Patient Basics: Tuberculosis

Originally published by Harvard Health.   What Is It? Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that kills more than 2 million people a year. Most of these deaths occur...

Patient Basics: Urethritis

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out of the body. Urethritis...

Patient Basics: Urinary Tract Infection in Women

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? A urinary tract infection is an infection involving the organs that produce urine and carry it out of the...

Patient Basics: Vaginal Atrophy

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Vaginal atrophy is a change of the vagina that develops when there is a significant decrease in levels of...

Patient Basics: Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is a painful disorder of a nerve in the face called the...

Patient Basics: Vitiligo

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Vitiligo consists of white patches of skin that are caused by the loss of melanin, the pigment that gives...

Patient Basics: Allergy Shots (Allergen Immunotherapy)

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Allergy shots are a treatment that can help to prevent or minimize allergic reactions. They are personalized to each...

Patient Basics: Biofeedback

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Biofeedback tries to teach you to control automatic body functions such as heart rate, muscle tension, breathing, perspiration, skin...

Patient Basics: Cardiac Catheterization

Originally published by Harvard Health.   What Is It? Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a heart specialist inserts a small tube (catheter) through a large blood...

Patient Basics: Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a recording of the brain's electrical activity. Metal electrodes attached to the skin on the...

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