Health Topics

Wilson Disease

  • Also called: Copper storage disease, Hepatolenticular degenerationWilson disease is a rare inherited disorder that prevents your body from getting rid of extra copper. You need a small amount of copper from food to stay healthy. Too much copper is poisonous.Normally, your liver releases extra copper into bile, a digestive ...

Winter Weather Emergencies

  • Severe winter weather can lead to health and safety challenges. You may have to cope withCold related health problems, including frostbite and hypothermia Household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning from space heaters and fireplacesUnsafe driving conditions from icy roadsPower failuresFloods after snow and ice meltAlthough there are no guarantees of ...

Winter Weather Emergencies

  • Severe winter weather can lead to health and safety challenges. You may have to cope withCold related health problems, including frostbite and hypothermia Household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning from space heaters and fireplacesUnsafe driving conditions from icy roadsPower failuresFloods after snow and ice meltAlthough there are no guarantees of ...

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is characterized by abnormal immune system function (immune deficiency) and a reduced ability to form blood clots. This condition primarily affects males.Individuals with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome have microthrombocytopenia, which is a decrease in the number and size of blood cell fragments involved in clotting (platelets). This platelet abnormality, ...

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome

  • Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is a condition that affects many parts of the body. The major features of this disorder include a characteristic facial appearance, delayed growth and development, intellectual disability, and seizures.Almost everyone with this disorder has distinctive facial features, including a broad, flat nasal bridge and a high forehead. ...

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a condition characterized by abnormal electrical pathways in the heart that cause a disruption of the heart's normal rhythm (arrhythmia).The heartbeat is controlled by electrical signals that move through the heart in a highly coordinated way. A specialized cluster of cells called the atrioventricular node conducts ...

Women's Health

  • Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently.Unique issues include pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs. Women can have a healthy pregnancy by getting early and regular prenatal care. They should also get recommended ...

Women's Health Checkup

  • Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. During your checkup, your health care provider will usually do:A pelvic exam - ...

Wounds and Injuries

  • An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors ...

Wounds and Injuries

  • Also called: Traumatic injuriesAn injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work ...

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