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A


A1C test *
Abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy and grafting *
Abdominal pain
- also see Biliary colic; Stomach and intestinal problems ...
Abdominal surgery, Colorectal, discharge instructions
Abdominoplasty ("Tummy Tuck")
Abrasion, corneal
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Abscessed tooth
Abstinence
- periodic sexual, for family planning *
- sexual
Abuse--see Alcohol; Drug abuse; Physical abuse
Acanthosis nigricans
Achilles tendon injury
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration of Achilles tendonitis *
Acid indigestion *
Acne
Acne rosacea
Acne, brief version *
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- diagnosis and treatment *
- HIV infection from blood transfusion
- nervous system complications
- risk factors and prevention of transmission
- testing for AIDS/HIV
- test HIV-1 antibody (ELISA and Western Blot)
- tumors
- University of Michigan Hospitals HIV Test Consent
Acquired factor inhibitors
Acromioclavicular separation (shoulder separation)
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Acromegaly
Acrophobia
Addiction--see Alcohol; Drug abuse
Addison's Disease
Adenovirus
Adhesion
Adrenal glands and indications for surgery
Adrenal surgery, pre and post-operative instructions
Adrenalectomy, discharge instructions (pdf file)
Adult immunization schedule -
Advance directives
- advance directives at UMHS - Overview
- advance directives, questions and answers
- Do-Not-Resuscitate Order - what is it?
- Do-Not-Resuscitate Order - sample form
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care - sample form
- Living Will - sample form
Aerobic exercise
- Aerobic exercise, brief version *
Aerochamber with metered-dose inhaler
- illustration
- text
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- illustration *
Amsler grid
- full-size illustration
- illustration of appearance with and without AMD
Agoraphobia
AIDS (see also Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) *
- AIDS in African Americans
- AIDS/HIV Testing
- HIV-1 antibody test (ELISA and Western Blot)
Air contrast barium enema
Alcohol
- delirium tremens (DTs)
- dependence (alcoholism) *
- frequently asked questions - (from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
- in diet
- in diet, brief version *
- related problems
- risk factors for dependence
- withdrawal
Alcohol Abuse - Self-help resources
Alkaline phosphatase test
Allergic conjunctivitis *
Allergic rhinitis * -
- Saline Nasal Sprays & Irrigation - block M
Allergies
see also Allergy

Allergy
- anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction) *
- asthma -
- contact dermatitis
- controlling environment
- contact dermatitis, brief version *
- dust mites
- eczema
- eczema, brief version *
- food
- hives
- latex allergy
- molds, avoiding
- poison ivy, oak, and sumac
- seasonal
- shots
- stinging insect
- testing for food allergies
- tests
Allergy tests
Alopecia
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Alternative medicine
Alternative or complementary ways to control pain
Altitude sickness
Alzheimer's disease *
Amebiasis, gastrointestinal
Amenorrhea (missed periods)
Amenorrhea (missed periods), brief version *
Amphetamine dependence
Amputation
Amputation of finger or toe
Amsler grid, illustration
- appearance with and without age-related macular degeneration
- full-size grid
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
ANA test
Anaerobic pneumonia
Anal fissure
- Instructions for patients
Anal fistula
Analgesia, patient controlled
Anal-Rectal Manometrics
Anal ultrasound
Anaphylactic shock *
Anemia
- complete blood count (CBC)
- diagnosis and treatment
- serum iron studies
- sickle cell
Anesthesia
Aneurysm
- abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy and bypass *
- dissecting *
Angel dust (PCP)
Angina
- atypical or variant
- overview*
Angiography
- coronary
- overview *
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Angioplasty
- illustration of blood vessel dilation with balloon catheter *
- illustration of catheter in heart *
- text*
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Animal bite
- overview
- rabies
Ankle problems and procedures
- dislocation
- fracture
- replacement
- sprain
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Anorectal surgery, patient instructions
Anorexia nervosa
Antacids
Anthrax, biological terrorism agent
Anti-inflammatory medicines
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
Antibiotics
Antidiarrheal medicines
Antibiotic resistant precautions
Anticoagulant-
Antinuclear antibodies test (ANA)
Antiphospholipid syndrome
Anxiety disorders
- agoraphobia
- panic disorder
Aortic dissection *
- illustration*
- text
Aortic valve, illustration of normal and stenotic *
Aphasia
Apnea, sleep
Appendicitis
Appetite, decreased (unexplained weight loss)
Arachnoiditis
Arrhythmia--see Cardiac arrhythmia
Art therapy
Arterial blood gases
Arteries
- angiogram *
- hardening of
- - illustration of plaque buildup in arteries *
- - text *
- illustration of circulatory system *
Arthritis
- coping with
- effect on sexuality
- gout
- illustration of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis *
- Lyme disease *
- osteoarthritis, diagnosis and treatment *
- overview *
- rheumatoid arthritis *
- rheumatoid factor test
- scoliosis
- systemic lupus erythematosus
Arthrocentesis
Arthroscopy
- for knee
- to remove or repair damaged meniscus (knee)
Artificial insemination
- treatment for female infertility
- treatment for female infertility, brief version *
- treatment for male infertility
- treatment for male infertility, brief version *
Aspirin and Heart Disease
Asthma
- Asthma Action Plan -
- diagnosis and treatment * -
- exercise-induced
- facts about asthma (UMHS)
- illustration of narrowing of bronchioles *
- medication
- - metered-dose inhaler
- - illustration
- - text
- - metered-dose inhaler used with an Aerochamber
- - illustration
- - text
- - peak flow meter
Astigmatism
Asymptomatic bacteriuria
Atherosclerosis
- illustration of plaque buildup in arteries *
- in coronary artery disease *
- overview *
Athlete's foot
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis, brief version *
Atrial fibrillation *
- options for the treatment of atrial fibrillation from the UM Electrophysiology Service (pdf file)
Atrophic vaginitis
- diagnosis and treatment
- hormone replacement therapy
Atypical angina
Augmentation mammoplasty (plastic surgery to enlarge breast)
Autogenic training
Autoimmune disease, antinuclear antibodies test (ANA) for
Autonomic neuropathy in diabetes mellitus *
Autopsy, Death and Dying (booklet in pdf format)
Avian influenza A H5N1


B   



Bacillary dysentery (shigellosis)
Back problems and procedures
- acute low back pain * -
- back pain, what is
- backpack safety
- diagnostic tests
- electromyography (EMG)
- exercise classes
- exercises for the lower back (pdf file)*-
- herniated disk
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- - surgery (laminectomy)
- illustration of back and neck muscles *
- low back pain, acute -
- - exercises for the lower back -
- lumbar puncture
- medications
- musculoskeletal back pain
- pregnancy and back pain
- prevention
- sciatica
- smoking and back pain
- spinal cord injury
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
Bacteremia (blood poisoning)
Bacteria in urine, no symptoms (asymptomatic bacteriuria)
Bacterial conjunctivitis *
Bacterial meningitis
Bacterial pneumonia *
Bacterial vaginosis *
Bad breath
Baker's cyst
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Balance/dizziness evaluation
Baldness
Balloon valvotomy
Bariatric surgery
Barium studies
- air contrast barium enema
- barium enema
- of esophagus, stomach, upper intestine (upper GI)
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer)
Battered woman, help for
Bedsores, diagnosis and treatment
Bell's palsy
Benign Breast Disease -
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- diagnosis and treatment
- transurethral prostatectomy (TURP)
Bifocals *
Bilateral orchiectomy
Bile duct problems--see Gallbladder problems and procedures
Bile duct, illustration
Biliary calculus--see Gallbladder problems and procedures
Biliary colic
Bilirubin, total
Biofeedback for Incontinence
Biological terrorism agents
Biopsy
(see also Endoscopy)
- breast
- - incisional *
- - needle core
- cutaneous (skin)
- excisional
- kidney
- liver
- lymph nodes in chest (mediastinoscopy)
- needle
- overview
- retroperitoneal lymph node biopsy by needle aspiration
- transurethral bladder
Bipolar disorder*
Bird flu
Birth control patch (Ortho Evra)
Birth control pills *
Bite
- animal or human
- animal, causing rabies
- tick (Lyme disease) *
Blackheads (acne)
Blackheads (acne), brief version *
Bladder control exercises for women
Bladder control exercises for women, brief version *
Bladder infection
Bladder infection, brief version *
Bladder problems and procedures
- asymptomatic bacteriuria
- bladder control
- - Kegel exercises
- - Kegel exercises, brief version *
- cancer of the bladder
- cancer of the urinary tract
- - metastatic
- cystocele and rectocele repair
- cystocele repair
- cystoscopy
- incontinence
- - overview
- - stress, in women
- indwelling catheter care
- infection (cystitis)
- infection (cystitis), brief version *
- intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
- neurogenic bladder
- removal of bladder (cystectomy)
- in men
- in women
- partial
- symptomatic abacteriuria
- transurethral bladder biopsy
- transurethral bladder tumor resection
- urinary tract infection (UTI)
- - in men
- - in women *
- urine culture
Bladder tumor
Bleeding after menopause
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blocked carotid artery
- diagnosis and treatment *
- surgery to remove blockage (carotid endarterectomy)
Blood clots
- deep vein thrombosis *
- lung
- thrombophlebitis
Blood culture test
Blood donation
Blood gases
Blood glucose test
Blood glucose test, self monitoring

Blood in stool
Blood in urine (hematuria)
Blood in vomit (hematemesis)
Blood poisoning (bacteremia)
Blood pressure, definition and guidelines for controlling
Blood pressure readings chart, home -
Blood pressure printable recording chart (pdf file) see Blood pressure, home monitoring * for instructions -
Blood pressure, home monitoring patient instructions -
(see also Hypertension)
Blood sugar level
(see also Diabetes mellitus)
- blood glucose test
- hemoglobin A1c test for diabetics *
- high in diabetes, causing ketoacidosis *
- low in diabetes (insulin-reaction hypoglycemia) * -
- self blood glucose monitoring
Blood tests
- alkaline phosphatase
- antinuclear antibodies (ANA)
- bilirubin, total
- BUN
- calcium
- chloride
- complete blood count (CBC)
- creatine kinase (CK) total
- creatinine
- culture test
- follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
- glucose
- hemoglobin A1c *
- HIV-1 antibody
- iron studies
- liver panel
- magnesium
- panel 7
- phosphate
- potassium
- prothrombin time (PT) and INR
- PSA
- rheumatoid factor
- SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase)
- SGPT (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase)
- sodium
- thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
- thyroxine (T4)
- vitamin B12
Blood Thinner -
Blood transfusion
- blood donation
- overview
- risk of HIV infection

