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  • A Serious Look at Fainting

    Fainting (syncope) is a brief loss of consciousness. This leads to falling down or needing to lie down, followed by a quick recovery. Fainting by itself is not a problem, but it could be a sign of a serious health condition.

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

    AFLP is a rare, but serious, liver problem in pregnancy. With AFLP the liver cells have too much fat, which can damage the liver.

  • Anal Fistula

    An anal fistula is an abnormal opening in the skin near the anus. It leads to the inside of the anal canal in the colon.

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation is when the upper chambers of the heart don’t pump normally. Learn what happens in the heart, and how it can be managed.

  • Atrial Flutter

    Atrial flutter is when the upper chambers of the heart beat too fast. Learn how it happens, and how it can be treated.

  • Blood Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn

    During pregnancy, the fetal lungs are not used for breathing - the placenta does the work of exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide through the mother's circulation. With the first breaths of air the baby takes at birth, the fetal circulation changes.

  • Brain Cancer: Overview

    Brain cancer includes primary and secondary tumors. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary- Overview

    In carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP), doctors can’t tell where the cancer started. CUP has already spread by the time it’s diagnosed. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  • Chin, Cheek, or Jaw Reshaping/Facial Implants

    Detailed information on chin reshaping, cheek reshaping, jaw reshaping, and facial implants, including possible facial implant complications

  • Colorectal Cancer: Overview

    Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in either your colon or your rectum. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

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