Diagnosis (from the Greek words dia = by and gnosis = knowledge) is the process of identifying a disease by its signs, symptoms and results of various diagnostic procedures. The conclusion reached through that process is also called a diagnosis. The term "diagnostic criteria" designates the combination of symptoms which allows the doctor to ascertain the diagnosis of the respective disease. Typically, someone with abnormal symptoms will consult a physician, who will then obtain a history of ...
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Questions and Answers about Shoulder Problems
... This booklet first answers general questions about the shoulder and shoulder problems. It then answers questions about specific shoulder problems (dislocation, separation, tendinitis, bursitis, imping...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
... WHAT IS CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME? HOW DOES CFS BEGIN? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? WHO GETS CFS? HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE CFS? WHAT CAUSES CFS? HOW IS CFS DIAGNOSED? THE CFS CASE DEFINITION HOW CAN I COPE WITH ...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fecal Incontinence
... Anatomy of the rectum and anus. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you can get to a toile...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
... Recurrent small cell lung cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the chest, central nervous system, or in other parts of the body. Treatm...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Epilepsy: Taming the Seizures, Dispelling the Myths
... by Audrey T. Hingley George Thomas was 21 years old when his life changed: As he stood in his girlfriend's yard, he was hit by a car. After spending a week in the hospital, he was released. But ov...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dealing with the Depths of Depression
... by Liora Nordenberg "I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would be not one cheerful face on earth. Whether I shall ever...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

   

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