Blood urea nitrogen test (BUN)
Body frame, determining size
Body mass index (BMI)
Body mass index (BMI), chart for calculating
Body temperature, low (hypothermia)
Boils
Bone cancer
Bone marrow biopsy
Bone mineral density testing
Bone scan
Bone, loss of mass (osteoporosis) * -
Botox treatment of wrinkles
Botulism
- biological terrorism agent
- food poisoning
Bowel
- healthy bowel habits
Bowel obstruction
- large
- small
Brain cancer
Brain problems and procedures
(see also Headache)
(see also Stroke)
- AIDS-associated tumors
- Alzheimer's disease *
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- aphasia
- arachnoiditis
- bacterial meningitis
- brain tumor
- cancer
- cerebral palsy
- concussion
- cushing's syndrome
- diabetic neuropathy *
- electroencephalogram (EEG)
- hydrocephalus
- illustration
- - cross section of brain
- - external brain
- meningitis
- Parkinson's disease *
- radiosurgery
- seizures
- seizures, brief version *
- stroke
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- - illustration of types *
- subarachnoid hemorrhage
- transient ischemic attack (TIA) *
Breast cancer (see also Breast problems and procedures)
- in men
Breast implant
- after mastectomy
- to enlarge breast
Breast problems and procedures
- biopsy
- - incisional *
- - needle core
- cancer
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - metastatic
- cyst drainage
- enlargement (augmentation mammoplasty)
- fibrocystic breast changes
- lift (Mastopexy)
- lumpectomy and axillary lymph node excision
- mammograms *
- reconstruction (plastic surgery to rebuild breast)
- reduction (plastic surgery to reduce size of breast)
- removal (modified radical mastectomy)
- self-examination
- - illustration *
- - text *
Breast self-exam
- illustration *
- text *
Breathing exercises
Broken ankle
Broken arm (forearm)
Broken bone, surgery to set
Broken leg
Broken nose *
Broken wrist
- navicular/scaphoid fracture
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- overview
Bronchial carcinoma
Bronchioles, illustration showing narrowing during asthma attack *
Bronchitis
- acute
- acute, brief version *
- chronic
Bronchoscopy
Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)
Bruise
Bruised nose *
Brushing teeth
Buerger's Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)
Bulimia nervosa
BUN test
Bunion
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
- surgery to remove (bunionectomy)
Bunionectomy
- illustration
- text
Burn
- fire injury prevention
- first degree
- second degree
- third degree
- surgery
Burn care
- acticoat dry dressing on donor sites *
- acticoat moist dressing *
- burn care at home *
- burn wound care *
- silverlon dressing *
Bursitis
- overview
- shoulder
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *


C  


C-Urea Breath Test
Cafe coronary
Calcific tendonitis
Calcium
- blood test for
- in diet*-
Callus
Campylobacteriosis
Cancer
- AIDS-associated tumors
- bladder
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - transurethral bladder tumor resection
- bone
- brain
- brain tumors
- breast
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - follow-up after surgery
- - hormonal therapy
- - in men
- - metastatic
- - operable (resectable)
- cervix (see also Cervical problems and procedures) *
- chemotherapy
- classification and stages
- clinical trials
- colon or rectum
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - metastatic
- esophagus
- gallbladder
- hodgkin's disease
- hospice care
- kidney
- larynx
- - cancer of the larynx - what patients should know in decision-making
- leukemia
- - lymphocytic, chronic
- - myelogenous, chronic
- liver (see also Liver problems and procedures)
- lung
- multiple myeloma
- myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
- non-hodgkins lymphoma
- oral
- pancreas
- pharynx
- prostate
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - metastatic
- - PSA test
- - specific antigen screening *
- radiation therapy
- screening
- skin
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - melanoma
- soft tissue
- stomach
- - diagnosis and treatment
- testicle
- - bilateral orchiectomy
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - metastatic
- tongue
- treatment team
- urinary tract
- - metastatic
- uterus (endometrial) *
Candidiasis *
Canes
- how to choose and use
- illustration, how to use
Canker sore
Carbohydrates in diet
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbuncles
Cardiac arrhythmia
- atrial fibrillation *
- electrical cardioversion *
- pacemaker implantation *
- palpitations *
- tachycardia
Cardiac catheterization
- illustration of catheter in heart *
- text *
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- illustration
- text
Cardiovascular fitness
Cardiovascular fitness, brief version *
Caregiver stress
Caries, dental
Carotid artery disease *
Carotid endarterectomy
Carpal tunnel syndrome
- diagnosis and treatment
- diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- illustration *
Cast care *
Cat scratch disease
Cataract
- extraction with lens implant
- - nuclear expression illustration *
- - phacoemulsification illustration *
- - illustration *
Catheter
- indwelling urinary
- subclavian venous infusion
- - with external lumen
- - with implantable target
Catheterization, heart
- illustration of catheter in heart *
- text *
Cavities, dental
Celiac disease
Cellulitis
Cerebral hemorrhage
Cerebral palsy
Cerebrovascular accident
Cerebrovascular accident, brief version *
Cerebrovascular insufficiency
Cervical cancer (see also Cervical problems and procedures) *
Cervical cap *
Cervical dysplasia (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia)
- diagnosis and treatment *
Cervical problems and procedures
- cancer *
- colposcopy *
- dysplasia *
- infection or inflammation (cervicitis) *
- laminectomy or cervical fusion, UMHS discharge instructions
- Pap smear * (cervical smear) -
Cervicitis *
Charley horse *
Checkup, routine
- men * -
- women * -
Chem-7 test
Chemical burn
- first degree
- second degree
- third degree
Chemical terrorism agents
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy, UMHS discharge instructions
Chest pain
(see also Costochondritis; Heart attack; Pleurisy)
- angina *
- coronary spasm
- noncardiac
Chickenpox in adults
Child Safety
Chlamydial infection
- in men *
- in women *
- test for
Chloride, blood (serum) test for
Choking
- cafe coronary, first aid for
- illustration of Heimlich maneuver *
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic retrograde (ERCP)
Cholecystectomy
- illustration of liver, gallbladder and pancreas
- laparoscopic
- surgical
Cholecystitis
Choledocholithiasis (see also Gallbladder problems and procedures)
Cholelithiasis (see also Gallbladder problems and procedures)
Cholesterol
- patient education handout*-
- high blood cholesterol - what you need to know (from NIH)
Chondrosarcoma
Chronic fatigue syndrome*
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Circulatory system, illustration *
Cirrhosis
Clap (gonorrhea) *
Claudication
Clean-catch urine specimen
- men
- women *
Clinical Research
Closed reduction of a fracture
Closed-angle glaucoma
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration *
Cluster headaches
CO poisoning
Cocaine
- dependence *
- intoxication*
- withdrawal *
Coccidioidomycosis *
Coitus interruptus, method of birth control *
Cold sore*
Cold, common*
Colectomy; Dehydration Prevention
(Total Colectomy with loop ileostomy, Total Colectomy with Ileal Pouch and Proctocolectomy/Ileostomy - pdf file)
Colitis
- pseudomembranous
- ulcerative
Collagen (Injectable Fillers)
Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
- injury-related
- non-injury-related
Collateral ligament injury of the knee
- lateral collateral ligament sprain
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- medial collateral ligament sprain
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Colonic polyps
Colonoscopy
- text
- - 2 day colonoscopy prep
- - PEG colonoscopy prep
- - phospho-soda laxative preparation
- illustration *
Colorectal cancer
- diagnosis and treatment
- metastatic
- screening for *
Colorectal surgery; discharge instructions (pdf file)
Colostomy
Colposcopy of vagina and cervix *
Coma, diabetic *
Common bile duct exploration
Common cold*
Common duct stones (see also Gallbladder problems and procedures)
Communication in intimate relationships
Compartment syndrome
Complementary medicine
Complete blood count test (CBC)
Computed tomography (CT scan) *
Concussion
- mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Condom
- female *
- male *
Condylomata acuminata *
Conjunctivitis
- allergic *
- illustration *
- viral or bacterial *
Constipation *
- constipation recipe
Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis, brief version *
Contact lenses
- gas permeable
- overview *
- soft
Contraceptive Methods
- birth control patch (Ortho Evra)
- cervical cap *
- condom
- - female *
- - male *
- Depo-Provera *
- diaphragm
- - illustration *
- - text *
- emergency birth control *
- intrauterine device (IUD) *
- natural family planning *
- oral contraceptives (birth control pills) *
- Ortho Evra, birth control patch
- spermicides (jellies, foam, suppositories, cream) *
- sterilization
- - in men (vasectomy) *
- - in women (see also Tubal ligation) *
- vaginal contraceptive ring (NuvaRing)
- - illustration, how to insert
- - text
- withdrawal *
Convulsions
Convulsions, brief version *
Corneal abrasion
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Corns
Coronary angiogram
Coronary artery bypass surgery
- illustration *
- text *
Coronary artery disease *
Coronary spasm
Cosmetic Surgery
Costochondral separation
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Costochondritis
Cough
Cough medicines
Coumadin (Warfarin) * -
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
- illustration
- text
Crab lice
Cramps
- menstrual
- muscle *
Craniotomy, UMHS discharge instructions
Creatine kinase (CK) total test
Creatinine clearance test
Creatinine, blood (serum) test for
Crohn's disease *
Crutches, how to use
- illustration *
- text *
CT scan (computed tomography) *
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Culture, urine
Cushing's syndrome
Cut, care of wound and sutures
Cutaneous biopsy
Cyst drainage, breast
Cyst, Baker's
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Cystectomy (bladder removal)
- in men
- in women
- partial
Cystectomy, pilonidal (removal of cyst over tailbone)
Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis, infection control
Cystitis
Cystitis, brief version *
Cystocele and rectocele repair
Cystoscopy


