3D mammography helps give radiologists a more detailed view to better detect breast cancer. The technology also helps reduce false-positive results.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma accounts for 80 percent of all skin cancers. The cause is damage to the DNA of cells in the epidermis, the top layer of the skin.
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Working up a sweat on hot, muggy days or while exercising is only natural. But when the body sweats too much, it can signal a condition called hyperhidrosis.
Gaucher disease is a rare, inherited disorder that causes fatty substances to build up in the spleen, liver and other organs.
Oropharyngeal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Pharyngeal cancer affects the back of the throat (pharynx), and oropharyngeal cancer affects the back of the tongue, tonsils, soft palate and part of the throat.