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WEBWash your hands before eating and cooking. Store, prepare, and cook foods (particularly meats) appropriately. Drink only clean or treated water. Wash minor wounds with soap …

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Introduction to the Human Body

WEBThe biology of the human body includes. Physiology (how the body functions) Anatomy (how the body is structured) Anatomy is organized by levels, from the smallest …

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Overview of Mental Illness

WEBMental health (psychiatric or psychologic) disorders involve disturbances in thinking, emotion, and/or behavior. Small disturbances in these aspects of life are common, but …

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Classification and Diagnosis of Mental Illness

WEBIn 1980, the American Psychiatric Association published the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III), marking the first attempt to …

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Overview of Aging

WEBGerontology is the study of the aging process, including physical, mental, and social changes. The information is used to develop strategies and programs for improving the …

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Overview of Anxiety Disorders

WEBAnxiety disorders are characterized by persistent and excessive fear and anxiety and the dysfunctional behavioral changes a patient may use to mitigate these feelings. Anxiety …

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Medical Assessment of the Patient With Mental Symptoms

WEBHistory of present illness should note the nature of symptoms and their onset, particularly whether onset was sudden or gradual and whether symptoms followed any possible …

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Birth Defects of the Ear

WEBBirth defects of the ear are apparent at birth or soon afterward. Your child's ear may be very small, abnormally shaped, or missing. Some children are missing an ear canal and may …

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Routine Psychiatric Assessment

WEBIn an emergency, a physician may have to focus on more immediate history, symptoms, and behavior to be able to make a management decision. In a scheduled visit, a more …

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Overview of Personality Disorders

WEBOverview of Personality Disorders. Personality disorders are mental health conditions that involve long-lasting, pervasive patterns of thinking, perceiving, reacting, and relating that …

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Children with Chronic Health Conditions

WEBChronic health conditions (both chronic illnesses and chronic physical disabilities) are generally defined as those conditions that last > 12 months and are severe enough to …

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Changes in the Body With Aging

WEBThe skin changes partly because collagen (a tough, fibrous tissue that makes skin strong) and elastin (which makes skin flexible) become chemically changed and less flexible; …

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Overview of Coronary Artery Disease

WEBCoronary artery disease (CAD) involves impairment of blood flow through the coronary arteries, most commonly by atheromas. Clinical presentations include silent …

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Quick Facts: Numbness

WEBNumbness is loss of feeling in part of your body. You may have less feeling than usual or no feeling at all. Numbness can be a sign of a problem with your brain or your spinal cord. …

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Vaginal Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)

WEBThe vagina is infected by a yeast called Candida, usually Candida albicans, resulting in a yeast infection called candidiasis. Being pregnant or having diabetes or a weakened …

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

WEBChronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the breakdown of brain cells over time, caused by repeated head injury or blasts from explosions. Head injuries include concussions. …

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Acute Interstitial Pneumonia

WEBAcute interstitial pneumonia is an idiopathic interstitial pneumonia that develops suddenly and is severe. (See also Overview of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias .) Acute …

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Bejel, Yaws, and Pinta

WEBBejel occurs mainly in the hot, dry regions of the eastern Mediterranean and Saharan West Africa. Yaws occurs in hot, humid countries that are very near the equator in Africa, Latin …

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Overview of Sexuality

WEBSexuality is a normal part of human experience. However, the types of sexual behavior that are considered normal vary greatly within and among different cultures. In fact, defining …

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