D  


Dandruff, caused by seborrheic dermatitis
DASH diet
Death and Dying
(booklet in pdf format)
Death certificate, getting a copy of (booklet in pdf format)
Decongestants vs. antihistamines
Decubitus ulcer
Deep breathing for relaxation
Deep vein thrombosis
Defecography
Dehydration *
Dehydration Prevention (Total Colectomy with loop ileostomy, Total Colectomy with Ileal Pouch and Proctocolectomy/Ileostomy - pdf file)
Delirium tremens (DTs)
Delusions (in schizophrenia)
Dementia (in Alzheimer's disease) *
Dental abscess
Dental care
- abscessed tooth
- dental implants
- dentist, how to choose
- gingivitis
- how to take care of your teeth
- intravenous conscious sedation
- oral health
- periodontal disease
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome)
- tooth decay (cavities)
- toothache
Dental implants
Dentist, how to choose
Depo-Provera *
Depressants, abuse and overdose of *
Depression *-
- adolescent girls, depression
- bipolar disorder
- children and adolescents
- diagnosis and treatment
- families and depression
- menopause, depression during
- menstrual cycle, depression and the
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- older adults, depression
- post-partum depression
- pregnancy and depression
- resources -
- screening test for depression
- woman's guide to understanding depression
Dermabrasion
Dermatitis
- atopic
- atopic, brief version *
- contact
- contact, brief version *
- seborrheic
Detached Retina
- illustration *
Diabetes (Complete listing of Diabetes Health Topics A to Z)
Diagnostic laparoscopy--see Laparoscopy
Dialysis, kidney
- BUN test
- illustration
- - hemodialysis
- - peritoneal dialysis
- - text
Diaphragm, vaginal
- illustration of insertion *
- text *
Diaphragmatic breathing for relaxation
Diarrhea
(see also Food poisoning)
(see also Stomach and intestinal problems and procedures)
- acute
- acute, brief version *
- antibiotic-associated
- traveler's
- viral gastroenteritis *
Diet
- calcium* -
- DASH
- diet, exercise and weight loss
- effect on tooth decay
- fad diets: low carbohydrate diet summaries
- fiber calculations
- food allergy testing
- food pyramid illustration & booklet (Steps to a Healthier You from the USDA)
- for diverticulosis *
- for obesity
- gluten free
- grains
- healing foods pyramid (From UM Integrative Medicine)
- healthy
- healthy, brief version *
- healthy weight gain
- iron
- lactose intolerance *
- low sodium for hypertension (from UMHS dietitians)
- mediterranean diet (pdf file from UMHS Patient Food and Nutrition Services)
- nutrition facts label, illustration
- salt/sodium in diet
- snacks, healthy
- to lower blood glucose in diabetes (from UMHS dietitians)
- vegetarian diet
- - overview
- - sources of some essential nutrients
Digestive system, illustration *
Dilation and curettage (D&C), diagnostic
Discharge Instructions UMHS, following
- Analgesia/Sedation
- Brachial or Femoral Arterial Catheter
- Cervical Laminectomy or your Cervical Fusion
- Chemotherapy
- Craniotomy
- JP Drains and Insertion Site
- Liver Biopsy
- Long-Term Monitoring
- Long-Term Monitoring with Depth Electrodes
- Lumbar Laminectomy for Herniated Disc or Lumbar Stenosis
- Medical Conditions, General
- Muscle Biopsy
- Pituitary Tumor Resection
- Radioactive Therapy
- Sedation/Analgesia
- Shunt Placement
- Stroke/TIA
- Surgery, General
- Temporal Lobectomy
- Transfusion
Disk, herniated
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
- surgery (laminectomy)
Dislocation
- ankle
- elbow
- knee
- shoulder
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Dissection, aortic *
Diverticulitis *
Diverticulosis
- diagnosis and treatment *
- diet *
- illustration *
Dizziness
- Balance/dizziness evaluation
Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
Domestic violence, help for the battered woman
Drug abuse
(see also Cocaine)
(see also Smoking)
- alcohol dependence *
- amphetamine dependence
- cocaine dependence *
- depressants, abuse and overdose of *
- hallucinogen dependence
- info facts - (from the National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- inhalant dependence
- narcotic dependence *
- narcotic drug withdrawal *
- phencyclidine hydrochloride (PCP)
- prescription drugs - (from the National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- sedatives
- - dependence *
- - overdose *
- substance abuse - Self-help resources
Drug addiction--see Drug abuse
Drug interactions
Drugs, therapeutic--see Medications
Dry Eye
Dry skin
Duodenal ulcer
- illustration
- text
Duodenal ulcer, brief version *
Dupuytren's contracture
- illustration
- text
Durable power of attorney for health care decisions
- overview
- sample
Dust mites
Dysentery, bacillary (shigellosis)
Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
Dyspareunia in older women
Dysplasia, cervical (see also Cervical dysplasia) *
Dyspnea


E  

E. coli infection
Ear problems and procedures
- cochlear implants
- illustration of ear *
- infection
- - otitis externa (outer ear infection)
- - otitis media (middle ear infection) -
- - otitis media illustration-
- Meniere's disease
- noise and hearing loss (NIHL)
- Otoplasty (surgery to correct prominent or protruding ears)
- replacement of stapes (stapedectomy)
- ruptured eardrum
Earache
Eardrum, ruptured
Eating disorder
- anorexia nervosa
- bulimia nervosa
ECG (electrocardiogram) *
Echocardiogram
- stress
- transesophageal (TEE)
- transthoracic *
Eczema
Eczema, brief version *
Ehrlichiosis
Ejaculation, premature
EKG (electrocardiogram) *
Elbow problems and procedures
- bursitis
- dislocation
- fracture
- lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Electrical burn, third degree
Electrical cardioversion *
Electrical Safety
Electrocardiogram
- exercise treadmill test (ETT) *
- overview *
Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Electrolyte panel test
Electromyogram (EMG)
ELISA test for AIDS
Embolic stroke
Embolus, pulmonary
Emergency birth control *
Emergency, Planning for an
Emphysema
Encopresis *-
Endarterectomy, carotid
Endocrine problems and procedures--see Gland problems and procedures
Endocrine surgery procedures (thyroid, pancreas, adrenal and parathyroid)
Endometriosis
Endoscopic Plastic Surgery
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopy
(see also Arthroscopy)
(see also Laparoscopy)
- bladder (cystoscopy)
- chest (mediastinoscopy)
- colon (colonoscopy)
- esophagus, stomach, duodenum (esophagogastroduodenoscopy )
- large intestine (sigmoidoscopy)
- lungs (bronchoscopy)
- pancreas, bile duct (ERCP)
- vagina, cervix (colposcopy) *
Enlarged prostate
- diagnosis and treatment
- transurethral prostatectomy (TURP)
Epicondylitis, lateral (tennis elbow)
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Epilepsy
Epididymitis
Epilepsy, brief version *
Epilepsy medications
Epistaxis (nosebleed)
Epstein-Barr virus
Erectile dysfunction
- diagnosis and treatment
- effect of diabetes
Erection, difficulty having--see Impotence; Sexuality
Ergonomics
- exercises to do at work
- - illustration
- - text
- proper posture at work
- - illustration
- - text
Erythema multiforme
Esophageal cancer
- Cancer of the esophagus (Q&A)
Esophageal dilation with bougies
Esophageal problems and procedures
- cancer
- esophageal dilation with bougies
- esophageal manometrics
- esophageal varices
- esophagogastroduodenoscopy
- gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- reflux esophagitis
- test preps, UMHS Radiology
Esophageal varices
Estrogen replacement therapy
Estrogen replacement therapy, brief version *
ETT (exercise treadmill test) *
Ewing's sarcoma
Excessive hair growth
Excision of a skin lesion (removal of a sore or growth)
Excisional biopsy
Excuse from work or school
Exercise
(see also Stress management)
- diet, exercise and weight loss
- for low back pain
- - exercises for the lower back (pdf file) -
- for maintaining health
- for maintaining health, brief version *
- for treating obesity *
- exercise benefits
- exercise essentials
- perceived exertion scale
- starting an exercise program
- strength training
- stretching
- target heart rate
- walking for fitness
Exercise test *
Exercise-induced asthma
Exophthalmos
External otitis
External Biliary Tube
- care guidelines
- dressing change instructions
- flushing
Eye ointments *
Eye conditions
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- - illustration *
- AIDS
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Amblyopia
- Astigmatism
- Blepharitis
- Cancer (Intraocular Melanoma)
- Cataract
- - illustration *
- - nuclear expression with lens implant, illustration *
- - phacoemulsification with lens implant, illustration *
- - surgery
- Chalazion (Stye)
- Conjunctivitis
- corneal abrasion
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- Corneal Erosions
- Cystoid Macular Edema
- Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
- Detached Retina
- - illustration *
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- - illustration *
- Diplopia (Double Vision)
- Dry Eye
- Ectropion
- Endophthalmitis
- Entropion
- Esotropia
- Exophthalmos (bulging eye)
- Exotropia
Eye Examinations
Eye Injuries
- paintball injuries
Eyedrops and Eye Ointments
- illustration (how to put in eyedrops)*
- text *
- Eyelid Spasm
- Floaters and Flashes
- - illustration *
- Glaucoma
- - illustration *
- - in African Americans
- - surgery
- Graves Disease
- Headaches and Eye Problems
- Herpes Simplex
- Herpes Zoster
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
- Hypertension
- Illustration
- - normal eye *
- - outer eye *
- Iritis
- Itchy Eyes
- Intraocular Melanoma (cancer)
- Juvenile X-linked Retinoschisis
- Keratitis
- Keratoconus
- Low Vision
- Macular Degeneration
- illustration *
- Melanoma (Intraocular Melanoma)
- Myopia (Nearsightedness)
- Nail-Patella Syndrome
- Optic Atrophy
- Optic Neuritis
- Overflow Tearing
- Paintball Injuries
- Pingueculum
- Pink Eye
- Presbyopia
- Pterygium
- Ptosis
- - ptosis (eyelid) surgery
- Refractive Error
- Reiters Syndrome
- Retinal Detachment
- - illustration *
- - surgery
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Retinoblastoma
- Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
- Retinoschisis
- Stye (Chalazion)
- Strabismus
- Ushers Syndrome
- Uveitis
Eye Surgery at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center
- Preparing for Surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- Capsulotomy
- Corneal Transplant
- Eyelid Surgery (ptosis surgery)
- Eye Muscle Surgery
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Laser Eye Surgery
- Refractive Surgery
- Corneal Ring Segment
- LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis)
- PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
- CK (Conductive Keratoplasty)
- Retinal Detachment
- Diabetic Retinopathy




