Patient Basics: Psoriasis

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes scaling and inflammation. Psoriasis may develop as a result of an abnormality...

Patient Basics: Restless Legs Syndrome

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Restless legs syndrome is a movement disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs. These sensations typically are worse...

Patient Basics: Scabies

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Scabies is a mite infestation of the skin. The scabies mite, also known as the human itch or mange...

Patient Basics: Scleroderma

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Scleroderma is a poorly understood illness that causes widespread hardening of the skin, especially on the hands and face....

Patient Basics: Seborrheic Dermatitis

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Seborrheic dermatitis is a form of skin inflammation (dermatitis) that causes a red, oily, flaking skin rash in areas...

Patient Basics: Spinal Cord Trauma

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? The spinal cord carries nerve signals from the brain to the rest of the body. Trauma to the spinal...

Patient Basics: Swallowed Object

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Young children and, sometimes, older children and adults may swallow toys, coins, safety pins, buttons, bones, wood, glass, magnets,...

Patient Basics: Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is inflammation of the fibrous tissue (tendon) that connects muscle to bone in the elbow....

Patient Basics: Thyroidectomy

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland. This important gland, located in the...

Patient Basics: Traumatic Dislocation of the Hip

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? In a normal hip joint, the rounded top of the thigh bone (femur) fits into a cup-shaped socket in...
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