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  • H1N1 Influenza

    The Facts H1N1 influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that causes symptoms of seasonal influenza in people. The name “swine flu” was initially used

    Halitosis

    The Facts Halitosis is also referred to as oral malodor, but most of us know it quite simply as “bad breath.” Even though it’s

    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

    The Facts Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that usually affects babies and children. HFMD can lead to fever, a

    Hay Fever

    The Facts Hay fever is also known as pollinosis or seasonal allergic rhinitis. For most people, a single allergen sets their symptoms off at

    Headaches

    The Facts Headaches are extremely common – most people have a headache at some time in their life. Most headaches disappear on their own

    Hearing Loss and Deafness

    The Facts Hearing loss is the reduced ability to hear sound. Deafness is the complete inability to hear sound. Deafness and hearing loss have

    Heart Attack

    The Facts The heart is one of the largest muscles in the body. The wall of the heart is the muscle that does the

    Heat Stroke

    The Facts Heat stroke is also known as sunstroke, thermic fever, or siriasis. It happens when the body’s mechanisms for controlling temperature fail. Heat

    Hemochromatosis

    The Facts Hemochromatosis is primarily an inherited (genetic) condition that allows too much iron to be absorbed and stored throughout the body. It’s one

    Hemophilia

    The Facts Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. People with hemophilia have little or no blood

    Hemorrhoids

    The Facts Hemorrhoids, also called “piles,” are swollen tissues that contain veins. They are located in the wall of the rectum and anus and

    Hepatitis A and B

    The Facts Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis may be acute (lasting only for the short term, after which

    Hepatitis C

    The Facts Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. The hepatitis C virus is one of the many causes of inflammation

    Hernia

    The Facts A hernia occurs when a portion of tissue in your body bulges into or penetrates a weakened muscle area. Theoretically, hernias can

    Herniated Disc

    The Facts The spine is made up of cylindrical bones called vertebrae. Between the bones of the spine are small discs made of a

    High Blood Pressure

    The Facts Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and people who have abnormally high pressure in their arteries are

    High Cholesterol

    The Facts Cholesterol is a fatty substance your body needs to rebuild its cells and to make certain hormones. It’s carried throughout your body

    HIV/AIDS

    The Facts AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) was first recognized in North America in the early 1980s. It is caused by a virus known

    Hives

    The Facts Hives, called urticaria by doctors, is one of the most common causes of skin inflammation. Up to 20% of the population will

    Hodgkin’s Disease

    The Facts Hodgkin’s disease is the name for a group of cancers that start in the lymph nodes and then spread to surrounding areas

    HPV Infection

    The Facts The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that causes skin and mucous membrane (the moist lining of body cavities such as the

    Huntington’s Disease

    The Facts Huntington’s disease, also called Huntington’s chorea, is a hereditary condition that affects the brain, specifically an area called the basal ganglia (located

    Hyperhidrosis

    The Facts Approximately 4 million sweat glands cover the body and produce the clear liquid that we know as sweat. The body produces sweat

    Hyperthyroidism

    The Facts The thyroid is a gland located in your neck, just beneath the Adam’s apple. It releases hormones – thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine

    Hypoglycemia

    The Facts Hypoglycemia occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too low. Normally, your body keeps your blood glucose within

    Hypothermia and Frostbite

    The Facts Hypothermia occurs when you have abnormally low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 37°C (98.6°F), as measured by mouth. Hypothermia is

    Hypothyroidism

    The Facts The thyroid is a gland located in the neck below the Adam’s apple. It helps control the body’s metabolic rate by producing

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