F  

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
Facial Implants
Facial nerve weakness or paralysis (Bell's palsy)
Fainting *
Falls, Prevention Checklist (information from the CDC)
FANA screen
Fasciitis, plantar
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Fat in diet (see also Obesity)
Fat in diet, brief version *
Fatigue
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- jet lag
- overview
Fecal incontinence
Female condom *
Female infertility
Female infertility, brief version *
Female pelvis, illustration *
Female sterilization *
Female urinary system, illustration*
Ferritin, blood test for
Fever
Fever blister*
Fiber calculations (in common foods)
Fiber in diet
Fiber in diet, brief version *
Fibrillation, atrial *
Fibrocystic breast changes
Fibromyalgia
Fibrosarcoma
Finger amputation
Finger sprain *
Fire Safety
First aid
- burn
- - first degree
- - second degree
- - third degree
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- - illustration
- - text
- choking
- dehydration *
- frostbite *
- heatstroke
- hypothermia
- ice therapy
- scrapes and scratches
- seizures
- seizures, brief version *
- supplies
- wound care with skin adhesive
Fissure, anal
Fistula, anal
Fistulotomy
Flashes and Floaters in Eye
Flatulence
- foods and flatus
Flossing teeth
Flu
- respiratory
- stomach *
- vaccine -
Flu shot* -
Fluorescent antinuclear antibodies test (FANA)
Folic acid deficiency anemia
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) test
Food allergy
- diagnosis and treatment*
- testing
Food diary, keeping a
Food groups in diet
Food groups in diet, brief version *
Food labels
Food poisoning
- botulism
- campylobacteriosis
- E. Coli infection
- gastrointestinal amebiasis
- giardiasis
- listeriosis
- overview
- salmonellosis
- shigellosis
- trichinosis
Food pyramid illustration & booklet (Steps to a Healthier You from the USDA)
Foods and flatus
Foot problems and procedures
- amputation of toe
- athlete's foot
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- bunion
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- bunionectomy
- care of feet
- corns and calluses
- ganglion cyst
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- - removal (ganglionectomy)
- gout
- hammertoe repair
- ingrown toenail
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- - removal
- Morton's neuroma
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- plantar fasciitis
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- plantar warts
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- ulcers and infections in diabetes *
Forearm fracture
Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)
Fracture
- ankle
- cast care *
- elbow
- forearm
- hip *
- knee
- leg
- nose *
- reduction
- - closed
- - open
- wrist
- - navicular (scaphoid), diagnosis and treatment
- - navicular (scaphoid), illustration
- - overview
Frostbite *
Frozen shoulder (calcific tendonitis)
FSH blood test
Funeral Planning (booklet in pdf format)



G  

Galactorrhea -
Gallbladder cancer
Gallbladder problems and procedures
- biliary colic
- bilirubin test
- cancer
- common bile duct exploration
- draining (cholecystostomy)
- endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- gallstones in common bile duct
- illustration of gallbladder and bile ducts
- lithotripsy
- oral cholecystogram
- removal of gallbladder by laparoscopy
- removal of gallbladder by surgery (cholecystectomy)
Gallstones (see also Gallbladder problems and procedures)
- illustration *
- text
Ganglion cyst
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
- removal (ganglionectomy)
Gardnerella vaginitis *
Gas (flatulence)
Gas permeable contact lenses
Gastric cancer
- diagnosis and treatment
Gastric ulcer
Gastric ulcer, brief version *
Gastritis
Gastritis caused by H. pylori *
Gastroenteritis, viral (see also Diarrhea; Food poisoning) *
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) -
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) Patient Instructions -
Gastrointestinal amebiasis (amoebiasis)
Gastrointestinal bleeding
- hematemesis (upper GI bleeding)
- rectal bleeding
Gastrointestinal problems and procedures--see Stomach and intestinal...
Gastrostomy feeding tube placement
Generic or brand-name drugs
Genetics and Medicine
genetic screening before or during pregnancy
Genital herpes (herpes progenitalis) *
Genital warts
- diagnosis and treatment *
- human papillomavirus infection
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) -
GERD Patient Instructions -
German Measles (Rubella)
Giardiasis
Gingivitis
Gland problems and procedures
- Adrenal glands, indications for surgery
- Graves' disease
- hyperthyroidism
- hyperthyroidism, brief version *
- hypothyroidism and myxedema
- hypothyroidism, brief version *
- pancreas, indications for surgery
- parathyroidectomy
- parotidectomy
- thyroid scan
- thyroidectomy
Glaucoma
- illustration *
- in African Americans
- surgery
Glucose, blood test for
Glucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD)
Glutamate pyruvate transaminase, blood (serum) test for
Glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase, blood (serum) test for
Goiter
Graves' disease
- hyperthyroidism
- hypothyroidism
Gonorrhea
- in men *
- in women *
- test for
Gout
Grains in the diet
Grand mal seizure
Grand mal seizure, brief version *
Graves' disease
Grief and loss
Grief, Death and Dying (booklet in pdf format)
Groin hernia
- diagnosis and treatment
- diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- illustration *
Guillain-Barré syndrome
Gums, inflammation of (gingivitis)
Gynecomastia (enlarged glandular breast tissue in males)

 

H

  
H. pylori *
Hair loss
Hallucinations (in schizophrenia)
Hallucinogen dependence*
Hammertoe repair
Hand problems and procedures
- amputation of finger
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- - illustration *
- corns and calluses
- Dupuytren's contracture release for the hand
- finger sprain *
- ganglion cyst
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- removal (ganglionectomy)
- trigger finger
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
Hashimoto's disease (thyroiditis, cause of hypothyroidism)
Hay fever
Head injury (TBI)
Head lice
Head trauma
Headache
- and eye problems
- cluster
- migraine
- migraine, brief version *
- sinus
- tension (muscle contraction) *
Health care treatment directive
- overview
- sample
Health exam, routine
- men * -
- women * -
Health maintenance--see Prevention
Healthy diet
Healthy diet, brief version *
Healthy snacks
Hearing loss--see Ear problems and procedures
Heart and Cardiovascular Topics
Heart and blood vessel problems
(see also Hypertension)
(see also Stroke)
- angina
- - atypical or variant
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - noncardiac
- aortic dissection *
- aspirin and heart disease
- atherosclerosis *
- atrial fibrillation *
- - options for the treatment of atrial fibrillation from the UM Electrophysiology Service (pdf file)
- carotid artery disease *
- cerebrovascular insufficiency
- coronary artery disease *
- - warning signs of heart disease
- coronary spasm
- deep vein thrombosis
- glossary (cardiovascular terms)
- heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- heart attack (myocardial infarction), brief version *
- heart failure -
- heart murmur *
- hypertension -
- - secondary (associated with disease) *
- illustrations
- - blood flow in heart
- - circulatory system *
- - cross section of heart *
- - external view of heart *
- - normal and diseased heart valves *
- - plaque buildup in arteries *
- migraine headache
- migraine headache, brief version *
- mitral stenosis *
- mitral valve prolapse *
- palpitations *
- pericarditis *
- peripheral vascular disease
- preventing heart disease *
- pulmonary embolism
- sexual activity after a heart attack
- tachycardia
- thrombophlebitis
- transient ischemic attack (TIA) *
- valve diseases
- varicose veins
- warning signs of heart disease
Heart and blood vessels, procedures for
- abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy and bypass *
- angiogram *
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- angioplasty*
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- balloon valvotomy
- carotid endarterectomy
- coronary angiogram
- coronary artery bypass surgery *
- creatine kinase (CK) total test
- echocardiogram
- - stress
- - transesophageal
- - transthoracic *
- electrical cardioversion *
- electrocardiogram (EKG) *
- exercise test *
- heart catheterization
- - illustration *
- - text *
- heart valve replacement
- illustrations
- - blood vessel dilation with balloon catheter *
- - coronary artery bypass surgery *
- - pacemaker in chest *
- ldl apheresis
- pacemaker implantation *
- PET scan
- prothrombin time test (PT) and INR
- surgical valvuloplasty
Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- creatine kinase (CK) total test
- diagnosis and treatment
- diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- warning signs
Heart catheterization
- illustration of catheter in heart *
- text *
Heart disease--see Heart and blood vessel problems
Heart murmur *
Heart palpitations *
Heart transplant
Heart valve repair
Heart valve replacement
Heart valves, illustration of normal and diseased *
Heartbeat, fast
- atrial fibrillation *
- options for the treatment of atrial fibrillation from the UM Electrophysiology Service (pdf file)
- palpitations *
- tachycardia
Heartburn *
Heat therapy
Heatstroke
Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis *
Height and weight tables for adults
Heimlich maneuver
- description
- illustration *
Helicobacter pylori *
Hematemesis
Hematuria
Hemochromatosis
- diagnosis and treatment
- serum iron studies
Hemodialysis
- illustration
- text
Hemoglobin A1c test *
Hemoglobin and hematocrit test
Hemogram
Hemophilia
Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders
- acquired factor inhibitors
- antiphospholipid syndrome
- hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) syndrome
- low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) -
- qualitative platelet disorders
- thrombophilia
Hemolytic anemia
Hemorrhoids
- diagnosis and treatment
- hemorrhoid banding
- instructions following hemorrhoid banding
- hemorrhoidectomy
- thrombosed external hemorrhoid
Heparin, Low molecular weight (LMWH)* -
Hepatic panel
Hepatitis, viral
- blood tests
- hepatitis A
- hepatitis B *
- hepatitis C *
- overview *
Hepatoma
Herbal Medicinals
- Herbal medicinals, effects on coagulation
- Herbal medicinals, sedative/hypnotic effects or effects on blood glucose or blood pressure
- Herbal Medicines, perioperative considerations
- Herb Drug Interactions
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) syndrome
Hernia
- groin (inguinal)
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- - illustration *
- hiatal
Herniated disk
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
- surgery (laminectomy)
Herpangina
Herpes encephalitis
Herpes simplex virus
- cold sores and fever blisters
- genital herpes (herpes progenitalis) *
Herpes zoster (shingles)
Hiatal hernia
Hiccups
High blood pressure (see also Hypertension) * -
High blood pressure medicines
High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)
Hip problems and procedures
- fracture
- - illustration *
- - text *
- replacement
- - rehabilitation after surgery
- - surgery
- - replacement (total), illustration
Hirsutism (excessive hair growth)
Histoplasmosis
HIV infection (see also Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) *
HIV/AIDS Medications
HIV Testing
HIV-1 antibody test (ELISA and Western Blot)
Hives
Hoarseness
Hodgkin's disease
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Patient Instructions -
Home first-aid supplies
Home Security
Hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy, brief version *
Hormones--see Hormone replacement...; Gland problems...; Sexuality
Hospice
Hot flashes during menopause
Housemaid's knee (prepatellar bursitis)
Human bite
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (see also Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) *
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- genital warts *
- infection
Hydrocephalus
Hydrogen Breath Test (HBT) - Lactose Intolerance
Hyperglycemia, associated with ketoacidosis *
Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS)
Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS)
Hyperosmolar nonketotic diabetic coma

