Adult Health Library

Adult Diseases and Conditions: B

  • Back and Neck Pain

    Back and neck pain can interfere with your ability to function. Overuse, overweight, and other problems can cause back and neck pain.

  • Back Pain in Pregnancy

    Back pain is common in pregnancy, because of your changing body. Here are ideas on what you can do to cope.

  • Bacterial Gastroenteritis

    Gastroenteritis is inflammation in the digestive tract, including the stomach and the small and large intestines. A virus, bacteria, or parasites can cause gastroenteritis. When it's caused by a type of bacterium, it’s known as bacterial gastroenteritis.

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. It is characterized by headache, stiff neck, and high fever.

  • Bacterial Skin Infections

    Detailed information on the most common bacterial skin infections, including cellulitis, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

  • Balance Disorders

    Detailed information on balance disorders, including acoustic neurinoma and Ménière's disease

  • Baldness

    Baldness, or hair loss, can be caused by many things including aging, hormones or illness. It's more common in men and can be treated with hair transplants or other procedures.

  • Barrett's Esophagus

    Barrett's esophagus is when the normal cells that line your food pipe (esophagus) turn into cells not usually found in your body. The new cells take over because the lining of the esophagus has been damaged. The new, abnormal cells are called specialized columnar cells.

  • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome (Gorlin Syndrome)

    The risk for ovarian cancer and skin cancer is increased with basal cell nevus syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

  • Basic Anatomy of the Heart

    Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about the size of two fists held side-by-side.

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