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Adult Diseases and Conditions: H

  • Hair Loss

    Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of factors, including aging, changing hormones, illness, and family history.

  • Hair Problems

    Detailed information on hair problems, including baldness (alopecia), excessive hairiness (hirsutism), and ingrown hairs

  • Hair Replacement Surgery

    Detailed information on hair loss and hair replacement surgery

  • Halitosis (Bad Breath)

    Detailed information on halitosis (bad breath), including causes and treatment

  • Hand Pain and Problems

    Common hand problems include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ganglion cysts.

  • Hand Surgery

    Detailed information on hand surgery for different hand conditions

  • Handwashing

    At home or work, it's important to wash your hands often—and properly. Read on to learn how.

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

    Thyroiditis is when your thyroid gland becomes irritated. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common type of this health problem. It is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when your body makes antibodies that attack the cells in your thyroid. The thyroid then can’t make enough of the thyroid hormone.

  • Head Injury

    A head injury is a broad term that describes a vast array of injuries that occur to the scalp, skull, brain, and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head. Head injuries are also commonly referred to as brain injury, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), depending on the extent of the head trauma.

  • Head Injury in Children

    A head injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head. Or it can be a concussion, a deep cut or open wound, broken skull bones, internal bleeding, or damage to the brain. Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in children.

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