Hypertension * -
- DASH diet
- home monitoring, patient instructions -
- printable recording chart -
- low-sodium diet
- low-sodium diet, brief version *
- secondary (associated with disease) *
- weight control
- weight control, brief version *
Hyperthyroidism
- diagnosis and treatment
- diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- Graves' disease
- thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test
- thyroxine (T4) test
Hyperventilation syndrome
Hypocalcemia
Hypoglycemia, insulin-reaction * -
Hypothermia
Hypothyroidism
- diagnosis and treatment
- diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test
- thyroxine (T4) test


I  


Ice therapy
Ileostomy (Total Colectomy with loop ileostomy, Total Colectomy with Ileal Pouch and Proctocolectomy/Ileostomy - pdf file)
Illustrations
- Achilles tendonitis *
- Amsler grid
- - appearance with and without age-related macular degeneration
- - full-size grid
- ankle sprain *
- arthritis *
- asthma (narrowing of bronchioles) *
- athlete's foot *
- back and neck muscles *
- Baker's cyst
- blood flow in heart (cross section)
- blood vessel dilation with balloon catheter *
- brain
- - cross section
- - external
- breast self-examination *
- bunion
- bunionectomy
- cane, how to use
- carpal tunnel syndrome *
- cataract *
- cataract extraction
- - nuclear expression with lens implant *
- - phacoemulsification with lens implant *
- catheter in heart *
- circulatory system *
- conjunctivitis
- corneal abrasion *
- coronary artery bypass surgery *
- crutches, how to use *
- diabetic retinopathy *
- diaphragm, vaginal, insertion of *
- digestive system *
- dislocated shoulder *
- diverticulosis *
- ear *
- exercises for the lower back -
- eye
- - conjunctivitis *
- - cross section *
- - outer eye *
- - stye
- eyedrops, how to put in*
- flashes and floaters in eyes *
- food pyramid *
- gallbladder and bile ducts
- ganglion cyst
- glaucoma *
- groin (inguinal) hernia *
- heart
- - cross section *
- - external view *
- Heimlich maneuver *
- hemodialysis
- herniated disk *
- ingrown toenail
- injection (subcutaneous), how to give
- joint, anatomy of *
- kidney *
- laparoscopy
- lateral collateral ligament tear
- lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) *
- leg anatomy *
- lower back muscle strain *
- macular degeneration *
- medial collateral ligament tear *
- meniscal (cartilage) tear *
- metered-dose inhaler with Aerochamber, how to use
- metered-dose inhaler, how to use*
- Morton's neuroma
- navicular (scaphoid) fracture
- neck strain and neck spasm *
- normal and diseased heart valves *
- Nutrition Facts label
- osteoporosis
- pacemaker in chest *
- pancreas and middle gastrointestinal tract *
- patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
- pelvis, cross section
- - female *
- - male *
- peritoneal dialysis
- plantar fasciitis *
- plantar warts *
- plaque buildup in arteries *
- poison ivy and poison oak *
- respiratory system *
- retinal detachment *
- rib injury *
- rotator cuff *
- shoulder bursitis *
- shoulder separation *
- sinuses (location of) *
- skin, cross section *
- stroke, types of *
- suppository, how to use*
- thyroid gland *
- tonsils and adenoids *
- trigger finger
- tubal ligation *
- urinary system *
- - in female *
- - in male *
- vaginal medicine, how to use*
- vaginal ring, how to insert
- vasectomy *
- vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis
- wrist sprain, illustration*
Imaging
- angiogram *
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- angioplasty test prep, UMHS Radiology
- barium studies
- - air contrast barium enema
- - barium enema
- - of esophagus, stomach, upper intestine (upper GI)
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- bone scan
- computed tomography (CT scan) *
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- coronary angiogram
- echocardiogram
- - stress
- - transesophageal (TEE)
- - transthoracic *
- electroencephalogram (EEG)
- heart catheterization
- - illustration of catheter in heart *
- - text *
- lung scan
- magnetic resonance (MRI) *
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- mammography *
- myelogram test prep, UMHS Radiology
- needle biopsy test prep, UMHS Radiology
- oral cholecystogram
- PET scan
- thyroid scan
- ultrasound scan *
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- x-ray *
Immunizations
- adult immunization schedule -
- flu shot* -
- for travel
- routine health care for men * -
- routine health care for women * -
- tetanus shot -
Immunotherapy. allergy shots
Impetigo
Impotence
(see also Sexuality)
- diagnosis and treatment
- effect of diabetes
In vitro fertilization
- treatment for female infertility
- treatment for female infertility, brief version *
- treatment for male infertility
- treatment for male infertility, brief version *
Incision and drainage of a joint
Incisional breast biopsy *
Incontinence, fecal
Incontinence, urinary
- biofeedback for incontinence
- diagnosis and treatment
- helpful hints for
- stress incontinence in women
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - Kegel exercises
- - Kegel exercises, brief version *
Indigestion
Induced abortion
Indwelling catheter care
Infected joint, incision and drainage of
Infections
- opportunistic infections
- Infectious disease, universal precautions against
- Infectious mononucleosis *
Infertility
- FSH blood test
- in men
- in men, brief version *
- in women
- in women, brief version *
Influenza
- diagnosis and treatment*
- vaccine -
Ingrown toenail
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
- removal
Inguinal hernia
- diagnosis and treatment
- diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- illustration *
Inhalant dependence
Inhaler, metered-dose
- how to use
- - text
- how to use with an Aerochamber
- - illustration
- - text
- illustration of how to use
Injectable Fillers (collagen)
Injection (subcutaneous), illustration of how to give
INR test
Insect bites and stings
Insomnia
Instructions for the patient before and after surgery *
Insulin-reaction hypoglycemia * -
Intercourse, sexual
(see also Contraceptive methods)
- abstinence
- after heart attack
- effect of diabetes
- erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- painful for older women
- premature ejaculation
Intraocular lens implantation
- nuclear expression illustration *
- phacoemulsification illustration *
- text *
Intrauterine device (IUD) *
Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
Iodine deficiency
Iron
Iron deficiency anemia
Iron overload disease
Iron, blood tests for
Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome, brief version *
Islet Transplant
Itching
Itching, genital (jock itch) *
IUD (intrauterine device) *
IVP (intravenous pyelogram)


J  


Jaw pain caused by temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
Jet lag
Jock itch
Joint problems and procedures
(see also Ankle problems and procedures)
(see also Arthritis)
(see also Elbow problems and procedures)
(see also Knee problems and procedures)
(see also Shoulder problems and procedures)
- arthrocentesis
- bunion
- bunionectomy
- bursitis
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- - illustration *
- fibromyalgia
- fusion
- incision and drainage
- temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
Joint, illustration of *
Jumper's knee (patellar tendonitis)
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration


K  


Kaposi's sarcoma, associated with AIDS
Kegel exercises (for bladder control)
Kegel exercises, brief version *
Keeping a food diary
Ketoacidosis, diabetic *
Ketone testing
Kidney biopsy
Kidney failure
- acute*
- chronic
Kidney problems and procedures
- biopsy
- blood creatinine test
- BUN test
- cancer, renal cell
- creatinine clearance test
- dialysis
- - illustration of hemodialysis
- - illustration of peritoneal dialysis
- - text*
- illustration of kidney*
- infection (pyelonephritis) *
- intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
- - test prep, UMHS Radiology
- kidney failure
- - acute
- - chronic
- lithotripsy for kidney stones
- microalbumin test
- nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
- - radical
- - simple
- panel-7 test (electrolyte panel)
- stones
Kidney stones
- diagnosis and treatment*
- lithotripsy for
Knee fracture
Knee problems and procedures
- arthroscopic meniscectomy
- arthroscopy
- Baker's cyst
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- bursitis
- dislocation
- fracture
- lateral collateral ligament sprain
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration of lateral collateral ligament tear
- medial collateral ligament sprain
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration of medial collateral ligament tear *
- meniscal (cartilage) tear
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- questions and answers about knee problems (from the NIAMS)
- total knee replacement

 

L  


Lab tests
- alkaline phosphatase
- antinuclear antibodies (ANA)
- bilirubin, total
- BUN
- calcium
- chloride
- complete blood count (CBC)
- creatine kinase (CK) total
- creatinine
- creatinine clearance
- follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
- glucose
- gonorrhea and chlamydia
- hemoglobin A1c *
- HIV-1 antibody
- liver panel
- magnesium
- microalbumin
- panel 7
- phosphate
- potassium
- prothrombin time (PT) and INR
- PSA
- rheumatoid factor
- serum iron studies
- SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase)
- SGPT (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase)
- sodium
- strep
- thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
- thyroxine (T4)
- urine culture
- vitamin B12
Labyrinthitis
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Laceration, care of wound and sutures
Lactose intolerance *
- Hydrogen Breath Test (HBT)
Lacunar stroke
Laminectomy
Laparoscopy
- cholecystectomy
- diagnostic
- - chronic abdominal pain
- - liver cancer biopsy
- liver defect
- organ examination
- overview
- peritoneal fluid
- illustration *
Large bowel obstruction
Laryngeal cancer
- cancer of the larynx - what patients should know in decision-making
Laryngitis *
Laser Surgery
Laser surgery for macular degeneration
Lateral collateral ligament sprain
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration of lateral collateral ligament tear
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Latex allergy
Laxatives
LDL apheresis
Learning disabilities
Leg fracture
Leg problems and procedures
(see also Ankle problems and procedures)
(see also Knee problems and procedures)
- Achilles tendon injury
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration of Achilles tendonitis *
- chronic venous insufficiency
- compartment syndrome
- crutches, how to use
- - illustration *
- - text *
- deep vein thrombosis *
- fracture
- illustration of leg anatomy *
- peripheral vascular disease
- restless leg syndrome
- thrombophlebitis
- varicose veins
Legionnaires' pneumonia
Leukemia
- chronic lymphocytic
- chronic myelogenous (myeloid, myelocytic, granulocytic)
Lice
- crab
- head
- overview
Lipectomy, Submental (chin and neck fat excision)
Liposuction
Listeriosis
Lithotripsy
- for gallstones
- for kidney stones
Liver biopsy
Liver cancer (see also Liver problems and procedures)
Liver problems and procedures
- bilirubin test
- biopsy
- cancer
- cirrhosis
- hemochromatosis
- hepatitis, viral (see also Hepatitis, viral) *
- laparoscopy, diagnostic
- - cancer biopsy
- liver defect
- liver panel test
- Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
- transplant
- Wilson's disease
Living will
- overview
- sample
Long-Term Monitoring, UMHS discharge instructions
Long-Term Monitoring with Depth Electrodes, UMHS discharge instructions
Losing weight
Lou Gehrig's disease
Low back pain
- acute low back pain -
- exercises for the lower back -
- illustration of strained lower back muscles *
- sciatica
Low carbohydrate diet summaries
Low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) -
Lumbar Laminectomy for Herniated Disc or Lumbar Stenosis, UMHS discharge instructions
Lumbar puncture
Lumpectomy and axillary lymph node excision
Lung cancer
Lung problems and procedures
- asthma
- (see also Asthma)
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- - exercise-induced
- - illustration of bronchioles *
- bronchitis
- - acute
- - acute, brief version *
- chronic
- bronchoscopy
- cancer
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- coccidioidomycosis *
- emphysema
- histoplasmosis
- illustration of respiratory system *
- lung scan
- mediastinoscopy
- pleural effusion
- pleurisy
- pneumonia
- - anaerobic
- - Legionnaires'
- - overview *
- - streptococcal (pneumococcal)
- pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
- - injury-related
- - non-injury-related
- pulmonary embolism
- tracheostomy
- transplant
- tuberculosis (TB)
Lung scan
Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
- antinuclear antibodies test (ANA)
- diagnosis and treatment
- What African American women should know
Lyme disease *
Lymph node
- enlarged
- illustration of lymph nodes and vessels *

Lymph node excision, with lumpectomy
Lymphedema
Lymphoma
- associated with AIDS
- Hodgkin's disease


M  


Macular Degeneration
- Amsler grid
- - full-size illustration
- - illustration of appearance with and without AMD
- - illustration *
Magnesium, blood (serum) test for
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) *
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Malaria
- protection when you travel
Male condom *
Male infertility
Male infertility, brief version *
Male pelvis, illustration *
Male urinary system, illustration *
Mammograms *
Mammoplasty
- augmentation (plastic surgery to enlarge breast)
- reconstruction (plastic surgery to rebuild breast)
- reduction (plastic surgery to reduce size of breast)
Manic-depressive illness (bipolar disorder)
Massage, to enhance sexuality
Mastectomy, modified radical
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
Medial collateral ligament sprain
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration of medial collateral ligament tear *
Mediastinoscopy
Medications (A to Z listing of prescription and over-the-counter medications)
- asking about
- eyedrops and eye ointments
- - illustration (how to put in eyedrops)
- - text *
- notifying your physician (pdf file from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services)
- preventing problems in older adults
- safekeeping and safe use of
- subclavian venous infusion catheter
- - with external lumen
- - with implantable target
- using safely in older adults *
Medicine cabinet
Melanoma
Memory and Aging
Memory loss in Alzheimer's disease *
Meniere's disease
Meningitis, bacterial
Meniscal (cartilage) tear
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Meniscectomy, arthroscopic
Menopause
- diagnosis and treatment *
- hormone replacement therapy
- hormone replacement therapy, brief version *
- hot flashes
- pain with sexual relations
Menstruation
- amenorrhea (missed periods)
- amenorrhea (missed periods), brief version *
- dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
- explanation of cycle in discussion of natural family planning *
- FSH blood test
- premenstrual syndrome (PMS) *
Mental illness--see Psychological problems
Mental imaging for relaxation
Metabolic syndrome
Metastatic cancer--see Cancer
Metered-dose inhaler (MDI)
- how to use
- - text
- how to use with an Aerochamber
- - illustration
- - text
- illustration of how to use*
Microalbumin test
Microsurgery
Middle ear infection (otitis media)
Migraine headache
Migraine headache, brief version *
Milk, difficulty digesting (lactose intolerance) *
Mitral valve prolapse *
Mitral valve stenosis *
Mitral valve, illustration of normal and stenotic *
Molds, avoiding
Moles *
Monkeypox
Mononucleosis *
Morning-after pill *
Morton's neuroma
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Mountain sickness
Mourning
Mouth problems and procedures
(see also Dental care)
- cancer of tongue
- cold sores and fever blisters
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) *
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Mucothermal method of birth control *
Multiple myeloma
Multiple sclerosis
- illustration *
- text *
Muscle spasms (cramps) *
Muscle strains *
Muscle-contraction headache *
Myasthenia gravis
Myelin, illustration of damage in MS *
Myelodysplastic syndromes (myelodysplasia, MDS)
Myelogram Test Prep, UMHS Radiology
Myocardial infarction
Myocardial infarction, brief version *
Myofascial pain dysfunction (MPD)
Myopia (Nearsightedness)


N  


Nail infection, paronychia
Narcotics
- dependence *
- self-help resources
- withdrawal from *
Nasal allergies
Nasal fracture *
Nasal polyps
Nasal septoplasty
Nasal septum, injured *
Natural family planning *
Nausea
Navicular (scaphoid) fracture
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Nearsightedness
Neck problems
- spasms
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- strain
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Needle biopsy
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Needle core biopsy of breast
Nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
- radical
- simple
Neurodermatitis
Neurogenic bladder
Neuroma, Morton's
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Neuropathy, diabetic *
Neutropenia
Nicotine
(see also Smoking)
- dependence*
- nicotine replacement product, how to use your -
- withdrawal
Noise and hearing loss (NIHL)
Nonspecific vaginitis *
Nose problems and procedures
- allergic rhinitis
- hay fever
- injury *
- nasal septoplasty
- nosebleed
- reconstruction (rhinoplasty)
- vasomotor rhinitis
Nosebleed
Nutrition--see Diet


O  


Obesity
- diagnosis and treatment *
- losing weight
- role of exercise in treatment *
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Obstruction of bowel
- large bowel
- small bowel
Olecranon bursitis (student's elbow)
Olecranon fracture
Onychomycosis
Open gastrostomy tube placement
Open reduction of a fracture
Oral cancer
Oral cholecystogram
Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)*
Oral health
Oral rehydration solution, recipe for *
Orbital cellulitis
Orchiectomy, bilateral
Organ/Tissue Donation
- myths about donation
- preparing to be a living organ donor (printable PDF provided by JCAHO)
Organ transplant (islet, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas)
Osteoarthritis
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Osteomyelitis
Osteoporosis -
- hormone replacement therapy
- hormone replacement therapy, brief version *
- illustration
Osteosarcoma
Ostomy
Otitis externa (outer ear infection)
Otitis Media (Ear Infection and Middle Ear Fluid) -
Otitis Media (illustration) * -
Otoplasty (surgery to correct prominent or protruding ears)
Overdose of depressants *
Overflow incontinence
Oxygen therapy


P  


Pacemaker implantation
- illustration of pacemaker in chest *
- text *
Pain
- alternatives to controlling with medicine
- chronic
- controlling with medicine
- pain management (pdf document)
Paintball Injuries
Palliative care, hospice
Palpitations, heart *
Pancreas problems and procedures
(see also Diabetes mellitus)
- cancer
- cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- illustration of pancreas and middle GI tract *
- indications for surgery
- pancreatectomy (pdf file)
- pancreatitis
- - acute
- - acute, brief version *
- - chronic
- transplant
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic surgery, pre and post-operative instructions
pancreatectomy (pdf file)
Pancreatitis
- acute
- acute, brief version *
- chronic
Panel-7 test
Panic attacks associated with agoraphobia
Panic disorder
Pap smear * -
Parathyroid gland, indications for surgery
Parathyroidectomy, discharge instructions (pdf file)
Parkinson's disease *
Paronychia
Parotidectomy
Partial cystectomy
Passive smoking, hazards *
Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- rehabilitation exercises (text)* -
- illustration of rehabilitation exercises -
Patient-controlled analgesia system
Patient Safety in the Home
PCA
PCP (phencyclidine hydrochloride)
Peak flow meter -
Pediculosis (lice)
- capitis (head lice)
- overview
- pubis (crab lice)
Pelvic area, illustration
- female *
- male *
Pelvic exam
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) *
Pelvic organ prolapse
Penetration and perforation of ulcers
Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) -
Perceived exertion scale
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement
Perennial rhinitis of unknown origin
Perforated tympanic membrane
Perianal Itching
Pericarditis *
Periodic abstinence for family planning *
Periodontal disease, periodontitis
Peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy in diabetes mellitus *
Peripheral vascular disease
Perirectal abscess, Instructions following drainage of
Peritoneal dialysis
- illustration
- text
Peritoneal fluid, diagnostic laparoscopy for
Pernicious anemia (vitamin B-12 deficiency)
PET scan
Petit mal seizure
Petit mal seizure, brief version *
Pharyngeal cancer
Pharyngitis -
Phencyclidine hydrochloride (PCP)
Phlebitis
Phosphate (phosphorus), blood (serum) test for
Phthirus pubis (crab lice)
Physical abuse
- effect on sexuality
- help for the battered woman
- rape
Physical and hormonal changes
- older men
- older women (hormone replacement therapy)
- older women (hormone replacement therapy), brief version *
Physical exam, routine
- men * -
- women * -
PICC line care
Piles--see Hemorrhoids
Pilonidal cystectomy
Pimples (acne)
Pimples (acne), brief version *
Pinguecula *
Pink eye *
Pinworms
Pituitary Conditions
- Acromegaly
- Hormonal replacement
- Non-functioning pituitary tumors
- Prolactinoma
Pituitary Tumor Resection, UMHS discharge instructions
Plague, biological terrorism agent
Planning for an Emergency
Plantar fasciitis
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Plantar warts
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Plaque
- atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) *
- illustration of plaque buildup in arteries *
Plastic surgery
Pleural effusion
Pleurisy
Pleuritis
PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) *
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) *
Pneumococcal (streptococcal) pneumonia
- diagnosis and treatment
- vaccine
Pneumonia
- anaerobic
- Legionnaires'
- overview *
- streptococcal (pneumococcal)
Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
- injury-related
- non-injury-related
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration *
Polio, post-polio syndrome
Polyneuritis, acute ascending
Polyps in colon
Positional vertigo
Positron emission tomography (PET scan)
Post-polio syndrome
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Postmenopausal bleeding
Posture (sitting, standing, lifting)
- illustration
- text
Potassium, blood (serum) test for
Power of attorney, durable
- overview
- sample
Pregnancy
- genetic screening
- getting ready for
- induced abortion
- test for *
Premature ejaculation
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) *
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) *
Preoperative and postoperative instructions *
Prepatellar bursitis
Presbyopia
Prescription Drugs (provided by National Library of Medicine)
To browse by first letter of generic or brand name drug:
 

- Epilepsy Medications
- Generic Drugs
- Herbal Medicines

- - Herbal medicinals, effects on coagulation
- - Herbal medicinals, sedative/hypnotic effects or effects on blood glucose or blood pressure
- - Herbal Medicines, perioperative considerations
- - Herb Drug Interactions
- Home Pharmacy
- Your Medicine Cabinet
Pressure ulcers, diagnosis and treatment
Prevention
- diet for obesity
- exercise
- exercise, brief version *
- hazards of smoking *
- healthy diet
- healthy diet, brief version *
- heart disease *
- immunizations
- routine health care for men * -
- routine health care for women * -
- routine exam for men * -
- routine exam for women * -
- smoking, how to quit -
- stress management
- - deep (diaphragmatic) breathing
- - general guidelines
- - general guidelines, brief version *
- - mental imaging
- - progressive muscle relaxation
- triglyceride levels
- universal precautions against infectious diseases
Prinzmetal's angina
Progressive muscle relaxation
Prostate cancer
- bilateral orchiectomy
- diagnosis and treatment
- metastatic
Prostate problems and procedures
- cancer (see also Prostate cancer)
- enlarged prostate
- infection or inflammation (prostatitis)
- needle biopsy
- prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening*
- prostate specific antigen test
- robotic prostatectomy
- transurethral prostatectomy (TURP)
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening *
Prostate specific antigen test (PSA)
Prostatitis
Protein in diet
Prothrombin time test (PT)
PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening *
PSA lab test
Pseudomembranous colitis
Psoriasis
Psychological problems
(see also Eating disorder)
(see also Stress management)
- acrophobia
- agoraphobia
- amnesia
- anxiety disorders
- bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness)
- diagnosis and treatment
- grief and loss
- Grief, Death and Dying (booklet in pdf format)
- hypochondria
- learning disabilities
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
- panic disorder
- paranoia
- phobias
- post-partum depression
- posttraumatic stress disorder
- psychological and social problems of midlife sexuality
- psychosomatic illness
- psychotherapy
- schizophrenia
- self-injury
- suicide
Psychotherapy
Pterygium
PTSD
Pulmonary Embolism (Venous (deep) thromboembolism) -
- Treatment with coumadin -
Pulmonary fibrosis
Pulmonary function tests
Puncture wound
Pyelonephritis *


Q  


Qualitative platelet disorder

R  


RA quantitative, blood test
Rabies
Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy simulation
Radical nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
Radiographs *
Radioisotope exercise test *
Radiosurgery
Rape
Rash--see Skin problems and procedures
RAST test (for food allergy)
Raynaud's phenomenon
Reconstructive surgery
Rectal bleeding
- diagnosis and treatment
- hemorrhoids
Rectocele
Red blood cells, low level of
Red eye
- allergic conjunctivitis *
- viral or bacterial conjunctivitis *
Reduction mammoplasty (plastic surgery to reduce size of breast)
Reduction of a fracture
- closed
- open
Reflux esophagitis
Reiter's syndrome
Relaxation exercise
- deep (diaphragmatic) breathing
- mental imaging
- progressive muscle relaxation
Renal cell cancer
Renal failure
- acute
- chronic
Respiratory system, illustration *
Restless leg syndrome
Retinal detachment
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Retinopathy, Diabetic
- illustration *
Retroperitoneal lymph node biopsy by needle aspiration
Rhabdomyolysis
Rheumatic fever
Rheumatoid arthritis
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
- rheumatoid factor test
Rheumatoid factor test
Rhinitis
- allergic * -
- saline nasal sprays & irrigation - block M
- vasomotor
Rhinosinusitis, Sinusitis (Acute Bacterial ) -
Rhinoplasty (surgery to reshape the nose)
Rhytidectomy (Facelift)
Rib injury
- costochondritis
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Ringworm
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Root canal treatment
Rosacea
Rotator cuff injury
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration of rotator cuff *
Routine health care
- men * -
- women * -
Rubella (German Measles)
Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
- rehabilitation exercises (text)* -
- illustration of rehabilitation exercises -
Ruptured disk
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
- surgery (laminectomy)
Ruptured eardrum


S    


Safe use of medicines for the older adult *
Safer Health Care (pdf file from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Safety in the Home
Safety:Preventing Falls (information from the CDC)
Saline Nasal Sprays & Irrigation - block M
Salmonellosis
Salt/sodium
- in diet
- low-sodium diet for hypertension
- low-sodium diet for hypertension, brief version *
Sarcoidosis
Sarcoma
- diagnosis and treatment
- Kaposi's, associated with AIDS
SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome)
Scabies
Scans--see Imaging
Scaphoid (navicular) fracture
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Scar Revision
Scar tissue in abdomen
Schizophrenia
School excuse
Sciatica
Scleroderma
Scoliosis
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Scrapes
Scratches
Seasonal allergies (hay fever)
Seasonal precautions
Seborrhea/seborrheic dermatitis
Secondary hypertension *
Secondhand smoke
Secretin Stimulation Test
Sedatives
- dependence *
- overdose *
Seizures
Seizures, brief version *
Self-injury
Seniors, Preventing Falls (information from the CDC)
Sensate focus exercises
Sensual massage
Separation
- costochondral
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- shoulder
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Sepsis from infusion, injection, or transfusion
Septoplasty, nasal
Serum iron studies
Serum tests--see Blood tests
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Sexual abstinence
Sexual arousal in older men and women
Sexual assault
Sexual intercourse--see Intercourse, sexual
Sexuality
- changes in arousal from aging
- communication
- effect of arthritis
- effect of diabetes
- erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- guidelines for sexual activity after a heart attack
- pain with sexual relations in older women
- physical and hormonal changes
- - in older men
- - in older women (hormone replacement therapy)
- - in older women (hormone replacement therapy), brief version *
- problems of midlife sexuality
- psychological and social problems of midlife sexuality
- touching to renew
Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
- chlamydial infection
- - in men *
- - in women *
- genital herpes (herpes progenitalis) *
- genital warts *
- gonorrhea (clap) *
- hepatitis B (see also Hepatitis, viral) *
- HIV infection, AIDS *
- human papillomavirus infection
- pelvic inflammatory disease
- prevention
- syphilis *
- tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia
- trichomoniasis *
- urethritis
- vaginitis *
Sexually transmitted infections--see Sexualy transmitted disease
SGOT test
SGPT test

Shigellosis
Shingles (herpes zoster)*
Shock, anaphylactic *
Shortness of breath
Shots
- adult immunization schedule -
- flu -
- for travel
- illustration of how to give (intramuscular)
- illustration of how to give (subcutaneous)
- pneumococcal (streptococcal) pneumonia vaccine
- tetanus shot -
Shoulder problems and procedures
- bursitis
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- calcific tendonitis (frozen shoulder)
- dislocation
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- rotator cuff injury
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration of rotator cuff *
- separation
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- total replacement
Shunt Placement, UMHS discharge instructions
Sickle cell anemia
Sigmoidoscopy
- illustration *
Simple nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
Sinus headache
Sinuses, illustration *

Sinusitis (Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis) -
- saline nasal sprays & irrigation - block M
Sjogren's syndrome
Skin cancer
- diagnosis and treatment
- skin exam
- melanoma
- tanning beds
Skin exam
Skin prick test (for food allergy)
Skin problems and procedures
- abscess
- acne
- acne rosacea
- acne, brief version *
- alopecia (baldness)
- athlete's foot
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- boils and carbuncles
- Botox treatment of wrinkles
- burn
- - first degree
- - second degree
- - third degree
- cancer (overview)
- cellulitis
- chickenpox in adults
- cold sores and fever blisters
- contact dermatitis
- contact dermatitis, brief version *
- crab lice
- dermabrasion
- dry skin
- eczema
- eczema, brief version *
- erythema multiforme
- grafting
- head lice
- hives
- illustration of cross section of skin *
- lice
- melanoma
- moles *
- neurodermatitis
- pigmented lesions of the skin
- plantar warts
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration *
- pressure ulcer (bedsore)
- psoriasis
- Raynaud's phenomenon
- ringworm
- scabies
- scleroderma
- scrapes and scratches
- seborrheic dermatitis
- skin exam
- shingles
- sore or growth, removal of
- split-thickness graft
- sunburn
- suture and wound care
- systemic lupus erythematosus
- tanning beds
Sleep apnea*
Sleep problems
- among older adults
- apnea
- circadian rhythm disorders
- insomnia
- narcolepsy
- nocturnal seizures
- parasomnias
- periodic limb movement
- polysomnography
- principles of sleep hygiene
- restless leg syndrome
- snoring
- tips for successful sleep
Sleeplessness
Small bowel obstruction
Smallpox
- biological terrorism agent
- vaccine
Smoking
- hazards of *
- how to quit -
- how to use your nicotine replacement product -
- nicotine dependence*
- nicotine withdrawal
- secondhand smoke
- tobacco information and prevention sources (TIPS)
Snacks, healthy
Snakebite
Snoring
Sodium, blood (serum) test for
Soft contact lenses
Sore throat
- sore throat/pharyngitis -
- strep
- tests for strep
- viral
Spasms
- coronary
- eyelid
- muscle *
- neck *
Spastic colon
Spastic colon, brief version *
Spermicides (jellies, foam, suppositories, cream) *
Spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injury
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Split thickness skin graft
Sports physical generic printable form (pdf file)
Sprain
- ankle
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- finger *
- general information *
- knee
- - lateral collateral ligament, diagnosis and treatment
- - lateral collateral ligament, illustration
- - medial collateral ligament, diagnosis and treatment *
- - medial collateral ligament, illustration *
- shoulder
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- wrist *
Sputum culture test
Squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer)
Stapedectomy
Stasis ulcers (in chronic venous insufficiency)
Status epilepticus
Status epilepticus, brief version *
Stenosing tenosynovitis
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Stenosis, mitral valve *
Sterilization
- in men (vasectomy) *
- in women *
Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Stinging insect sensitivity
Stitches, care of
Stoma
Stomach and intestinal problems and procedures
(see also Food poisoning)
(see also Imaging)
- adhesion
- anal ultrasound
- anorectal surgery, patient instructions
- appendicitis
- colonic polyps
- colonoscopy
- colorectal cancer
- - metastatic
- - colorectal cancer screening *
- colostomy
- constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- defecography
- diarrhea, acute (see also Diarrhea)
- diarrhea, acute, brief version (see also Diarrhea) *
- diverticulitis *
- diverticulosis
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - diet *
- - illustration *
- duodenal ulcer
- - illustration
- - text
- duodenal ulcer, brief version *
- fecal incontinence
- flatulence (gas)
- gastric ulcer
- gastric ulcer, brief version *
- gastroenteritis, viral *
- gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) -
- gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) patient instructions -
- gastrointestinal ambiasis
- gastrostomy feeding tube placement
- giardiasis
- Helicobacter pylori *
- hematemesis (upper GI bleeding)
- hemorrhoids
- hiatal hernia
- illustration of digestive system *
- irritable bowel syndrome
- irritable bowel syndrome, brief version *
- laparoscopy, diagnostic, for chronic abdominal pain
- large bowel obstruction
- penetration and perforation of ulcers
- perianal Itching
- perirectal abscess, Instructions following drainage of
- rectal bleeding
- shigellosis
- sigmoidoscopy
- small bowel obstruction
- stomach cancer
- - diagnosis and treatment
- transrectal ultrasound
- traveler's diarrhea
- trichinosis
- ulcerative colitis
- yersiniosis
Stomach cancer
- diagnosis and treatment
Stomach flu *
Strain
- muscle *
- neck
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Strength training
Strep test
Strep throat
- diagnosis and treatment
- tests for strep
Streptococcal (pneumococcal) pneumonia
Stress echocardiogram
Stress incontinence in women
- diagnosis and treatment
- Kegel exercises
- Kegel exercises, brief version *
Stress management
- caregiver stress
- deep (diaphragmatic) breathing
- exercise
- exercise, brief version *
- general guidelines
- general guidelines, brief version *
- healthy diet
- healthy diet, brief version *
- holiday stress
- mental imaging
- progressive muscle relaxation
- psychotherapy
- stress reaction
- ten tips for coping with stress
- traumatic event
Stroke
- diagnosis and treatment
- diagnosis and treatment, brief version *
- discharge instructions, UMHS
- illustration of types *
- transient ischemic attack (TIA) *
Student's elbow (olecranon bursitis)
Stye (Chalazion)
- illustration
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Subclavian venous infusion catheter
- with external lumen
- with implantable target
Subcutaneous injection, illustration of how to give
Submental Lipectomy (chin and neck fat excision)
Substance abuse
(see also Alcohol)
(see also Cocaine)
(see also Smoking)
- alcohol dependence *
- cocaine dependence *
- depressants, abuse and overdose of *
- hallucinogen dependence*
- inhalant and solvent dependence
- narcotic dependence *
- narcotic drug withdrawal *
- phencyclidine hydrochloride (PCP)
Suicide
Sunburn
Superficial vein thrombosis
Suppository, how to use (illustration) *
Surgery, burn
Surgery, preop and postop instructions, general *
Surgical valvuloplasty
Sutures, care of
Swimmer's ear
Symptomatic abacteriuria
Symptothermal method of birth control *
Syncope *
Syphilis *
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- antinuclear antibodies test (ANA)
- diagnosis and treatment*
Systemic sclerosis


T  


T4 (thyroxine) test
Tachycardia
Tailbone, removal of cyst (pilonidal cystectomy)
Tanning beds
Target heart rate
Tay-Sachs disease
Teeth, taking care of (see also Dental care)
Temporal Lobectomy, UMHS discharge instructions
Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
Tendonitis
- Achilles
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
- calcific
- patellar (jumper's knee)
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - illustration
- rotator cuff injury
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration of rotator cuff *
- wrist extensor (lateral epicondylitis/tennis elbow)
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Tension headache *
Tension pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
- injury-related
- non-injury-related
Testicular cancer
- bilateral orchiectomy
- diagnosis and treatment
- metastatic
Testicular exploration
Testicular self-examination
- illustration
- text
Testosterone, decrease in older men
Tests, blood--see Blood tests
Tetanus shot * -
Thalassemia
Throat problems and procedures
- cancer
- - larynx
- - pharynx
- hoarseness
- laryngitis *
- pharyngitis -
- strep throat
- swallowing study, test prep, UMHS Radiology
- tonsils, removal of
- tracheostomy
- viral sore throat
- vocal cord lesions
Thrombophilia
Thrombophlebitis
Thrombosed external hemorrhoid
Thrombosis, deep vein *
Thrombotic stroke
Thrush
Thyroid gland
- Graves' disease
- hyperthyroidism
- hyperthyroidism, brief version *
- hypothyroidism and myxedema
- hypothyroidism, brief version *
- illustration *
- indications for surgery
- removal, pre and post-operative instructions
- scan
- thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test
- thyroxine (T4) test
Thyroid scan
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test
Thyroidectomy, discharge instructions (pdf file)
Thyroxine (T4) test
TIA (transient ischemic attack) *
Tick bite
- cause of Lyme disease *
- cause of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- overview
Tinea corporis (ringworm)
Tinea pedis (athlete's foot)
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Tinea Versicolor
Tissue Expansion
TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome)
Tobacco
- changes your body goes through when you quit
- cigarette substitutes
- hazards of use *
- how to quit -
- how to use your nicotine replacement product -
- nicotine dependence
- nicotine withdrawal
- tobacco information and prevention sources (TIPS)
Toe amputation
Toenail, ingrown
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
- removal
Tongue, cancer of
Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils)
- tonsils and adenoids, illustration *
Tooth abscess
Tooth decay
Toothache
Total ankle replacement
Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Total shoulder replacement
Touching in renewing sexuality
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) *
Tracheostomy
Tranquilizers, abuse and overdose of *
Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) *
Transplant
- islet
- liver
- lung
- pancreas
- organ
Transrectal ultrasound
Transurethral bladder biopsy
Transurethral bladder tumor resection
Transurethral prostatectomy (TURP)
Trauma
- mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- responses to a traumatic event
Travel, shots for
Traveler's diarrhea
Treadmill test *
Tremor, in Parkinson's disease *
Trichinosis
Trichomoniasis *
Tricuspid valve, illustration of normal and incompetent *
Trigger finger
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Triglycerides
TSH test
Tubal ligation
- illustration *
- text *
Tuberculosis (TB)
Tularemia, biological terrorism agent
"Tummy Tuck" (Abdominoplasty)
Tumor
(see also Cancer)
- AIDS associated
- bladder
- - diagnosis and treatment
- - transurethral bladder tumor resection
- colonic polyps
Twitch, eyelid
Tympanic membrane, perforated
Type 1 diabetes mellitus *
Type 2 diabetes mellitus * -
Typhoid fever


U  

Ulcer
- duodenal ulcer
- - illustration
- - text
- duodenal, brief version *
- gastric
- gastric, brief version *
- H. pylori infection *
- peptic ulcer disease (PUD)* -
- perforation and penetration of gastric or duodenal ulcer
- pressure (bedsore)
Ulcerative colitis
Ultrasound scanning
- echocardiogram
- - transesophageal (TEE)
- - overview *
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Universal precautions against infectious diseases
Upper gastrointestinal barium study (upper GI)
- test prep, UMHS Radiology
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Upper respiratory infection
Urethral syndrome
Urethritis
Urge incontinence
Urinalysis
Urinary catheter care (for indwelling catheter)
Urinary incontinence
- diagnosis and treatment*
- stress incontinence in women
- - diagnosis and treatment
- Kegel exercises
- Kegel exercises, brief version *
Urinary tract cancer
- metastatic
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- asymptomatic bacteriuria
- clean-catch urine specimen
- - men
- - women *
- cystitis
- cystitis, brief version *
- diagnosis and treatment
- - in men
- - in women * -
- prostatitis
- pyelonephritis *
- urethritis
- urine culture
Urinary tract, illustration *
Urine culture
Urine specimen, clean-catch
- men
- women *
Urology (Complete listing of Urology Health Topics A to Z)
Urticaria (hives)
Using oxygen at home
Uterine cancer


V  


Vaccine
- for travel
- influenza -
-
tetanus shot -
Vaginal bleeding, after menopause
Vaginal contraceptive ring (NuvaRing)
- illustration, how to insert
- text
Vaginal diaphragm
- illustration of insertion *
- text *
Vaginal medicine, how to use (illustration) *
Vaginitis
- atrophic
- diagnosis and treatment *
Vaginosis, bacterial *
Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) *
Valvuloplasty
- balloon valvotomy
- surgical
Variant angina
Varicella (chickenpox) in adults
Varicose veins
Vascular headache
Vascular headache, brief version *
Vasectomy
- illustration *
- text *
Vasomotor rhinitis
Vegetarian diet
- overview
- sources of some essential nutrients
Vein inflammation (thrombophlebitis)
Veins, illustration of circulatory system *
Venereal warts *
Venous (deep) thromboembolism (Pulmonary Embolism)* -
- treatment with coumadin -
Venous insufficiency, chronic
Vertigo
- Balance/dizziness evaluation
- positional
Vestibular neuritis
- diagnosis and treatment
- illustration
Viagra, treatment for erectile dysfunction (impotence)
Violence, domestic, help for the battered woman
Viral conjunctivitis *
Viral gastroenteritis *
Viral hepatitis *
Viral meningitis
Viral pneumonia *
Viral sore throat
Vision impairment--see Contact lenses; Eye problems and procedures
Vitamin B12, test for
Vitamin D and Calcium* -
Vitamins and minerals in diet
Vocal cord lesions
Volkmann's contracture
Vomiting and nausea
Vomiting blood
Vulvovaginitis *


W  

Walking for fitness
Warfarin *
-
Warning signs of heart disease
Warts
- genital *
- plantar
- - diagnosis and treatment *
- - illustration *
Water in diet
Water in diet, brief version *
Weight
(see also Obesity)
- losing weight
- loss, to control hypertension
- loss, to control hypertension, brief version *
- unexplained loss
West Nile virus
Western blot test for AIDS
What to Ask Your Doctor
Whiteheads (acne)
Whiteheads (acne), brief version *
Wilson's disease
Withdrawal
(see also Substance abuse)
- from alcohol
- from cocaine *
- from narcotics *
- from nicotine
Withdrawal method of birth control *
Work excuse
Wound
- care of wound and sutures
- care with skin adhesive
Wrist extensor tendonitis
- diagnosis and treatment *
- illustration *
Wrist problems
fracture, navicular (scaphoid)
diagnosis and treatment
illustration
fracture, overview
ganglion cyst
diagnosis and treatment
illustration
sprain
diagnosis and treatment *
illustration *
 


X  


X-rays (see also Imaging) *


Y  


Yeast infection *
Yersiniosis

 

 

 

 

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